Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Tashir’s Russian Heritage

The Russian history in Tashir is striking. It is a town that was established by Russians who moved to the outskirts of the empire in the 1800s. The Tashir Luys team met a Malokan today and toured his residence. What we found took us back to the Russian past of Tashir and to its old days of glory.

Alexander Ivanovich Mironov, our Malokan guide, warmly welcomed us in his home and into his family’s past. An ancient Russian banya still stands on the property. While its condition is poor, its remnants speak of the family’s golden period in Tashir. Mironov’s grandfather was a wealthy farmer who owned cattle and a large stable. The repressive policies of the 1930s expropriated the family of all its property except for its home, constructed in 1905 and still standing today on Yerevanian street.  The home, as many in the town, carries all the features of typical Malokan architecture.  The beauty of the handcrafted window shutters contrasts the peeling colors of the wooden exterior walls.

The destiny of the Mironovs resembles that of many Tashirians. In the late 1980s, the economic and political difficulties forced many Malokans to immigrate to Russia, leaving behind their houses and the elderly. Armenians gradually populated the town, however, economic stagnation still remained dominant. While Tashir’s demography changed, its links to Russia have only strengthened since.


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Reflections and feedback

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Ganemian surname meaning from Mary

Ganemian meaning

The meaning of Ganemian come may come from a profession, such as the name "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy. Some of these profession-based last names might be a profession in some other language. Because of this it is essential to know the country of origin of a name, and the languages spoken by it's family members. Many modern names like Ganemian come from religious texts such as the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, etc. In many cases these family names relate to a religious phrase such as "Worthy of praise".

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Hello our friends from Montevideo,

We decided to introduce you to our Yerevan like you did ! : D 
Have nice summer holidays ))))
We will miss you very much!
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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

If you click here you can get a bigger picture.


Gastón, Iván, Juan, Julen, Melina, Nico and Claudia

Sunday, June 3, 2012

A thank-you present from Anna

I would like to thank you all personally and present a Word Cloud to you which has all your names in it. I hope you like it.
It was a great pleasure to follow all your posts and look at the photos you have shared. The blog will be open for all of you to post and communicate after the project is over.
Thank you all again! I will add my goodbye when our final presents are exchanged! :)

If you click on the image you will see it in its original size and can print it out if you wish. Just click on 'Print' button under it.

Wordle: Uruguay-Armenia School Project

Friday, June 1, 2012


Well, I want to say goodbye. I like this proyect because we used English in real life. And I realized that it is very important for my life.

This is my present for you. This picture was taken when Uruguay won the American Football Cup in Argentina in 2011.