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  • ARF Western Region Announcement on Artsakh Soldiers

    Asbarez Armenian News
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    22 Nov 2014 | 5:52 am
    Armenian Revolutionary FederationThe ARF Western Region Central Committee welcomes the heroic efforts of the Artsakh Defense Forces to free and repatriate the bodies of three slain soldiers who were shot down by Azerbaijan on November 12. The government of Azerbaijan continually refused to return the remains of Maj. Sergey Sahakyan, Sr. Lt. Sargis Nazaryan, and Lt. Azat Sahakyan, in gross violation of international human rights norms and agreements. This futile attempt to demoralize the Armenian forces and people was met with a bold operation, executed with unwavering bravery and overpowering…
  • Sony rolls out Alpha A7 II camera with 5-axis optical image stabilization

    Armenian News - PanARMENIAN.Net
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:52 am
    The Alpha A7 II, which comes with a 24.3-megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor on board, is also the smallest and lightest camera of its kind on the market.
  • Armenian military vows to retaliate to all Azeri provocations after recovery of pilot bodies

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    22 Nov 2014 | 6:52 pm
    The Armenian side will retaliate to any provocation by the enemy by delivering at least an adequate counterblow, Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan said on Saturday, commenting on the successful operation by Karabakh commandoes on the recovery of the remains of three pilots of an Armenian military helicopter that was shot down by Azerbaijani forces near the line of contact on November 12.
  • A child’s birthday gift for Camp Haiastan

    Armenian Reporter : News
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:44 am
    Tom Vartabedian on the 11-year-old's connection to the Armenian American institution.
  • AYB FE + 21 11 14 (video)

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    22 Nov 2014 | 1:54 pm
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  • ARF Western Region Announcement on Artsakh Soldiers

    Contributor
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:52 am
    Armenian Revolutionary FederationThe ARF Western Region Central Committee welcomes the heroic efforts of the Artsakh Defense Forces to free and repatriate the bodies of three slain soldiers who were shot down by Azerbaijan on November 12. The government of Azerbaijan continually refused to return the remains of Maj. Sergey Sahakyan, Sr. Lt. Sargis Nazaryan, and Lt. Azat Sahakyan, in gross violation of international human rights norms and agreements. This futile attempt to demoralize the Armenian forces and people was met with a bold operation, executed with unwavering bravery and overpowering…
  • Bodies of 3 Artsakh Pilots Retrieved in Special Military Operation

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    22 Nov 2014 | 1:24 am
    The Artsakh military helicopter, which was shot down by Azerbaijan on Nov. 12 STEPANAKERT—The bodies of the three Artsakh pilots were retrieved from the Mi-24 helicopter crash site in a special military operation late on Nov. 21. “As a result of the special operation, the remains of the crew were retrieved, as well as specific parts of the helicopter,” read a statement by the Artsakh Defense Ministry, which also noted that two Azeri soldiers were killed during the operation, while there were no casualties on the Armenian side. The helicopter, which was on a training flight, was shot…
  • Chamlian Opens ‘Kindness Corner’ on World Kindness Day

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    21 Nov 2014 | 6:55 am
    Character Counts Crew welcoming students with 'I am a Bucket Filler' stickers GLENDALE—Chamlian Armenian School celebrated World Kindness Day along with thousands of schools on Thursday, Nov. 3. This day was introduced by the World Kindness Movement, a coalition of Nations Kindness NGOs. In 2012, World Kindness Day was added on the National School Calendar for over 9,000 schools. Schools across the globe are now celebrating World Kindness Day to highlight the good in our communities focusing on the common thread of kindness which binds us all together. Kindness is a fundamental component of…
  • Russian Government Approves Armenia’s Entry to EEU

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    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Russia's Federal Government Building in Moscow MOSCOW (ArmRadio)—The Russian government has approved the treaty on Armenia’s accession to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). The agreement was approved at a cabinet meeting on Nov. 20. The document will now be forwarded to the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin. He will consider the agreement and submit it for ratification by the Russian Duma. The Agreement will ensure Armenia’s participation in the Eurasian Economic Union starting from Jan. 2, 2015, and will begin the process of eliminating barriers to trade between member countries’…
  • Political Déjà Vu All Over Again

    Garen Yegparian
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:12 am
    Garen YegparianBY GAREN YEGPARIAN You might not have noticed that two years ago, after 30 years of “service” in the House of Representatives, Genocide denier Dan Burton of Indiana slithered over to the Azerbaijan America Alliance as its new Chairman of the Board. Besides years of services rendered to the government of Turkey, Burton pulled an unusual stunt shortly before leaving office. In December 2012, as a lame-duck congressman in a lame duck session of Congress, he held a hearing on “Iranian Influence In the South Caucasus and the Surrounding Region” which included…
 
 
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  • A child’s birthday gift for Camp Haiastan

