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  • Paul Krekorian Leads LA’s Sponsorship of Genocide Centennial Events

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    27 Feb 2015 | 7:38 am
    From l to r: Tereza Yerimyan, Councilman Mitch O'Farrell, Councilman Paul Krekorian, Nora Hovsepian and Garo Ghazarian LOS ANGELES—Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian is spearheading the City of LA’s sponsorship of events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Krekorian, the first Armenian-American ever elected to the City Council, has introduced motions that show the city’s commitment to human rights and justice. Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, who represents Council District 13, which includes Little Armenia, has also led efforts…
  • Blake Lively to star in “World War Z” helmer’s “All I See Is You”

    Armenian News - PanARMENIAN.Net
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:16 am
    “All I See Is You” is a unique and visually-driven psychological drama that tells the story of a blind woman and her husband.
  • 03/08 Anniversary: Seven years on, no one brought to justice for “March 1” killings

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    27 Feb 2015 | 4:16 pm
    In two days Armenia will commemorate the seventh anniversary of the “lost spring”, when on March 1 2008 ten citizens were killed as a result of post-election clashes; however, so far nobody has been brought to justice for their lives, and this makes the parents of the victims continue the fight.
  • AYB FE + 27 02 15 (video)

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    28 Feb 2015 | 11:37 am
  • Artsakh Remembers Sumgait Pogroms, 1,200 ARF Members Join Commemoration

    Armenian Weekly
    Weekly Staff
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:14 pm
    STEPANAKERT (A.W.)—Around 1,200 members of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) joined high-level officials and citizens in Nagorno-Karabagh (Artsakh) on Feb. 27 to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the Sumgait anti-Armenian pogroms, which took place in 1988. More than 1,000 ARF-D members traveled from Armenia to Artsakh to participate in the commemoration events, carrying a message of solidarity. Artsakh President Bako Sahagyan, Speaker of the National Assembly Ashot Ghulyan, high-level officials, and clergy—including Primate of the Artsakh Diocese of the…
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  • Paul Krekorian Leads LA’s Sponsorship of Genocide Centennial Events

    Contributor
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:38 am
    From l to r: Tereza Yerimyan, Councilman Mitch O'Farrell, Councilman Paul Krekorian, Nora Hovsepian and Garo Ghazarian LOS ANGELES—Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian is spearheading the City of LA’s sponsorship of events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Krekorian, the first Armenian-American ever elected to the City Council, has introduced motions that show the city’s commitment to human rights and justice. Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, who represents Council District 13, which includes Little Armenia, has also led efforts…
  • AYF Leads Protest Challenging Azeri Aggression, Championing Artsakh’s Freedom

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    27 Feb 2015 | 5:05 am
    Armenians in Washington D.C. protest Baku's continuing aggression against Armenians WATCH: Pro-Aliyev Counter-Protesters Chant ‘Ramil Safarov, Ramil Safarov’ WASHINGTON—Members, alumni, and supporters of the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) braved sub-freezing temperatures today outside the Azerbaijani Embassy in Washington, D.C., to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Baku massacres, condemn Baku’s ongoing anti-Armenian aggression, and call for freedom and security for the independent Republic of Nagorno Karabakh. “Armenians in the Greater Washington Area — like…
  • Rebuilding from the Rubble of Sumgait

    Serouj Aprahamian
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:56 am
    The majority of the members in the all-female Gomk Agricultural Cooperative are refugees who fled from Azerbaijan and resettled in Armenia after independence. BY SEROUJ APRAHAMIAN GOMK, Armenia—On February 27, 1988, Armenians living in the city of Sumgait were subject to a brutal pogrom by rampaging mobs. These massacres spilled into the towns of Baku and Kirovobad, as well. Two years later, Armenian civilians living in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku were likewise attacked for seven days straight. Over 200,000 Armenians were forced to flee and find refuge in Armenia as a result of these…
  • On the Commercial Front

