Browsing All posts tagged under »Armenia«

UAArt: Born In Cold To Warm Through Arts

August 23, 2011


Long Russian winters provoke all sorts of endeavors. Locals find their comfort in ice-cold vodka and old folk songs, chastushki. Members of the International Women’s Club (IWC) in Moscow found a solution using a slightly different combination and experimented with arts and diplomacy. The United Ambassadors of Art (UAArt) was created. UAArt brings together arts […]

Armenians In Ottoman Empire Through Postcards

May 24, 2011


Each of us got one black and white post card. As we peered at the copies of picturesque landscapes and faces of our ancestors, Osman Köker, founder of BirzamanlarYayincilik (Once Upon a Time) Publications opened his notes. “Have you ever been to Turkey?” asked Köker with his weighty Turkish accent resonating from under his thick […]

Stereotypical Trip Turns Into a Complete Cultural Immersion

July 9, 2010


Ric Gazarian, an entrepreneur in his 30s, was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts.  Having been to all 7 continents and traveled to 70 countries, he had never been to his native Armenia.  In 2003 he felt the need to experience what it is like being in Armenia and asked his father to accompany him.  […]

X-Cultural Flexibility

June 12, 2010


My brother, nicknamed Tant – short for our family name – is an international student at Brandeis University working on his Masters Degree in International Business. Born and raised in Armenia, he has lived in Canada, Russia and England. For as long as I can remember, he has been enrolled in head-spinning projects and progressive […]