    17 Nov 2014 | 1:44 am
    Tom Vartabedian on the 11-year-old's connection to the Armenian American institution.
  • Gracie Stepanian embraces Armenian dancing

    17 Nov 2014 | 1:17 am
    Tom Vartabedian profiles Gracie Stepanian, a six year-old, who loves dancing and is also suffering from medical condition.
  • Carnegie Hall youth talent show in sixth year

    17 Nov 2014 | 12:53 am
    Florence Avakian reports on the recent concert organized by the Direct Help for the Armenian People.
  • Armenian church songs for children album released

    15 Nov 2014 | 4:12 am
    Award-winning artist Nvair officially has released her latest album, “We Sing Armenian Church Songs (Badarak Hymns for Children)”. Her latest compilation is an innovative educational tool, which teaches the hymns of the Armenian Divine Liturgy to the younger generation.
  • Two priests ordained in Rhode Island

    15 Nov 2014 | 3:56 am
    The New England community witnessed the centuries-old and inspiring ceremony of ordination to the holy order of priesthood during a two-day ritual on Friday and Saturday, October 3 and 4. Sts. Vartanantz Church in Rhode Island was filled with the faithful from the New England area to celebrate this unique and joyful event.
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  • AYB FE + 21 11 14 (video)

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  • Armenian woman was entrusted with an important mission in Vienna

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    22 Nov 2014 | 6:52 am
    On November 29 a festival-bazaar will be held in Austrian center of Vienna, the money collected during the bazaar will be directed to the implementation of different projects connected with children throughout the world. It is organized by United Nations Women’s Guild of Vienna, which includes wives of ambassadors, diplomats as well as officials working in various international organizations. During these days the women work effortlessly in order to collect as much money as possible during this charitable action. By the way, money is invested in various projects of not only one but…
  • Kasprzyk went to DM

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    22 Nov 2014 | 6:06 am
    On November 22 RA First Deputy Defense Minister Davit Tonoyan met Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk. During the meeting with the request of Andrzej Kasprzyk, Davit Tonoyan presented the details of the special operations carried out by NKR DA units for evacuation of the dead bodies of the crew of Armenian helicopter shot by Azerbaijani armed forces as well as undeniable facts proving these operations of Armenian side.  
  • Attention: temperature is decreasing

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    22 Nov 2014 | 5:18 am
    On November 23, at midnight, in the highlands and foothills of the territory of the RA snow is expected, in valleys rain is expected. As a result of precipitations black ice is possible in some highways. On November 23 in northern and eastern regions, on 24-27 in most of the regions from time to time precipitations and fog are expected, in the highlands and eastern areas snow is expected. South-eastern wind speed is 2-7 m/ps. On 24-25 air temperature will decrease by 4-6 degrees especially in eastern regions. MES  
 
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  • Bodies of the Three Artsakh Pilots Retrieved in Special Military Operation

    Weekly Staff
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:36 am
    STEPANAKERT—The bodies of the three Artsakh pilots were retrieved from the Mi-24 helicopter crash site in a special military operation late on Nov. 21. “As a result of the special operation, the remains of the crew were retrieved, as well as specific parts of the helicopter,” read a statement by the Artsakh Defense Ministry, which also noted that two Azeri soldiers were killed during the operation, while there were no casualties on the Armenian side. The helicopter, which was on a training flight, was shot down by Azerbaijan on Nov. 12. Azeri armed forces continued to fire on the crash…
  • There is Only the Earth: An Interview with Photojournalist Scout Tufankjian

    Rupen Janbazian
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:01 am
    Special for the Armenian Weekly The first time I came across photojournalist Scout Tufankjian’s work was about six years ago; it was during one  of my aimless bookstore strolls that the Armenian last name caught my eye. The name was printed on the cover of a book with a picture of then-newly elected U.S. president Barack Obama shaking supporters’ hands with the words “Yes We Can” plastered on top in big, block letters. I must say, I was quite proud to see an Armenian photographer covering one of the most memorable U.S. presidential campaigns in recent years. Through her book, Scout…
  • Blood For Memory: A Unique Approach to Honoring the Genocide Centennial

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    21 Nov 2014 | 5:59 am
    By Audrey Selian It was a busy day on Sat., Nov. 1 at the Blood Donation Center at the University Hospital of Geneva (HUG) in Switzerland; nearly a dozen people descended upon the small donation center to kick off the launch of Blood For Memory (BFM), a global campaign designed to gather 1.5 million blood donations from around the world as an act memorializing the forthcoming Centennial of the Armenian Genocide. The events of the day were especially important for Kegham Avedisyan, 100, who was present with three generations of his family, including his great-grandchildren, aged 4 and 2.
  • Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (Nov. 22, 2014)

