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  • UC Irvine Student Government Passes Resolution Calling for Divestment from Turkey

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    5 May 2015 | 8:09 pm
    UCI student Kristine Jermakian speaks to the UC Irvine student government in support of a resolution calling for divestment from Turkey IRVINE, Calif.—On Tuesday, the student government at the University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine), unanimously passed a resolution “to Divest from the Republic of Turkey to End the Perpetuation of the Armenian Genocide.” The resolution ultimately called for UC Irvine, the UC Irvine Foundation, and the University of California to divest $72.6 million dollars worth of University of California bonds and investments in the Republic of Turkey for its…
  • U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum issues statement on Genocide

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    5 May 2015 | 9:45 pm
    Viewers are also encouraged to read Dr. Edna Friedberg’s article about Franz Werfel’s “Forty Days of Musa Dagh”.
  • Still Relevant: Public broadcaster head says radio “stable on its feet”

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    Sara Khojoyan
    5 May 2015 | 3:52 pm
    As a pre-digital age product radio may seem irrelevant as a medium to many, but Armenian Public Radio Executive Director Armen Amiryan says they have a stable audience and a variety of means to reach out to their listeners nowadays.
  • AYB FE + 04 05 15 (video)

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    5 May 2015 | 12:54 pm
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  • ARS Urgent Appeal: Aleppo Armenian Community in Crisis

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    5 May 2015 | 11:01 am
    The Armenian Relief Society (ARS) of Eastern USA calls on its members and supporters to aid the Armenian community of Aleppo, as the civil war in Syria enters a new and dangerous phase. The Armenian Relief Society remains faithful to its mission statement—providing aid ‘from the people to the people’ Our brothers and sisters are in imminent danger, both physically and to their personal property. Armenian churches continue to be targeted—as we heard last week, when one of our most iconic symbols, the 15th-century Armenian Church of Forty Martyrs, was damaged. Today, more than…
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  • UC Irvine Student Government Passes Resolution Calling for Divestment from Turkey

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    5 May 2015 | 8:09 pm
    UCI student Kristine Jermakian speaks to the UC Irvine student government in support of a resolution calling for divestment from Turkey IRVINE, Calif.—On Tuesday, the student government at the University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine), unanimously passed a resolution “to Divest from the Republic of Turkey to End the Perpetuation of the Armenian Genocide.” The resolution ultimately called for UC Irvine, the UC Irvine Foundation, and the University of California to divest $72.6 million dollars worth of University of California bonds and investments in the Republic of Turkey for its…
  • US Observers Praise Artsakh Voter Turnout

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    5 May 2015 | 3:02 pm
    Voters arrive at a polling station in Artsakh to cast their vote in the Republic’s parliamentary elections. STEPANAKERT—The University of California Election Observation and Technical Assistance Team issued Tuesday a statement regarding the parliamentary elections in Artsakh on Sunday, in which the team acted as observers. The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (Artsakh) conducted its 6th Parliamentary election on May 3, 2015 with a fair and transparent system consistent with international standards according to a team of nonpartisan academic and subject matter experts from the United States,…
  • Museum Exhibits Armenian Artifacts a Century after Rescue by Russians

    Harut Sassounian
    5 May 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Harut SassounianBY HARUT SASSOUNIAN On my way back from the Centennial events in Yerevan last week, I stopped in Saint Petersburg, Russia, to attend the inauguration of an unprecedented exhibit of Armenian artifacts rescued by Russian ethnographers from Western Armenia during the Genocide. Here is the incredible background story of that unique exhibit. In 1916, during the Russian military campaign which temporarily liberated Western Armenia from Ottoman Turkey, Saint Petersburg’s Russian Museum of Ethnography sought Czar Nicholas II’s permission to dispatch a scholarly expedition to the…
  • Mkhitaryan Named ‘Cup Hero’ in German Semi-Final

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    5 May 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Henrikh Mkhitaryan DORTMUND, German (Armenpress)—Armenian national and Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been voted by fans as the best player of the German Cup semi-final match between Dortmund and Bayern Munich. The official website of the German Cup, the DFB-Pokal, conducted an online survey, in which Henrikh Mkhitaryan garnered first place. “You have decided. Henrikh Mkhitaryan is your cup hero of the semi-final,” the website said. “Thus, he now enters as a candidate for cup hero of the 2014/15 season.” The DFB-Pokal final will take place on May 30 between…
  • Holocaust Memorial Museum Marks Armenian Genocide Centennial

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    5 May 2015 | 1:39 pm
    A billboard in Yerevan marks the centennial of the Armenian Genocide WASHINGTON (RFE/RL)—The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) has joined in worldwide commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide with an online exhibition and a special statement honoring its victims. “On the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum remembers the suffering of the Armenian people,” said the statement issued on the eve of the genocide centennial marked on April 24. “The Ottoman government, controlled by the Committee of…
 
 
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  • ARS Urgent Appeal: Aleppo Armenian Community in Crisis

