| 16.05.11 | 16:33
Saturday night (May 14) museums in Armenia offered a free night visit; among them History Museum (in Republic Square) prepared a trip back to the 1950s and 1960s with an old recorder playing waltz and showing old movies about the history of Yerevan. It is the sixth year Armenia is officially holding a Museum Night, although in 2003 famous film director Sergey Parajanov’s Museum was the first to hold such an event in Armenia.
| 13.05.11 | 16:30
This week in Yerevan within the framework of UN and OSCE joint project schoolchildren have been assisting the traffic police to demonstrate street crossing rules and refresh the pedestrian crossing stripes as an effort to regulate the pedestrian traffic in the capital.
| 12.05.11 | 14:31
A huge screen is being installed near Swan Lake, a small man-made pond in the center of Yerevan, for a May 14 event - residents and guest of the Armenian capital are invited to watch an open-air concert followed by a live broadcast of the Eurovision 2011 Finale, despite the fact that Armenia’s Emmy has failed to make it through to the final.
| 11.05.11 | 15:25
Mid May in Yerevan is mostly sunny with occasional showers but steady warm temperature ranging between 20C/68 F and 24C/75 F. (The weather today, May 11, is 25 C/77 F high and 11 C/51 low).
| 10.05.11 | 15:18
May 9 marked 66 years since the Soviet and Allied armies defeated Nazi Germany putting an end to WWII in Europe, and 19 years since the Armenian army liberated the fortified city of Shushi in Nagorno Karabakh. Every year this day a solemn ceremony of remembrance is held at Victory Park in Yerevan where tribute is paid to the brave soldiers who gave their lives in battlefields.
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| 06.05.11 | 16:06
French-Armenian photographer Max Sivaslian’s photo-exhibition opened today in Yerevan at the Artists’ House and will be open for visitors till May 15. The photographs presenting Armenians living in Western Armenia (Mush, Van, Sassoon, Malatya, Adiyaman) the majority of which have converted to Islam are also published in a book along with these people’s life stories.
| 05.05.11 | 17:19
Photo-exhibition and panel discussion as part of Turkish photographer Attila Durak’s “Ebru:The Reflections of Cultural Dialogue” project was held today (May 5) at “NPAK” Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art. The exhibition will be open for a month with the main objective of bringing cultural dialogue between Turkish and Armenian people. The Ebru (from Turkish “of different colors”) project has reached Yerevan due to the three-year-long efforts of a group of Armenian intellectuals from Kars.
| 04.05.11 | 15:17
Sunny weather and abundant vegetation in Yerevan inspires artists to leave their stuffy studios and work in the open air. (Weather in Yerevan today, May 4, is 73F/23 C high, 50F/10 C low).
| 03.05.11 | 14:13
Greening and beautification continues in the Armenian capital as the spring has entered its third phase. (The air temperature today May 3 in Yerevan is 71F/22 C high and 48F/9C low.)
| 02.05.11 | 15:35
Saturday, April 30, a ground-breaking ceremony of St. Anna church took place on the corner of Abovyan street and Sayat-Nova avenue, next to 13th century Katoghike St Astvatsatsin Church, with participation of the President of Armenia and the Catholicos of All Armenians. As part of the ceremony 16 stones were blessed, consecrated and laid as the foundation of the new church; the construction work of what will become a church complex including a Yerevan Residence for the Catholicos, are planned to be completed in 2013.