    CK Garabed
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:56 am
    From a Native American The white man who is our agent is so stingy that he carries a linen rag in his pocket into which to blow his nose, for fear he might blow away something of value. –Piapot, Cree Chief   A Modern Aphorism After all is said and done, all that is left is laughter.   The Merry Widow I have become a little older since I saw you last, and a few changes have come into my life since then. Frankly, I have become quite a frivolous old gal. I am seeing five gentlemen every day. As soon as I wake up, Will Power helps me get out of bed. Then I go see John. Then Charlie…
  • Old Cameras Outlive Their Time

    Tom Vartabedian
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:52 am
    I’m in a bit of a dilemma and am hoping someone out there in Readerland can help me. What do you do with old cameras that have outlived their time but served you well? If it were a thoroughbred, you would put it out to pasture and keep it comfortable. But we’re talking inanimate objects here. I know, you’ve got the same problem, that’s why many of you have called me wondering what to do with your arsenal. An easy solution would be to take them to a dealer and sell them for a pittance. I cannot do that after accompanying a photography friend to one of those stores. They offered him $25…
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  • Falling inflation a worry for Europe but also the world

    staff
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:19 am
    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has moved closer to launching sovereign debt purchases and data this week will show just how dangerously low inflation has fallen in the $13 trillion euro zone economy, Reuters reports. A sickly Europe has held back global economic growth for years, and now it is contributing significantly to powerful forces already dragging down inflation across the globe. A spectacular drop in crude oil prices over the past month will be the center of discussion when ministers from the world's top oil exporters meets in Vienna on Friday. The key question there is…
  • Armenian military always ready to rebuff Azerbaijanis– Yerkrapah leader

    staff
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Armenia’s armed forces are always efficient enough to react to Azerbaijani violence, the leader of the volunteers’ union Yerkrapah (Defender of Land) has said, commenting on the Nagorno-Karabakh defense forces’ special military operations. “The Armenian armed forces are always ready to teach a lesson to Askyars [muslim fighters]. The Armenian army proved yet another time that it is efficient and capable to performing its duties, and bears a full responsibility of the developments,” General Manvel Grigoryan told Tert.am. The Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army’s subdivisions launched…
  • Artsakh Military Launches Special Op; Retrieves Remains of Downed Helicopter Crew

    staff
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:03 pm
    11:19, November 22, 2014The Artsakh Ministry of Defense reported today that on November 20 it successfully recovered the remains of the three crew members who were killed when their helicopter was shot down on November 12 by Azerbaijan along the Karabakh Line of Contact.  Ever since the downing of the helicopter, Armenian armed forces were unable to approach the crash site citing constant fire by the Azerbaijani military. The Artsakh Ministry of Defense said it launched a special operation to get to the downed helicopter. Artsakh Defense Minister Movses Hakobyan stated that two Azerbaijani…
  • Australia: ‘Sir Lunchalot,’ Political Crony Finally To Face Court

    staff
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:03 pm
    19:09, November 22, 2014Australia’s disgraced former minister, Eddie Obeid, is to be prosecuted along with fellow former Labor politician Ian Macdonald over charges of misconduct in office. Obeid was found by an anti-corruption inquiry to have lobbied colleagues for restaurant contracts at the Circular Quay development in Sydney, without disclosing that his family owned them. Obeid and Macdonald, both New South Wales politicians, were said in the 2012 inquiry to have practiced corruption “on a scale probably (unsurpassed) since the days of the Rum Corps,” a group that monopolized the…
  • MI-24 crew recovery internationally praiseworthy act to silence enemy

    staff
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:03 pm
    The Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army’s special military operations to recover the dead bodies of the downed Armenian helicopter’s crew constituted a brilliantly organized act deserving an international attention, says a spokesperson of Armenia’s Ministry of Defense. “Against the backdrop of the extremely large-scale counteractions by the adversary in the form of fire and other [attacks], these operations were unprecedented in character and complexity. The performance was simply brilliant in light of the non-trivial losses by the adversary, who had prepared a trap. In the couple of few…
 
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  • Kiev’s Maydan — the winner takes it all…

    Observer
    2 Nov 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Click to view slideshow. There are fresh flowers, Ukraine flags and photos of fallen heroes near every tree and step on the Alley of Glory leading to Kiev’s Maydan Nezalezhnosti from Khreschatiki metro station. Ukraine remembers those who died in Maydan fighting for their political beliefs, and yet, Kiev looks like it is tired of politics. Less then a hundred people stood by as a speaker blasted the authorities and called on the people to stand up and protect Donetsk from Russian invaders. Someone clapped and sounded a muted ‘yeah!’ Faces of others were red and frozen. It…
  • Pro-independence protesters jailed on ‘hooliganism’ charges

