Articles by Ric Gazarian

About Ric Gazarian (8 Articles)
Ric Gazarian is an avid explorer, and has traveled to more than 80 countries. He is also the producer of “Hit The Road India,” an adventure-travel documentary. For information on both, visit and
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A Glimpse at Armenian Bulgaria: A Photographic Journey

Special for the Armenian Weekly I took in the stone and cement monolith—the Founders of the Bulgarian State Monument—in front of me. I had to admire this Soviet brutalist celebration of communism, socialism, and the history of Bulgaria. I stood on a peak at over 1,300 feet, overlooking the town [more...]

July 1, 2016 // 4 Comments

The Armenians of Kiev

Kilikia beer and lahmajoun. In Kiev? When I thought of my upcoming visit to Kiev, I thought of bristling revolution in Maidan Square and the tragedy of MH 370. I didn’t realize I would be whiling away my afternoons chatting away with Armenians, slurping Armenian coffee, and snacking on hummus [more...]

September 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

Visiting Armenian Venice

Special for the Armenian Weekly  Dolma. I was not expecting that. Nearly 80 percent of the restaurants listed in Trip Advisor in Venice are categorized as Italian. After gobbling pizza and pasta ad infinitum, the last thing I was expecting to see being advertised at the restaurant adjacent to my [more...]

June 19, 2015 // 10 Comments

Armenians in Muay Thai

Special for the Armenian Weekly Gabriela Murg, the senior legal advisor of the World Muaythai Federation, said that she “could not be more proud of the Armenian delegation, and the team serves as a model for what other teams should aspire to.” The Armenian team was not only one of the strongest [more...]

April 19, 2015 // 5 Comments

The Armenians of Bangkok

Special for the Armenian Weekly Bangkok evokes a myriad of impressions. Some will envision gloriously colored temples, incredible Thai street food, or even the seedy red light districts. Surprisingly, this sizzling city also boasts an Armenian community. Bangkok, a city that bisects the river Chao [more...]

March 10, 2015 // 15 Comments

The Armenians of Singapore

Singapore is an incredibly successful country on the southern tip of Malaysia. More than 5 million people are packed into this compact area. It is a veritable smorgasbord of ethnicities, languages, and religions. For instance, Singapore recognizes four languages: English, Malay, Tamil, and [more...]

December 18, 2014 // 15 Comments

The Northernmost Armenians of the World

Special for the Armenian Weekly Svalbard, an isolated Norwegian island, lies in the Arctic Ocean between 74 and 81 degrees north latitude. During the summer the sun does not set for 99 days, and darkness reigns for 84 days in the winter. The 3,000 or so people that call Svalbard home are considered [more...]

October 2, 2014 // 27 Comments