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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

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

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 // 12 Comments

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

Russia’s Humanitarian Response to the Armenian Genocide

Humanitarianism and the Refugee Crisis on the Caucasus Battlefront During World War I The Armenian Weekly Magazine April 2016 By Asya Darbinyan   Introduction Cover of the June 30, 2016 issue of ‘Excelsior’ carried an illustration of a Russian soldier on horseback with a refugee [more...]

May 20, 2016 // 7 Comments

Armenia’s Horse Whisperers: Healing at the Centaur Hippotherapy Center

Special for the Armenian Weekly While I had heard about the Centaur Hippotherapy Center in Armenia about two years ago, I only visited the location late last year, after a volunteer invited me to join him the next time he went. I knew that hippotherapy focused on the use of therapy with the aid of [more...]

May 18, 2016 // 7 Comments

Bearing Witness in the Aftermath of the Armenian Genocide

The Armenian Weekly Magazine April 2016 Scholars have long noted that genocide is not just the physical killing of human beings but encompasses the systematic destruction of the cultural artifacts of victim groups. Such destruction began in the early stages of the Armenian Genocide and has [more...]

May 6, 2016 // 7 Comments

Adam’s Funeral: Loved Ones, Strangers Say Farewell to Fallen Soldier

Special for the Armenian Weekly 19-year-old Adam’s coffin was closed; it couldn’t be kept open—not this time… There is a tradition in Armenia of keeping the coffins of the deceased open—for loved ones to hold the dead one last time. “When Adam was buried, and the funeral service was [more...]

April 14, 2016 // 11 Comments

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