12 Historical Photos From Armenpress

Gagik Aghbalyan

December 18 marks the 100th anniversary of Armenpress News Agency. The agency was established by the decision of the National Council of the First Republic of Armenia and was called the Armenian Telegraph Agency. On December 21, a stamp dedicated to the Armenian Telegraph Agency was cancelled.

Currently, about 100,000 photos are stored in the photo-archive of the oldest Armenian agency.

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the agency, we present 12 current and past Armenpress photo correspondents’ works. They are pictures of memorable, historical or artistic value. The choice of the photos is to the agency.

1․ Levon Aronian, the leader of the Armenian Chess Team, in the Zvartnots International Airport as an Olympic Champion. Photo by: Artur Harutyunyan.

2․ Vardan Ajemyan, Arus Asryan, Aleksandr Ajemyan. The Family. Photo By: Avetik Badalyan.

3․  Participants of the Artsakh war meet in the very first Armenian parade. Yerevan, Republic Square. Photo by: Felix Arustamyan.

4․  Nikol Pashinyan welcomes his supporters at the Republic Square after being elected Prime Minister. Photo By: Gevorg Perkupekyan.

5․ Olympic champions Albert Azaryan, Hrant Shahinyan, Vladimir Yengibaryan and Igor Novikov near the Matenadaran. Photo by: Herbert Baghdasaryan.

6․ Peacekeepers return to the homeland. Photo By: Karen Minasyan

7․ Catholicos Vazgen I in the disaster zone. Photo by: Martin Shahbazyan

8․ Armenia-Iran new temporary bridge in Meghri. Photo by: Melik Baghdasaryan

9․ A family of survivors of the earthquake. Photo by: Mkhitar Khachatryan.

10․ The Garni Temple restoration process. Photo by: Nemrut Baghdasaryan

11․ Independence Day, 1991. Photo by: Ruben Atayan.


12․ Republic Stadium after Vazgen Sargsyan. Football soar. Photo by: Tigran Mehrabyan.

Gagik Aghbalyan

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