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Yerevan’s Strangely Silent Streets

Special for the Armenian Weekly My first encounter with Yerevan’s curious accordion-playing visitor took place as I descended the stairs into the cavernous communal area in front of the Hanrapetutyan Hraparak (Republic Square) metro stop that was once a joyful place of gathering during the [more...]

January 15, 2015 // 5 Comments

This nesting bearded vulture was spotted by rangers in the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge.

Protecting Wildlife in Armenia

FPWC’s Eco Training Center at the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge Special for the Armenian Weekly The Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) was founded in 2002 with the goal of raising local and international awareness of Armenia’s rich natural heritage. With their [more...]

January 9, 2015 // 3 Comments

The IBA 18 cyclotron

A New Cyclotron at Yerevan Physics Institute

YEREVAN—The Alikhanyan National Laboratory in Yerevan (Yerevan Physics Institute, or YerPhi) will soon deliver a new 18 MeV (Million electron Volt) cyclotron to a modern diagnostic center funded by the Armenian government. The cyclotron was purchased from the Belgian company IBA, and installation [more...]

December 30, 2014 // 8 Comments

Members of the Hanganak NGO staff with the representatives of AWWA, Inc.

AWWA Celebrates 10 Years of Supporting Elderly Clinic in Stepanakert

In October, five members of the Armenian Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA) visited the Hanganak non-governmental organization (NGO) in Stepanakert, the capital of the Nagorno Karabagh Republic (NKR), to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the AWWA’s funding of the elderly project. Susan [more...]

December 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

Manush knitting a sweather

HDIF: Empowering Women in Rural Armenia

The Homeland Development Initiative Foundation (HDIF) launched a campaign to empower women in rural Armenia through the creation of jobs using traditional techniques and materials. HDIF has highlighted the story of Manush of Goghvit, a disabled woman who is able to help her community through her [more...]

December 24, 2014 // 2 Comments

Gyumri in 1998 and 2014

‘Depop2Repop’ Repopulation Project Launched for Gyumri, Shirak Region

More than a quarter century has passed since the earthquake in Armenia’s Gyumri. On Dec. 7, Gyumri marked the 26th anniversary of the earthquake—26 years of pain, hunger, homelessness, emigration, suffering, and the hope that one day their children will have a home and emerge from homelessness [more...]

December 24, 2014 // 2 Comments

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