    Garen Yegparian
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:36 am
    Garen YegparianBY GAREN YEGPARIAN As the old saying goes, “there’s more than one way to skin a cat” (at the risk of offending the animal rights folks), and Turkey is skinning a lot of cats. Ankara’s multifaceted, long-term efforts to improve its image constitute the broader context in which Genocide denial falls. At least since the time of Ataturk, Turkey has gone to great lengths to become “European” and shed its well-earned barbaric image. Some efforts were silly, such as changing their attire. More recently, some constitutional/legal reforms have been made. You might remember,…
  • Armenia Slams Israeli Foreign Minister over Presence at Khojaly Event

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    27 Feb 2015 | 4:16 am
    Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman speaks at an event in AzerbaijanYEREVAN—Armenian officials on Friday expressed their anger and deemed it inappropriate that Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman attended an event organized by Azerbaijan regarding what Baku calls the “Khojaly genocide.” Lieberman, a Soviet-born Israeli politician who also serves as Israel’s deputy prime minister today, was on a delegation that also included a Knesset member that reportedly attended on February 26 an event marking the 23rd anniversary of what Azerbaijan presents as a massacre of…
 
 
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  • AYB FE + 27 02 15 (video)

    28 Feb 2015 | 11:37 am
  • Tough resolution adopted

    28 Feb 2015 | 5:31 am
    From February 24 to March 1 “Digital Era” winter university of “European Democrat Students” organization is underway in Brussels. Anna Ohanyan, representative of the Youth Organization of the Republican Party of Armenia, is also participating in the assembly. “European Democrat Students” (EDS) is a pan-European centre-right student and youth political association, and the official student organization of the European People’s Party. Founded in Vienna by Scandinavian, German and Austrian students in 1961, it represents over 1.600.000 students and young people in 42 member…
  • Gevorg Kostanyan was at the Presidential

    28 Feb 2015 | 4:32 am
    On 28 February President Bako Sahakyan received attorney-general of the Republic of Armenia Gevorg Kostanyan and deputy attorney-general Emil Babayan. Issues related to the activities of prosecutor’s office were discussed during the meeting. Artsakh Republic attorney-general Arthur Mosiyan was present at the meeting. CENTRAL INFORMATION DEPARTMENT OF THE OFFICE OF THE ARTSAKH REPUBLIC PRESIDENT
  • HAK strongly condemns the killing of Nemtsov

    28 Feb 2015 | 4:22 am
    The Armenian National Congress (HAK) strongly condemns the brutal killing of former Governor of Nizhny Novgorod, former Deputy Prime Minister of the RF, prominent opposition politician, faithful democrat and internationalist Boris Nemtsov and expresses condolences to his relatives and friends. At the same time the HAK expresses confidence that the relevant departments will do their utmost to reveal that political crime and to bring the killers to justice, taking into account that besides being a personal tragedy of Nemtsov, the crime is a severe blow directed to Russia’s international…
  • Bako Sahakyan receives Artsakh liberation war veterans and the ARF representatives

    28 Feb 2015 | 3:54 am
    On 28 February President Bako Sahakyan received a group of Artsakh liberation war veterans having arrived from Armenia, deputies of the Armenian National Assembly and representatives of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsoutyun) Party. Issues related to state building process, foreign and domestic policy were discussed in an immediate and working atmosphere. The Head of the State highlighted such visits, underlining that as a unique manifestation of patriotism and unity they had a positive impact on increasing the fighting capacity of the armed forces, strengthening…
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  • Artsakh Remembers Sumgait Pogroms, 1,200 ARF Members Join Commemoration

