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Unseen Armenia: Kamaris – Akori

Unseen Armenia: Kamaris – Akori

By Hovsep Daghdigian KAMARIS, Armenia — Kamaris is a village in Kotayk marz (province) with a population of about 2,000, according to figures from 2001. There are reportedly Bronze Age tombs in the vicinity. Atop the hill past the old and new cemeteries are scant remains of an old Persian settlement. Adjacent to the old […]

National Gallery of Armenia to Host Exhibition Dedicated to Aivazovsky

National Gallery of Armenia to Host Exhibition Dedicated to Aivazovsky

YEREVAN (Panorama.am) — An exhibition dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Russian-Armenian seascape artist Hovhannes (Ivan) Aivazovsky is set to begin at the National Gallery of Armenia on September 15, the Gallery administration announced. Earlier, Arman Tsaturyan, Director of the National Gallery of Armenia, unveiled plans to organize great events dedicated to the artist’s 200th anniversary, […]

Armenian Math Enthusiasts Do Better than Ever at Olympiad

Armenian Math Enthusiasts Do Better than Ever at Olympiad

SOFIA, Bulgaria (Public Radio of Armenia) — The 24th International Mathematics Competition took place in Bulgaria from July 31 to August 6. There were 71 universities teams with 331 participants. According to the Press Service of Ministry of Education and Science, the Armenian participants were from Yerevan State University, American University of Armenia and Russian-Armenian […]

Turkish Authorities Seize Sevan Nisanyan’s Bank Accounts

Turkish Authorities Seize Sevan Nisanyan’s Bank Accounts

ISTANBUL (Armenpress) — Turkish authorities have seized the bank accounts of linguist, intellectual and hotelier Sevan Nisanyan, Nisanyan posted on his Facebook page. “I had 12,000 liras for bad days on my bank account. The Republic of Turkey could do nothing else but to seize it. This is not a state, this is a group […]

Ara Parseghian, Coach Who Returned Notre Dame Football to Greatness, Dies at 94

Ara Parseghian, Coach Who Returned Notre Dame Football to Greatness, Dies at 94

By David Stout GRANGER, Ind. (New York Times) — Ara Parseghian, a Presbyterian of Armenian descent who might have seemed an unlikely savior of Notre Dame football but became just that, coaching the Fighting Irish out of the wilderness and back to greatness in the 1960s and ’70s, died early Wednesday, August 2, at his home […]

What Does Israel’s Multi-Vector Foray into the Caucasus Mean?

What Does Israel’s Multi-Vector Foray into the Caucasus Mean?

By Edmond Y. Azadian Armenia’s hostile relations with Turkey and Azerbaijan, compounded by tense relations between Russia and Georgia, render the Caucasus a very explosive powder keg. How would the injection of the Israeli factor affect the region? This is the question many pundits are mulling. Israel’s Minister of Regional Cooperation Tzachi Hanebi visited Yerevan, […]

When Democracy Greets Dictatorship

When Democracy Greets Dictatorship

By Sargis Karavardanyan A fight against injustice, corruption and terror often leads to eruption of violent clashes. When the efforts for ending hostilities take a shape of peaceful protests by unarmed civilians of the United States, it is anticipated that the government will not interfere and silence the right to free speech granted by the […]

President Sargsyan Attends Iranian President’s Inauguration

President Sargsyan Attends Iranian President’s Inauguration

TEHRAN, Iran — President Serzh Sargsyan arrived in the Islamic Republic of Iran on August 7 to attend the official inauguration ceremony of President Hassan Rouhani. Later in the day, President Rouhani hosted an official reception in honor of the high-ranking delegations that had arrived in Tehran. Sargsyan met with President Rouhani, press service of the […]