It was in her sophomore year at university that Lilit Makunts realized that fighting for justice wasn’t simply a slogan. From her first involvement in a civic initiative to her foray into politics, Makunts has been ‘present’ all along, although perhaps slightly under the public radar. That is, until she was appointed as Armenia’s Minister of Culture on May 12.
Revelations of corruption at the highest levels in recent weeks have shaken many people in Armenia, including the youth who were active during the Velvet Revolution. In this first essay for EVN Report, Nune Harutyunyan writes about her feelings after investigators discovered stolen boxes of supplies meant for soldiers on the frontlines and more.
The essay attempts to offer several historical and pedagogical responses to the genocide of the Armenian people by suggesting a program on the study of the Middle Ages of Turkey, one that would entail the study of the three mediaeval epic tales that were forged during the Middle Ages on Anatolian soil.