Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque, Grozny/Chechnya.

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The Parajanov Woman: Artist Lusine Aguletsi
Yerevan, Armenia © Onnik Krikorian 2000

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Sabahiniz xeyir! Eziz Bakililar ve seherimizin coxlu-coxlu qonaqlari :))) by turgay_manafov

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Dancers from the Ahli Club for Circassian Dance perform at the Southern theatre during the Jerash Festival in the ancient city of Jerash, Jordan. Reuters

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If North Caucasian Republics United into a country

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I get so tired of the way people like to frame this blog. Please relax! If you think you’re white, you’re white. I don’t care, I don’t mean to keep you from identifying as white or European or Caucasian. I don’t care at all! I want to make that abundantly clear. I (we?) may well have come into this with specific political preconceptions, but if they were there at the start (which is debatable, really) they are certainly gone now. This is now mostly about Caucasian culture, by which I mean the Caucasus as a region and not pure ethnic Caucasian culture (which apparently excludes Armenians and Azerbaijanis, but whatever.) Side note: Armenians and Azerbaijanis aren’t the degenerate vermin underbreed of the Caucasus, and if that’s the position you take in defending your own whiteness as a North Caucasian or Georgian or whatever, have you heard the good news? Today, thisiscaucasian is offering free tutorials on how to click the unfollow button and disappear into the black hole that is your needlessly irritating and unfashionably bigoted existence. 

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где-то в Дагестане )

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All we need is pease and love!
Желаем, чтобы больше не было войны!

#Abkhazia #Gagra #Sukhum #Apsny

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Bazar in Baku

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Parz Lich | Armenia

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Photo: Papier d’Arménie.

Papier d’Arménie, a type of Armenian paper produced in France, is a room deodorizing product sold as booklets of twelve sheets of paper each cut into three pieces, which are coated with benzoin resin, the dried sap of styrax trees.
Originally in the 16th century these were known as medicinal papers and burned to fumigate things only to slowly fall out of fashion in most areas of Europe. One area that did keep the practice alive was Armenia which used benzoin resin as the bases for theirs. If you’ve never sniffed benzoin, it’s somewhere between vanilla, balsam and, to me, rich amber. Gorgeous, especially during colder times.
At the end of the 19th century, Auguste Ponsot discovered that Armenian households would burn Styrax as a fragrance and disinfectant. M. Ponsot adopted this habit with the help of the pharmacist Henri Rivier and the recipe created by the celebrated French perfumer of Armenian origin Francis Kurkdjian, who recreated the recipe going from village to village in Armenia and France, whereby benzoin resin was dissolved in alcohol, then infused onto a blotting paper support. The “alchemy” inherent in Papier d’Arménie became a huge success with the emerging importance of hygiene from 1888–1889, and has been steadily produced in Montrouge, France since 1885.

Armenian paper is an integral part of French culture, and has been mentioned in works by greats such as singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg (in the lyrics to “Les Petits Papiers”), and the writers Georges Perec and Robert Sabatier (in his novel “Les allumettes suédoises” published in English as “The Safety Matches”).

#Papier #dArménie #Armenian #France #paper #culture #heritage #history #Armenia #read

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I finally got out of my room. Rufabgo waterfalls, Caucasian mountains

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Vladikavkaz banquet hall, and lobby bar.

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World Food Friday | Georgia

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khinkali — dumplings (boiled or steamed) with a variety of fillings (e.g. spiced meat, greens, potatoes, cheese) depending on the region; best eaten by sucking out the broth as you bite and then leaving the top knob or kudi (hat) untouched (x)
lobio — beans mixed with ground walnuts, olive oil, spices; consistency varies from soup to stew-like; often served with mchadi (corn bread) (x)
chakapuli — lamb stew made with dry white wine, tkemali (plum sauce), herbs (x)
satsivi — chicken or turkey covered in a thin paste of walnuts, herbs and garlic; a dish usually eaten in wintertime (x)
sulguni — pickled cheese from the samegrelo region; dimpled texture with a sour and salty taste; can be eaten by itself or with bread or herbs and tomatoes (x)
khachapuri — stuffed cheese bread, with different variations depending on the region; pictured is adjaruli style, where the dough is formed into an open boat shape and then topped with butter and a raw egg; the staple food of georgian cuisine (x)

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St. Zoravor Church, Yerevan, Armenia, 2011

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