News Armenian Villagers in Javakhk Accuse Catholic Priest of Molesting Boys, Desecrating Icon
17:25 | December 5, 2017
Residents of the Armenian-populated village of Tzghaltbila, in Georgia’s Samtskhe-Javakheti Region,
have petitioned the Georgian General Prosecutor’s Office to investigate the conduct of Father Anatoly
Ivanyuk, who’s been serving the local Catholic community for the past 27 years.
Interviews Armenian Church Primate: Gumburdu Church is Georgian, Permit Needed for Stone Cross
14:39 | October 6, 2017
Samvel Karapetyan never said it was an Apostolic church. Only a part was Apostolic. It occurred in
1830 when they built an adjacent wooden vestibule as the Holy Resurrection Church.
Articles More Tension in Javakhk: This Time It’s Tabatzghour
18:17 | October 3, 2017
Just days ago, the installation of a stone cross at a church in the village of Gumburdu led to a
confrontation and scuffle between residents and police. The incident sparked comments about a so-
called Russian-Azerbaijani conspiracy, and raised questions about the alleged friendly relations between
Yerevan and Tbilisi.
News Criminal Charges Filed Against Javakhk Armenian Villagers in Church Quarrel
10:07 | October 1, 2017
Georgia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs reports that criminal charges of assaulting police and government
representatives, property damage, and organized hooliganism have been filed against as yet unnamed
residents of the Javakhk village of Gumburdu who tried to gain access to the Holy Resurrection Church
on September 30 after being blocked by Georgian police.
News Shots Fired: Cops Stop Javakhk Armenian Villagers from Erecting Stone Cross
13:44 | September 30, 2017
Georgian police today prevented residents of the Armenian-populated village of Gumburdu (Javakhk)
from erecting a stone cross in the yard of the local church.
News Armenian Villagers in Georgia’s Akhalkalaki Region Gather to Mark “Deri” Pilgrimage
01:50 | July 10, 2017
A lamb is being skinned for a sanctuary meal. A villager says that in the past, every third family
slaughtered a lamb on this day, but this tradition has become a bit rare now.
News Hundreds Attend Opening of Holy Cross Armenian Church in Akhalkalaki Village of Gumburdo
18:38 | April 22, 2017
The newly built Holy Cross Church opened its doors today to hundreds of the faithful at a consecration
ceremony in Gumburdo, a village in Georgia’s Akhalkalaki region.
Articles Javakhk: A Non-Issue in Armenia's April Parliamentary Election
14:45 | March 13, 2017
Since the ORO alliance has nothing specific to say about Javakhk, this writer can only assume that the
alliance believes Javakhk and the problems faced by Armenians there, are of no concern to citizens in
News Akhaltskha House of Lusineh Zakaryan for Sale: Fate Remains Undecided
17:55 | November 2, 2016
The fate of the house where Lusineh Zakaryan, the prominent Armenian soloist best known for her
renditions of Armenian spiritual hymns, grew up in Akhaltskha (Javakhk) remains up in the air.
News The Conservation of the Gospel of Tsughrut
13:21 | October 21, 2016
The one thousand year old Gospel of Tsughrut or Hovhannes Avetaran is a significant piece of
Armenian medieval art in terms of archaeography and simplicity of miniature expression.
News Samtskhe-Javakheti - Georgian Parliamentary Election Results: 3 Armenians Elected, 4th Possible
13:06 | October 10, 2016
The other two Armenians who will sit in the Georgian parliament, representing Samtskhe-Javakheti, are
Ruslan Poghosyan and Samvel Manukyan. Respectively, they were 19th and 23rd on the Georgian
Dream proportional ballot.
News "Georgia Dream-Democratic Georgia" Wins Parliamentary Elections; Henzel Mkoyan Reelcted in
13:19 | October 9, 2016
According to preliminary elections results issued by Georgia’s Central Election Commission, the
Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia party came in first place in yesterday’s parliamentary elections
with 51.39% of the vote.
News Javakhk Armenian Council Holds Off Supporting Candidates in Georgian Parliamentary Election
12:35 | September 26, 2016
Regarding the upcoming Georgian parliamentary elections scheduled for October 8, the Council of
Armenian NGOs of Samtske-Javakh and Kvemo-Kartli has announced that as of now it will not be
supporting any of the candidates in the race.
Articles Javakhk’s Modegam Village: More Teachers than Students
17:08 | August 29, 2016
Modegam is an Armenian village in the Georgian region of Samtskhe-Javakheti. In the upcoming
October parliamentary elections, the village will be voting for candidates nominated in the Borjomi
district and not that of Akhalkalaki, like the other Javakhk Armenian villages.
Articles Chikharula: How This Armenian Village Became Georgian-Populated
16:03 | August 18, 2016
Villages with no corresponding road signs are nestled one after the other along the foothills on the
Samtskhe-Javakheti region of Georgia.
Articles Ten Years On: Armenian Village Has Little to Show for Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline
16:00 | August 15, 2016
When construction of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline got underway and it was revealed that a 2-
kilometer section of the 1,768 pipeline would pass through the fields in the village of Molit, in the
Samtskhe-Javaketi region of Georgia, local Armenian residents were overjoyed.
News Gruesome Find: Armenian Family Murdered in Javakhk Village
11:27 | July 11, 2016
Neighbors have discovered the bodies of a 37-year-old mother and her three children in the Armenian
village of Vachian, located near the town of Akhalkalak, Georgia.
News Javakhk Activist Chakhalyan Decries "Turkification of Georgia"
16:35 | February 9, 2016
In a public statement released today, Javakhk-Armenian activist Vahagn Chakhalyan has raised the
alarm over what he sees as the continuing “Turkification” of Georgia.
News MP Ayvazyan Doesn't Return Lake; Tabatzghour Villagers Appeal to Ivanishvili for Help
00:05 | January 18, 2016
Villagers have petitioned the Georgian courts to regain their rights to fish the lake, their prime source
of revenue. There have even been run-ins with the police.
News ECHR Throws Out Chakhalyan's Petition Against Georgia; Javakhk Activist Points Finger at
15:15 | January 13, 2016
The European Court of Human Rights ECHR) has decided not to review a petition filed by United
Javakhk leader Vahagn Chakhalyan charging Georgian authorities with persecuting him for his political