AGBU Armenia hosts the all-girl team that won the People’s Choice Award at the Technovation Expo in California.Date: Sep 05
Thousands of Armenian manuscripts were written prior to the 15th century, when Gutenberg’s invention of the printing-press provided a technological breakthrough for the future progress of mankind. Armenians at that time were not free, but they were able to harness the new technology to print books thousands of miles away in Europe.
In 1512, Hakob Meghabard set up the first Armenian press in Venice. Half a century later, Abgar Dbir, who came to Rome to seek support for the liberation of his homeland, developed the notion of “book – homeland” – a national identity sustained through print. Printing became a means of Armenian national rejuvenation.
The film, Voskan Yerevantsi, is about this epic struggle to produce Armenian books in the 16th-17th centuries. The central character of the film is Voskan Yerevantsi, who became the first Armenian publisher of the Bible. He set on his mission at Saint Sarkis Monastery of Ushi in Aragats (in present-day Armenia) and ended up in Rome, Amsterdam and Marseilles.
One of the results of these endeavours was the spread of Armenian presses into Ottoman Turkey and Persia, predating those of Turks and Persians.
The printing of the Bible in Armenian, between 1666 and 1668, raised the standing of Armenians to that of other powerful nations in the world. A magnificent illustrated copy of the book was sent as a gift to the Sun King, Louis XIV of France.
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Nouvelles d’Arménie Magazine in partnership with UGAB France is organizing the 7th edition of Rendez-vous des NAM.
The conference will host Andreï Gratchev, former spokesperson of Mikhaïl Gorbatchev, who will be speaking on the following subject: “What is Russia’s strategy in the South Caucasus ?”
What is Russia’s game in the South Caucasus? An ally for Armenia on one side, Russia also maintains close relationships with Azerbaijan, notably through its extended sell of arms and equipment. Azeris used this equipment against Armenians during the 4-day war in April 2016. For years, Baku has been intensifying its relationship with Moscow in order to break the traditional alliance between Russia and Armenia. In Armenia, people’s discontent towards the Russian older brother is a sign of a real disappointment and preoccupation. Armenians are concerned and watch carefully what Russia has been doing in Ukraine, Georgia and Syria.
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