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    5 May 2015 | 11:01 am
    The Armenian Relief Society (ARS) of Eastern USA calls on its members and supporters to aid the Armenian community of Aleppo, as the civil war in Syria enters a new and dangerous phase. The Armenian Relief Society remains faithful to its mission statement—providing aid ‘from the people to the people’ Our brothers and sisters are in imminent danger, both physically and to their personal property. Armenian churches continue to be targeted—as we heard last week, when one of our most iconic symbols, the 15th-century Armenian Church of Forty Martyrs, was damaged. Today, more than…
  • Yegparian: Arizona Centennial

    Garen Yegparian
    5 May 2015 | 10:32 am
    This April 24 found me in Arizona. I had the honor of speaking at the Centennial gathering held in Phoenix’s Bolin Memorial Park, where that community’s Genocide Memorial is located, beside such similar structures as the Arizona Pioneer Women, Civilian Conservation Corps, World War I, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Vietnam Veterans, Arizona 9/11, and Navajo Codetalkers memorials. The program was fairly standard fare, but one part, a recitation by Varouj Baltajian, really moved me (and I am one who profoundly dislikes that particular art form). I suggest going to that YouTube link and…
  • Writer Eric Bogosian Discusses New Book at AGBU Central Office

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    5 May 2015 | 10:25 am
    ‘Operation Nemesis’ Explores the Plot That Targeted the Perpetrators of the Armenian Genocide NEW YORK—On April 22, the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) welcomed writer Eric Bogosian to the AGBU Central Office in New York for a presentation about his new book, Operation Nemesis: the Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide. Bogosian discussing his new book ‘Operation Nemesis: the Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide’ at the AGBU Central Office on April 22 The book—the result of seven years of research—studies the plan devised by a network of…
  • Breaking: US and Armenia to Sign Trade and Investment Framework Agreement 

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    5 May 2015 | 10:19 am
      WASHINGTON—U.S. Ambassador to Armenia Richard Mills today confirmed reports that a U.S.-Armenia Trade and Investment (TIFA) Treaty will be signed during President Serge Sarkisian’s working visit this week to Washington, DC, the final step in the negotiation of a bilateral economic accord long sought by the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA), the American Chamber of Commerce in Armenia, and Armenia-based U.S. businesses. Responding to questions from Yerkir Media’s Vanuhi Avagyan at a press conference earlier today, Ambassador Mills explained, “We are very…
  • Sassounian: Exhibit of Armenian Artifacts a Century after Rescue by Russians

    Harut Sassounian
    5 May 2015 | 10:11 am
    On my way back from the Centennial events in Yerevan last week, I stopped in Saint Petersburg, Russia, to attend the inauguration of an unprecedented exhibit of Armenian artifacts rescued by Russian ethnographers from Western Armenia during the genocide. Here is the incredible background story of that unique exhibit. In 1916, during the Russian military campaign which temporarily liberated Western Armenia from Ottoman Turkey, Saint Petersburg’s Russian Museum of Ethnography sought Czar Nicholas II’s permission to dispatch a scholarly expedition to the Van area to collect Armenian…
 
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  • U.S. Ambassador Mills Marks World Intellectual Property Day at the Microsoft Innovation Center

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    5 May 2015 | 11:40 am
    21:00, May 5, 2015The U.S. Ambassador to Armenia, Richard M. Mills, Jr., visited the Microsoft Innovation Center to highlight World Intellectual Property Day, a day celebrated annually to mark the founding of the World Intellectual Property Organization, otherwise known as WIPO, in 1970. In addition to touring the center and the Armenian National Engineering Lab (ANEL), the Ambassador spoke with a group of IT startups and students and delivered remarks. In his remarks, Ambassador Mills highlighted the importance of public/private partnerships such as the one between Microsoft, USAID and the…
  • Ex-MP Arrested For ‘Contract Killing Plot’

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    5 May 2015 | 11:39 am
    A 73-year-old businesswoman affiliated with the Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) has been arrested on suspicion of plotting the contract killing of a wealthy lawmaker who quit the country’s second largest parliamentary force recently. This news is brought to you by HyeMedia | Armenian News where you can read balanced Armenian News from Armenia & the Diaspora as reported by various news agencies and freelance journalists No related posts.
  • Armenia Reassures Georgia After South Ossetia Meeting

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    5 May 2015 | 11:39 am
    Armenia has reaffirmed its support for Georgia’s territorial integrity after its parliament speaker Galust Sahakian angered official Tbilisi by meeting with a leader of South Ossetia, a breakaway Georgian region. Sahakian and Anatoly Bibilov, South Ossetia’s parliament speaker, reportedly met over the weekend during their separate visits to Nagorno-Karabakh aimed at monitoring parliamentary elections held there. Bibilov’s office said that the “working meeting” focused on “bilateral relations.” Aides to the Armenian speaker insisted, however, on the “private” and unofficial…
  • Former Prosperous Armenia MP Arrested on Suspicion of Involvement in Murder Plot

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    5 May 2015 | 6:57 am
    01:20, May 5, 2015Last night Yerevan police arrested Gohar Yenokyan, a former MP with the Prosperous Armenia Party, on suspicion that the 73 year-old took part in the preparation of a murder. Yenokyan’s lawyer, Gegham Hakobyan, didn’t tell Hetq the name of the person allegedly to be murdered, adding that his client had nothing to do with the case and that the entire matter was a fabrication. An investigation into the alleged murder plot has gone on for the past year and Hakobyan says Yenokyan has never been called in for questioning. The lawyer asserts that the charges stem from a…
  • Activist Sevak Mnatsakanyan Released from Prison After Serving 16 Months