    Observer
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Armenia – Activist Shant Harutiunian and his 15-year-old son Shahen stand trial on what they consider politically motivated charges, Yerevan, 15Sep2014. A court in Yerevan issued harsh sentences to a group of activists along with their leader, Shant Harutyunian, who were arrested on November 5 last year, as they clashed with the riot police blocking their march towards the Presidential palace under a ‘revolution’ banner. Throughout the trial Harutiunian and his arrested supporters, some of whom are Karabakh war veterans, claimed that they went on the street to protect…
  • New opposition group criticizes the Trio, calls for cooperation of civic-political groups

    Observer
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:54 am
    Armenia — Nikol Pashinian (C) and other leaders of the Civil Contract movement speak to journalists, Yerevan, 13Oct2014 The problem with blogging in a small country like Armenia is that eventually you’ll have to blog about your friends and it becomes hard to remain honest and impartial… I’ve been keeping an eye out for the political union called Civil Contract since their first media appearance late last year, when some of my Sksela friends led by Nikol Pashinian, one of the most charismatic and vocal opposition figures, announced about the creation of the group with the ambitious…
  • 55% of Armenians support country’s membership in Eurasian Economic Union

    Observer
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:23 am
    According to the Caucasus Barometer 2013, 55% of Armenians support Armenia’s joining the Eurasian Economic Union. According to the Caucasus Barometer 2013, 55% of Armenians support Armenia’s joining the Eurasian Economic Union. More importantly, only 13% are against it. PS: I trust the Caucasus Barometer and their data. The only problem with this chart is this — I’m pretty sure the 55% of Armenians, plus the 11% who said they don’t know, in reality have a very vague understanding of what the membership in EEU will mean for the country’s future.
  • Looking Beyond Emotions: Armenia Joins the Eurasian Union

    Observer
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    Belarus- Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian signs an accession treaty with the Eurasian Economic Union, Minsk, 10Oct2014. It was hardly a surprise for an average Armenian to learn on Friday that the country’s President signed the agreement to join the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. Here’s why: Russia’s president Vladimir Putin wanted us there and the Russian Tzar always has his way here in Armenia; our so called Public TV touted the benefits of joining the Russia-led block for a whole year; all the political analysts said it is the…
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    Notes From Hairenik | An Armenian Blog

  • Notes From Hairenik’s 10th Anniversary

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:12 am
    This month Notes From Hairenik celebrates its decennial, online for 10 years straight. I can’t believe a decade has passed already, seems like I just moved here a few years ago. It’s unbelievable how quickly time passes.Over the years I have documented all facets of my personal life and observations about Armenian culture, society and politics on this blog, and I’ve told the stories of countless citizens, usually ordinary peopleno one has really ever heard of. I’ve written about all sorts of subjects related to life in Armenia, what to do to keep busy, how to get around, must-see…
  • My two sunshines

    3 Nov 2014 | 12:24 am
    As I lay in bed trying to finally kick the lingering, sinus-stuffing virus that has swept Yerevan, my children included (they affectionately gave it to me in the first place), I thought I'd post some golden moments from the last six months. Shantig my little one has grown up a lot and after only one year (his birthday is tomorrow!) is ready to start walking already—seems like it's just a matter of minutes. And big brother Areg has a great appetite for fine foods as you'll see. I love these kids more than anything, they're my two sunshines and they fill me with energy and hope every day,…
  • Time to Let Go

    1 Nov 2014 | 11:13 am
    When you fight to cling to people who are no longer meant to be in your life, you delay your destiny. Let them go.—Mandy HaleLife as taught me in my 42 years that traumatic or disparaging events happen without reason, with little or no warning. Getting over the hurdles make you tenacious as a human being, and your character, who you are as a person, also strengthens. Your sense of how to live a peaceful life, and your understanding of the importance of fostering empathy for others and their own misfortunes, develops and becomes acute. You become more rational and tolerant. Sometimes in…
  • A Visit to Yerevan’s Sole Hatter

    17 Jul 2014 | 1:14 am
    I love hats. I’ve been collecting them for years of all shapes and sizes, Borsalinos and wool caps by Kangol (back when they were still made in Great Britain). The coolest Kangols had a built-in ear flap that folded out to protect against the extreme cold, which I used rarely fearing I’d look ridiculous. In the last several years I started purchasing baseball caps for the summer, usually without team logos, although I found a replica of a hat that used to be worn by a Black team called the Pittsburgh Crawfords in the 1920s in Marshalls of all places -- there’s a large white C printed…
  • Realizations

    16 May 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Today I came to some realizations about life, bittersweet yet somehow comforting at the same time. I now understand that no matter what good intentions you may have in your actions or deeds, no matter what kind of person you are — whether you are true to your word, you are honest with yourself and others, and you live by an ethic of morality and selflessness — you are never going to please everyone, even those who you think are closest to you.They may feel let down at times for your mistakes or things that happened in life that veered out of control due to paradoxical circumstances you…
 
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