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Many countries know about Armenian Genocide due to Aurora

Many countries know about Armenian Genocide due to Aurora

The Armenian Genocide is being talked about in Congo, tourists who have never been here before are arriving, Armenians abroad say that foreigners know us. We have restricted ourselves and we think that everyone must help us, but first of all we must help ourselves.

Hayastan All Armenian Fund approves 2017 fundraiser directions

Hayastan All Armenian Fund approves 2017 fundraiser directions

“A significant portion of the money is comprised through small donations. We are very proud that a large number of philanthropists support the Fund. We are sure that a day will come when we will state that 10 million philanthropists are supporting us, rather 700,000,” he said.

Catholicos Aram I meets with Kuwait’s Armenian community

Catholicos Aram I meets with Kuwait’s Armenian community

Catholicos Aram I mentioned the priority signicance of serving to our nation’s spiritual, cultural values, the school and church, and being a participant of the national demanding struggle. He mentioned that it is necessary to be united around our structures.

Central Bank to introduce new composite banknotes

Central Bank to introduce new composite banknotes

The Central Bank Council session was held on May 26 in Dilijan’s educational-research center, which was chaired by Central Bank president Arthur Javadyan. Cenbank informed the Council decided to introduce (put into circulation) new composite banknotes and announced a tender for the printing.

Fines for dumping garbage to be toughened in Armenia

Fines for dumping garbage to be toughened in Armenia

Fines for dumping garbage will be toughened in Armenia, Vache Terteryan, First Deputy Minister of Territorial Administration and Development, Chairman of ‘Clean Armenia’ initiative’s interagency commission, told a press conference in Armenpress, adding that the administration should be more practical.

Why did we reach this point? – Karen Karapetyan to Artem Asatryan

Why did we reach this point? – Karen Karapetyan to Artem Asatryan

“There was a problem in this eld because one of the organizations which was carrying out this process disputed this decision. It is being tried in the judicial body, and there is no condence that disputes won’t happen again,” Asatryan said and proposed to allow organizing procurement of priority volumes, until the nal decision is passed.

Cabinet approves summer draft procedure

Cabinet approves summer draft procedure

The Armenian government approved the 2017 summer conscription procedure. Deputy minister of defense Ara Nazaryan said during the Cabinet meeting that organizational works will be carried out jointly with relevant authorities. The procedure will regulate the MayJuly 2017 summer draft process.

Yes, love will always win: Marguerite Barankitse visited the Tsitsernakaberd

Yes, love will always win: Marguerite Barankitse visited the Tsitsernakaberd

“I have an impression that people were unable to understand that such crimes really happened. But at the same time I want to congratulate the Armenian people who maintained their honor and accepted to some extent their own history, as well as had the courage to pass the brutal page of this history for brighter times to come.”

Texas recognizes Armenian Genocide

Texas recognizes Armenian Genocide

The Texas House of Representatives unanimously passed House Resolution 191, titled “Recognizing the Armenian Genocide,” on May 19, thus making The Lone Star State the 46th state in the U.S. to ofcially classify and commemorate the 1915-1923 annihilation of Ottoman Turkey’s indigenous Armenian community as genocide, the Armenian Weekly reports.

Samvel Babayan’s pre-trial detention extended

Samvel Babayan’s pre-trial detention extended

Former defense minister of Artsakh Samvel Babayan’s remand has been extended by two months, his attorney told Armenpress. According to him, Babayan didn’t want to be present in Court. Babayan was arrested on March 20 amid an investigation into smuggling of a surface to air missile system to Armenia.

3 Armenian doctors depart for Sudan to temporarily substitute for “Aurora Prize” finalist Dr. Tom Catena

3 Armenian doctors depart for Sudan to temporarily substitute for “Aurora Prize” finalist Dr. Tom Catena

This year, however, the people of the Nuba Mountains will be able to rely on three Armenian doctors who will be substituting for him, and, like him, will save lives, Aurora Prize official website informs. Lieutenant Colonel Gevorg Voskanyan, Major Hayk Hovhannisyan and Armine Barkhudaryan –did now waver for a second when told that they are urgently needed in a remote corner of the world.

The Balyan Family: Armenian masters behind Ottoman architecture

The Balyan Family: Armenian masters behind Ottoman architecture

The Armenians, Eastern Anatolia’s indigenous community, were competent in advanced agricultural methods and masters of almost every craft. Armenian families were settled in old and newly founded towns in Anatolia and Rumelia in efforts to meet the need for competent craftsmen.

The longest zip-line in the world

The longest zip-line in the world

Yell Extreme Park is located in Yenokavan village (Tavush region)- South to Yerevan, Capital of Armenia. It’s two hour drive from Yerevan and two and half from Tbilisi, Capital of Georgia. Actually, the population of community is 612 people. Mostly, they are engaged in cattle and agriculture.

Armenia extradites Valery Permyakov to Russia

Armenia extradites Valery Permyakov to Russia

The extradition of Valery Permyakov by Armenia to Russia took place on May 18, 2017 in the sidelines of the Moscow Convention of 1998 “On the Transfer of the Sentenced Persons for the Further Service of the Sentence” for ensuring the implementation of August 23, 2016 verdict of Shirak Province First Instance Court of General Jurisdiction, the press service of the Justice Ministry of Armenia informed.

Velery Permyakov to serve his sentence in Russia

Velery Permyakov to serve his sentence in Russia

The decision of the Russian Court guarantees the full and unconditional implementation of the verdict of life-sentenced Valery Permyakov as prescribed by the international agreements between the Republic of Armenia and the Russian Federation.

Areg Balayan from Artsakh wins Aurora photo competition

Areg Balayan from Artsakh wins Aurora photo competition

Aurora Humanitarian Initiative opened the photo exhibition “Capturing Humanity” at Dalan Art Gallery in Yerevan on May 16, where a selection of the photos submitted for the Aurora Photo Exhibition are displayed. At the opening of the exhibition, the Initiative announced the winners of the Aurora Photo and Short Film Competitions.

The secret of nationalism: Vasily Grossman’s Armenian sketchbook

The secret of nationalism: Vasily Grossman’s Armenian sketchbook

The Vasily Grossman boarding the train from Moscow to Yerevan in 1962 was not a happy man. A year earlier, Soviet censors had blocked the publication of Life and Fate, a heartbreaking epic of the battle of Stalingrad. It was a masterpiece, but one suggesting that the Great Patriotic War was no more than a bitter struggle between two repressive totalitarian regimes, Nazism and Stalinism, each just as ruinous as the other and both equally at odds with humanity.

Argam Abrahamyan steps down as Artashat Mayor

Argam Abrahamyan steps down as Artashat Mayor

“I won’t argue that I’ve implemented all my desires and dreams for our city, but a lot has been done with the joints efforts of myself and Artashat’s citizens. I am stepping down from this highly responsible post, for assuming a more difficult responsibility as a Member of Parliament for serving my city, my province and my country,” the former Mayor namely said in the statement.

Together with my colleagues I should resign: Levon Altunyan

Together with my colleagues I should resign: Levon Altunyan

“I feel more like as an administrator, than a political figure. Accordingly, like any citizen, I know the staff of today’s parliament. As for my future job..The government is a collegial system, and together with my colleagues, it’s clear, I should resign, which I would do,” Levon Altunyan said.