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    5 May 2015 | 6:56 am
    14:23, May 5, 2015After spending 16 months in prison on charges stemming from the November 2013 Shant Harutyunyan case, Sevak Mnatsakanyan was released today and is back home with family. “Nothing has changed,” Mnatsakanyan told this reporter. I perceive freedom the same way; a condition of the spirit. My freedom of movement was simply curtailed. But a person’s freedom of spirit can never be restricted.” Mnatsakanyan thanked all those who supported him and other political prisoners during their incarceration. This news is brought to you by HyeMedia | Armenian News…
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  • An Interview with Badveli Sevag Trashian on the Occasion of His Installation as the Pastor of the Armenian Evangelical Emmanuel Church

    3 May 2015 | 10:11 am
    In 2014, the Armenian Evangelical Emmanuel Church of Nor Amanos bid farewell to Rev. Hovannes Svajian and his family, who have relocated to Montreal Canada and are serving in the sister church, the Armenian Evangelical Church of Laval. Today, we have a new pastor, badveli Sevag Trashian, who has previously served as pastor of the Armenian Evangelical churches in the Kessab region of Syria. In order to get to know badveli Sevag, we asked him a few questions about him and his ministry, and we've come up with this interview that we share with you.(Interview conducted by Raffi…
  • Announcement: Opening Ceremony at KCHAG - Lebanon

    3 May 2015 | 10:10 am
    On May 9, 2015, we will witness the opening of the 4 dorms and bugallows of our dear KCHAG, the Christian Endeavor campsite of Lebanon.Friends from USA and from Armenia will be present with us to share our joy as KCHAG becomes even more healthy and lively and ready to host even more young men and women.This is the campsite where many have encountered Jesus, have given their lives to follow Him, and have renewed their lives here.
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    3 May 2015 | 10:10 am
  • "Renewed Faith: A Historical Review of the First Armenian Evangelical Church of Beirut"

    19 Apr 2015 | 7:01 am
    The Premiere Screening of the Documentary FilmOn Saturaday, December 6, 2014, 7:00PM, at the hall of the First Armenian Evangelical Church, the premiere screening of the documentary film "Renewed Faith: A Historical Review of the First Armenian Evangelical Church of Beirut" took place, organized by the First Armenian Evangelical Church's Armenian Evangelical Cultural Association (AECA), and under the patronage of the president of the Union of Armenian Evangelical Churches in the Near East (UAECNE), Rev. Megrditch Karagoezian.AECA chairman Luder Artinian delivered the opening word of the…
  • Follow Me

    8 Mar 2015 | 12:17 pm
    “Jesus left that place, and as he walked along, he saw a tax collector, named Matthew, sitting in his office. He said to him, ‘Follow me.’ Matthew got up and followed him.” Matthew 9:9I challenge you today, as you walk in the street, stop and tell people, “Follow me”. Chances are that not many will obey you and follow you.How come then the 12 disciples were so blinded as to follow Jesus?After all they didn’t know Him. They didn’t know that He was the Messiah. He was just a random man, walking along the way. I guess when Jesus spoke these two words, “Follow me”, there was…
 
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  • Centennial

    23 Apr 2015 | 10:30 pm
    My grandmother Clara Movsessian Russian, a survivor of the Armenian Genocide‬, is 100 years old, born October 28, 1914. She still lives in her home of 70 years in Arlington, Massachusetts. She was born in the village of Yegheki, located in the kaza of Harput within the province of Mamuratul Aziz-Harput. Her father Nishan was deported when she was only a few months old. She survived poverty, famine, typhoid, and always kept hope alive. Against all odds she made it to America by age 11. She married Hagop “Jack” Russian of the village of Sousoury, located just beside Yegheki. She…
  • How to Be a Dad

    23 Mar 2015 | 6:41 am
    The last three days with my son Areg have been very special. I feel we have really bonded, and the relationship we have built, based on love, mutual respect and enjoyment of life, has become tighter. A few months ago I went back to Boston for four weeks. It was Christmastime. Not only was I visiting my family, I was also starting my studies for my MFA in Creative Writing at Lesley University, taking part in their Low Residency program. That means I have to be on campus for a week each semester and attend workshops and seminars.  For reasons out of my control, I could not take Areg with…
  • Birthday Wishes

    1 Feb 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Today's my birthday, which coincidentally falls on Groundhog Day. Yes, that indeed is a hilarious coincidence. Good thing no one in Armenia knows what Groundhog Day is, never mind a groundhog.I have only two wishes for my birthday:1. Peace and happiness. We're living in turbulent times. Tensions are high on Armenia's borders. The economy is starting to tank. Regional stability is fragile. Let's pray for peace. That will come from inner peace, inner stability, confidence and self reliance. Most of all peace comes from tolerance and empathy.2. Evenings when both my sons sleep over in their own…
  • 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,…
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