    Weekly Staff
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:14 pm
    STEPANAKERT (A.W.)—Around 1,200 members of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) joined high-level officials and citizens in Nagorno-Karabagh (Artsakh) on Feb. 27 to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the Sumgait anti-Armenian pogroms, which took place in 1988. More than 1,000 ARF-D members traveled from Armenia to Artsakh to participate in the commemoration events, carrying a message of solidarity. Artsakh President Bako Sahagyan, Speaker of the National Assembly Ashot Ghulyan, high-level officials, and clergy—including Primate of the Artsakh Diocese of the…
  • Activists Turn Their Backs to Denialist Speakers at University of Toronto

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    27 Feb 2015 | 3:13 pm
    TORONTO, Canada—On Feb. 27, Armenian youth held a silent protest at a lecture, entitled “WWI 100th Anniversary: Human Suffering in Eastern Anatolia,” that featured genocide deniers Justin McCarthy and Bruce Fein. Organized by the Federation of Canadian Turkish Associations, the lecture was held at the University of Toronto (UofT), St. George Campus. More than 70 human rights activists from the university community, making up the majority of those in attendance, held the silent protest by standing in unison and turning their backs to the lecturers. (Photo: Ishkhan Ghazarian) The…
  • Hayastan All-Armenian Fund to Construct Community Center in Mushkapat

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    27 Feb 2015 | 11:20 am
    The Hayastan All-Armenian Fund is building a community center in Mushkapat, a village in Artsakh’s (Nagorno-Karabagh) Martuni region. The project is co-sponsored by the fund’s French affiliate and the government of Artsakh. The Hayastan All-Armenian Fund is building a community center in Mushkapat, a village in Artsakh’s Martuni region. “In 2010, our old community center, which housed the mayor’s office, a health clinic, and a club, was destroyed in a fire,” said Mushkapat Mayor Hrazdan Asribabayan. “Today, thanks to our French-Armenian friends, a new and beautiful building is…
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum Hosts Symposium for Centennial

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    27 Feb 2015 | 8:17 am
    SKOKIE, Ill.—On Feb. 8, the second largest Holocaust museum in the United States hosted a symposium titled, “American Response and American Philanthropy,” in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. A crowd of nearly 400 came out on a Sunday afternoon to listen to four scholars and humanitarian workers speak about the international response to genocide, from the Armenian Genocide to the Holocaust to Darfur. The panel included Stephen Smith, the director of the USC Shoah Foundation and Institute for Visual History; Peter Balakian, Donald M. and Constance H. Rebar…
  • Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (Feb. 28, 2015)

    CK Garabed
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    To Tell the Truth Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by children. … Oliver Wendell Holmes   Irish Proverb It’s the deaf people that create the lies.   A Toast to Moderation He who goes forth with a fifth on the Fourth may not come forth on the Fifth.   From the Trivia File According to Diodorus Siculus and Pliny, there were 360,000 men employed for nearly 20 years upon one of the pyramids. The largest pyramid was built by Cheops or Suphis, the next largest by Cephrenes or Sen-Suphis, and the third by Mencheres, last king of the fourth…
 
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  • New stage of weaponry withdrawal starts in Donetsk

    28 Feb 2015 | 8:20 am
    A new stage of weaponry withdrawal has started in the self-proclaimed Donetsk Peoples Republic (DPR), DPR defense ministry said on Saturday, TASS reported. Weaponry withdrawal is expected in three directions: ...
  • Boris Nemtsov to be buried in Moscow

    28 Feb 2015 | 8:09 am
    Russian politician Boris Nemtsov, who was killed overnight to Saturday, will be buried in Moscow, Nemtsovs former press secretary and his close friend Alexander Kotyusov told TASS on Saturday. Nemtsov will ...
  • Armenian Prosecutor General visits Artsakh

    28 Feb 2015 | 8:03 am
    Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan on Saturday received Armenian Prosecutor General Gevorg Kostanyan and Deputy Prosecutor Emil Babayan. They discussed issues related to the activities of Prosecutor's Office. Artsakh Republic Prosecutor General ...
  • 19 dead in Iraq car bombings

