Armenian Legacy of Europe
Producer: Tigran Avakyan
Director: Valery Balayan
Script: Valery Balayan
Director of Photography: Alexander Tananov
Composer: Nikolay Parfenuk
Sound: Ekaterina Turaeva
Editor: Sergey Garkavy
Armenian Legacy of Europe aims to uncover a grand cultural potential of the European Armenian culture, covering the historical period of more than a thousand years.
Film director and screenwriter, member of the Unions of Cinematographers of the Russian Federation and Ukraine, member of the Guild of Russian Screenwriters, member of the Guild of Documentarists in Russia, a member of the Guild of Russian Filmmakers, board member of the Crimean branch of the National Union of Cinematographers of Ukraine. Started his career in film as a laborer at Lenfilm Studio (1980-1982). In 1982 he worked as an assistant operator at the Leningrad Documentary Film Studio. In 1984 he entered the screenwriting department of the Higher Courses for Scriptwriters and directors of the USSR State Committee for Cinematography (master class of Leonid Gurevich). In 1989 he graduated as a director of documentary films. In subsequent years, more than 40 documentaries were made based on his scripts and he made more than 60 films.
Angleterre (1989), Sweet Dream (1991), The Unknown Kremlin (1994), Vladimir Nabokov: Secret Passion (1996), Secret Societies in the Soviet Russia (1997), Russia: The Beginning (2001), Otar Ioseliani (2004), Sos Sargsyan (2004), The First Lady in the country of Genghis Khan (2005), Prayer of Hope (2008), Ancient Eastern Churches (2009), Love me, Please (2010), A Story with No Time Limitation (2011), Armenian Legacy of Europe (2011), Crash of the Empire (2012)