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Op-Ed: Time to Cure Armenia from ‘Levon the Virus’

  Special for the Armenian Weekly It is truly a sad reality that Levon Ter-Petrosyan’s name remains a relevant part of the Armenian political vernacular. The first President of Armenia’s current Republic, who was forced to resign in 1998—two years after the first recorded rigged [more...]

December 19, 2016 // 17 Comments

The OSCE’s False Parity: Far from ‘Excellent’

  In a recent exclusive interview with RFE/RL Armenian service’s Sargis Harutyunyan, Co-Chairman of Armenian Assembly of America Anthony Barsamian spoke about United States-Armenian relations under President-elect Trump’s administration. During the interview, Harutyunyan asks Barsamian if [more...]

December 14, 2016 // 3 Comments

Artsakh’s PM in D.C.: ‘Our Struggle is Also Your Struggle’

Artsakh Prime Minister Arayik Harutyunyan’s Speech at the Dec. 6 Capitol Hill Event Dedicated to the 25th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Artsakh’s Independence   Artsakh PM Arayik Harutyunyan Washington, D.C. The United States Congress Dec. 6, 2016 Your Eminence, Honorable Members of [more...]

December 7, 2016 // 1 Comment

Why A Second Generation Armenian-American Became a Dual Citizen

The Diaspora The survivors of the Ottoman Turkish genocide that took the lives of some 1.5 million Armenian men, women, and children were left traumatized, destitute, malnourished, ill, and torn from family and friends. Yet wherever chance took them, they were able to lay the foundation that has [more...]

December 6, 2016 // 5 Comments

A Tribute to Tom Vartabedian

By Ruth Thomasian Photography and writing bring people together as was the case with Tom and me—he, a journalist/photographer, and me, a photo historian. March 1, 2011, with tape recorder running, and Suzanne Adams, Archivist, taking the photo, Tom shares a photo he took of his mother, Ojen [more...]

November 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

ARF: ‘Let us Remain Faithful to Our Oath of Service to our Homeland’

The following message will be delivered by John Kossakian on behalf of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) at the 19th annual Armenia Fund Telethon, which will be taking place on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 24). The message, which will be delivered in Armenian, was translated by the Armenian [more...]

November 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Plight of Hidden or Islamized Armenians in Turkey

Special for the Armenian Weekly What a difference a year makes… It was August of last year, when Project Rebirth organized trips to Armenia for a large group of hidden Islamized Armenians from Diyarbakir, Urfa, Dersim, Sason, Van, and the Hamshen regions of Turkey, to help them find their [more...]

November 18, 2016 // 18 Comments

Khachatourian: The 1,000 Dram Conundrum

As soon as Armenia’s newly minted defense minister, Vigen Sargsyan, announced a mandatory tax of 1,000 drams on every Armenian taxpayer to be allocated toward providing benefits for fallen or wounded Armenian soldiers, a vocal wave of opposition began to spring up in political circles, the news [more...]

November 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

Letter to My Unger Tom

My good unger Tom, I received the news on Sunday morning—a peculiarly sunny, warm mid-November morning I will not soon forget. It was clear where I had to be after getting the message about your untimely passing: the Armenian Weekly offices at the Hairenik building in Watertown, where we first [more...]

November 14, 2016 // 9 Comments

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