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Karakashian: In Search of Gorky’s Grave

On a clear autumn day, my cousins and I proceeded north toward Sherman, Conn.  The 75-minutes’ drive was pleasant on the scenic country roads.  In Sherman, we couldn’t find any souvenirs of Arshile Gorky.  Gorky was not commercialized here. Our intention was to find his grave and learn of [more...]

November 18, 2016 // 5 Comments

Coding in the Armenian Classroom: A Quiet Revolution

Special for the Armenian Weekly  Boundaries? Let’s Break Them Today’s world is completely submerged into digital experiences with the trendy newsmaker—artificial intelligence shaping our tomorrow. Controlling home appliances with a simple voice command or making investments in [more...]

November 17, 2016 // 3 Comments

From The Homeland Jordan to Much Yearned for Motherland Armenia

By Madeleine Mezagopian The Armenians commemorating the Armenian Genocide Centennial in 2015 followed with Jordanians celebrating the Great Arab Revolt Centennial in 2016. This was not a mere coincidence, given the historical developments that strongly bind the two events. As a Jordanian scholar of [more...]

November 8, 2016 // 2 Comments

Meneshian: Armenia Today

Text and Photos By Knarik O. Meneshian August 2016 After 13 years, my husband and I finally returned to Armenia at the end of April 2016 for a two-month visit – this time not as volunteer teachers, but as tourists. Our first impression of the capital was that of amazement and delight. Zvartnots [more...]

September 27, 2016 // 9 Comments

The Faces of Armenia’s Future: Celebrating 25 Years of Independence

The following photos were taken on Sept. 21, at the 25th anniversary celebrations of Armenia’s re-independence at Yerevan’s Republic Square. I decided to focus on the future of Armenia—the children. Sept. 21 is not only the 25th anniversary of the second independence of the Republic of [more...]

September 21, 2016 // 2 Comments

The Bird’s Nest: From a Genocide Memorial Site to a Beach Resort

Special for the Armenian Weekly More than a year ago, the Bird’s Nest (Trchnots Pooyn) Orphanage Board of Trustees announced in a radio interview to Voice of Van that plans to move the graves of the orphans’ cemetery have been indefinitely suspended. In her interview, Seta Khedeshian, chair of [more...]

August 25, 2016 // 4 Comments

Unseen Armenia: Mets Tagher

Mets Tagher is a village in the Hadrut district of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabagh Republic/NKR). Legend indicates that settlers were brought to the region from Tigranakert (in Artsakh) by a priest named Daniel Gzhetsi in the 5th-6th centuries, settling with the local inhabitants. Gzhetsi established the [more...]

August 24, 2016 // 1 Comment

Jeweler to an Emperor: Bedros A. Sevadjian (1918-1977)

  Bedros A. Sevadjian, 1946 Bedros Sevadjian was an Armenian who was born in Aintab, Ottoman Empire, on 21st May 1918. His father, Avedis Sevadjian, had been a successfully established merchant and industrialist in Ethiopia from 1900 having settled there after the Hamidian Massacres of 1896. [more...]

August 15, 2016 // 7 Comments

Regime Change from the Ground Up

Elections Set in Gyumri and Vanadzor Special for the Armenian Weekly Following a tense, 14-day renegade takeover of a Yerevan police station, Armenians throughout the world have increasingly been discussing conditions in their fragile republic. While virtually everyone, including the president of [more...]

August 11, 2016 // 7 Comments

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