Tuapse To Host Hamshen Armenians Festival


05.08.2009 18:00 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ The Hamshen Armenians will mark celebration of
the Armenian culture on August 28-29 in Tuapse region of Krasnodar
province, Russia. The celebration is dedicated to 145 anniversary
Goytkh settlement in Tuapse region, Yerkramas newspaper reports.

The "Hamshen" Armenian cultural organization of Tuapse will hold
workshops and concerts with the participation of best Armenian national
ensembles of Kuban. Round table discussion will be organized, focusing
on Hamshen Armenians’ issues.

Hamshen Armenians or Hamshenis are a group of Armenians who inhabit
the Black Sea coastal areas of Turkey, Russia, and Georgia. The biggest
population is still centered in Hemsin, most live in the Futuna River
valley between Pazar on the coast, and the peak of Kajkar Mountain,
in the villages of Hemsin, Torasil, Pertewan, Ayren, Tredzor (Dzimla),
Yeghiovit and Artashen at their easternmost settlement.