    28 Feb 2015 | 7:51 am
    A series of car bombs on Saturday ripped through a crowded marketplace and a Shiite militia's checkpoint, killing a total of 19 people in separate attacks north of the Iraqi ...
  • Bako Sahakyan hosts Karabakh war veterans

    28 Feb 2015 | 7:43 am
    Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) President Bako Sahakyan on Saturday received a group of Artsakh liberation war veterans, members of Armenian parliament and representatives of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun) Party, who had ...
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  • Artsakh Soldier Dies After Being Shot: Ministry Investigating Circumstances

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    28 Feb 2015 | 7:49 am
    10:08, February 28, 2015The Artsakh Ministry of Defense reports that a soldier died yesterday at a defensive military outpost from a fatal gunshot wound. The ministry does not specify how the soldier, identified as Albert Safaryan, was shot. An investigation is underway. On February 14, the Artsakh Defense Army reported that Junior Sergeant Arman Osipyan died from gunshot wounds. Hours later, the military investigative branch of Armenia's Investigative Committee reported that Osipyan died as a result of violating sentry duty protocol. Osipyan’s negligent death followed that of…
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: Judge Accused of Recieving Bribes from Alleged Organized Crime Figures

    staff
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:47 pm
    23:31, February 27, 2015Police in Bosnia and Herzegovina havearresteda senior appeals court judge who is suspected of taking bribes from two men whose sentences were overturned on appeal last year. Judge Azra Miletic was arrested alongside two alleged organized crime figures, Ramo Brkic and Senad Sabic, in a police action called "Hammer" on Wednesday evening. Brkic is a former police officer who recieved an 11-year prison sentence for organized crime, drug production and trafficking, and abuse of power in 2013. At the same trial, Sabic was sentenced to 10 years in prison for bribing and drug…
  • Tonsillectomy Gone Horribly Wrong: Ministry of Health Absolves Physicians of Medical Malpractice

    staff
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:05 am
    16:10, February 26, 2015A special investigative committee looking into a possible medical malpractice case that left six year old Hasmik Martisrosyan with brain damage after a simple tonsillectomy has concluded that physicians weren’t at fault. The committee was convened at the behest of Armenia’s Ministry of Health after press reports covered the case involving the young girl, a resident of the Shirak Province village of Bayandour. Last November 28, Hasmik was taken to the Mother and Child Austrian Hospital in Gyumri to have her tonsils removed. Hasmik was then transferred to the Sourb…
  • Baghdad-Yerevan-Erbil: A Commercial or Political Route?

    staff
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:05 am
    19:52, February 26, 2015Today marked the inaugural flight linking Yerevan with Erbil, capital of Iraqi Kurdistan. Armenia’s General Civil Aviation Department reports that the Iraqi Airways flight, linking Baghdad and Yerevan with a quick stopover in Erbil, will operate every Thursday and Sunday commencing March 5. As announced, Flight IAW 481 will depart from Baghdad and will land at Yerevan’s Zvartnots International Airport at 1pm. At 2pm, Flight IAW 484 will leave Yerevan for Erbil. At 5pm, Flight IAW 483 will return to Yerevan and will leave for Baghdad at 6pm. The new route, to be…
  • Sex Ed a Taboo in Armenia: If Taught at All, It’s by Phys Ed Teachers, Some 80 Years Old

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    27 Feb 2015 | 8:05 am
    15:45, February 27, 2015By Karine Aghajanyan  Sex Ed is the process of educating people about sex, but in Armenia it is not as simple as that. There is a lack of sex education structure. Both society and government do not think it is an essential part of civilized society. Thus, I wanted to understand where the shame and silence surrounding it comes from. Traditionally, adolescents in many cultures were not given any information on sexual matters since discussions of these issues have been considered taboo. Given that Armenian culture and society are very conservative, this is a huge taboo…
 
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    Notes From Hairenik | An Armenian Blog

  • 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,…
  • 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…
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