Saturday, 27 September 2008


Hello everybody. My name is Nvard. I’m from Yerevan, Armenia.
The Republic of Armenia lies in the north eastern part of the Armenian plateau, in the highlands surrounding the Biblical mountains of Ararat, upon which Noah's Ark came to rest after the flood. Ancient Armenia was one of the largest states of the Middle East. Its name is among six other countries depicted on a Babylonian map dating back to the 5th century B.C. Armenia is a unitary, multiparty, democratic nation-state with an ancient and historic cultural heritage. In 301 A.D. Armenia adopted Christianity thus becoming the first country in the world to proclaim it a state religion.
Armenia is currently a member of more than 40 international organizations, including the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the Asian Development Bank, the Commonwealth of Independent States, the World Trade Organization and the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation.
Hospitality is well-known in Armenia and stems from ancient tradition. Social gatherings focused around sumptuous presentations of course after course of elaborately prepared and well-seasoned food. The hosts will often put morsels on a guest's plate whenever it is empty or fill his or her glass when it gets low. After a helping or two it is acceptable to refuse politely or, more simply, just leave a little uneaten food. Alcohol such as cognac, vodka, and red wine are usually served during meals and gatherings. It is rare and unusual for one to go inside an Armenian household and not be offered coffee, pastry, food, or even water.
As George Gordon Byron said, “There is no other land in the world so full of wonders as the land of Armenians…”
Yerevan, the pink capital city of Armenia, one of the most ancient eastern cities, is already 2789 years old. But being an ancient city it is flourishing day by day.

I promise to tell you about the youth life in Armenia and hope you will be interested in.

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