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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

Bedros A. Sevadjian, 1946

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

n about one month, there will be elections in 700 local communities throughout country, including Gyumri and Vanadzor, the 2nd and 3rd largest cities respectively, on Oct. 2.

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

Participants and guests of the 96th Convention of the ARS Eastern USA

ARS Eastern USA 96th Annual Convention Held in NJ

By Ani Gulbenk PARK RIDGE, N.J.—The 96th Annual Convention of the Armenian Relief Society (ARS) of Eastern USA, hosted by the Agnouni, Bergen, Shake and Spitak ARS chapters of New Jersey, convened on Fri., July 15, at the Park Ridge Marriott Hotel in New Jersey. Nineteen chapters were represented [more...]

August 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

Armenian police used excessive force against peaceful protesters on July 29, 2016 and assaulted journalists reporting on the demonstrations, HRW said on Aug. 1. (Photo: HRW)

HRW: Police Used Excessive Force at Yerevan Protest

Stun Grenades, Beatings; Protesters, Journalists Injured YEREVAN (HRW)—Armenian police used excessive force against peaceful protesters on July 29, and assaulted journalists reporting on the demonstrations, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Aug. 1. Police used stun grenades, which wounded dozens [more...]

August 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

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A Glimpse at Armenian Bulgaria: A Photographic Journey

Special for the Armenian Weekly I took in the stone and cement monolith—the Founders of the Bulgarian State Monument—in front of me. I had to admire this Soviet brutalist celebration of communism, socialism, and the history of Bulgaria. I stood on a peak at over 1,300 feet, overlooking the town [more...]

July 1, 2016 // 4 Comments

The Armenian community in Manchuli (circa 1919) (Photo: Meltickian Collection)

China as Refuge for Armenian Genocide Survivors

From the Armenian Weekly 2016 Magazine Dedicated to the 101st Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide China as Refuge for Armenian Genocide Survivors [1] In a letter to his brother Krikor,[2] who had arrived in Boston in 1914, Rev. Asadoor Z. Yeghoyan wrote from Kharpert, “Krikor you traveled all [more...]

June 27, 2016 // 11 Comments

The Armenian section of the Klagenfurt DP camp. My mother and father standing behind the group of Armenian men.

A Glimpse into the Life of the Armenian DPs in Europe

From the Armenian Weekly 2016 Magazine Dedicated to the 101st Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide This story—of Armenian Displaced Persons (DP) in Europe during and after World War II—began to take shape with an old photo I have of three men pictured in the Armenian section at the [more...]

June 17, 2016 // 14 Comments

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