Is it possible to imagine the entire Armenian cultural field without the elders born in Javakhk, without Derenik Demirchyan and Vahan Teryan, without Jivan and Havas? 

But there is a city in Javakhk that gave our people Charles Aznavour, Vardges Surenyants, Hakob Kojoyan, Lusine Zakaryan and many others. The city is called Akhaltskha. 

Levon Mkrtchyan, literary critic, doctor of philology, professor, academician of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, was also born here. Levon Mkrtchyan’s contribution to the study, translation and popularization of medieval Armenian literature is considerable. The literary expert published in Russian the separate collections of medieval poets Grigor Narekatsi, Nahapet Kuchak, Konstantin Yerznakatsi, Davtak Kertogh, the epic “Sasuntsi David”, the works of classical and modern Armenian poets of the 19th and 20th centuries: Tumanyan, Ishakyan, Sahyaն and others.

The academician also left autobiographical prose works. As a translation theorist, he was widely recognized in the former Union and beyond its borders. On his initiative, the Translator’s Day, which had been disrupted for decades, was restored in our country.