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About Rupen Janbazian (108 Articles)
Rupen Janbazian is the editor of the Armenian Weekly. His writings primarily focus on politics, human rights, community, literature, and Armenian culture. He has reported from Armenia, Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh Republic/NKR), Turkey, Canada, the United States, and Western Armenia. He has served on the local and national executives of the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) of Canada and Hamazkayin Toronto, and served as the administrator of the Armenian National Committee (ANC) of Toronto. Janbazian also taught Armenian History and Creative Writing at the ARS Armenian Private School of Toronto, and has worked on several translations.

‘Where Are You From?’ and the Huge Pile of Complexes

By Rupen Janbazian Translated from Armenian by Tatul Sonentz-Papazian ”Where are you from?’…This was not an existential query directed at us.’ “Where are you from?” “Toronto… from Canada.” “No! Before that…” This was not an existential query directed [more...]

August 10, 2017 // 5 Comments

Letter to Yerevan (Part III)

Letter to Yerevan (Part III) The Armenian Weekly is periodically publishing the English translation of Andranik Tzarukian’s epic 1945 poem ‘Tught ar Yerevan’ (‘Letter to Yerevan’). If there was, in the past, a certain crude And drunk mauserist, Wasn’t there also a demented Avis, Who, [more...]

July 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Thank You, Canada—150 Has Never Looked so Good!

Hey Canada, Even though it’s been a while since I’ve left, I have not forgotten about you or how good you’ve been to me… ‘Even though it’s been a while since I left, I have not forgotten about you or how good you’ve been to me…’ Every time I tell people here [more...]

July 1, 2017 // 2 Comments

Letter to Yerevan (Part II)

  Letter to Yerevan (Part II) The Armenian Weekly is periodically publishing the English translation of Andranik Tzarukian’s epic 1945 poem ‘Tught ar Yerevan’ (‘Letter to Yerevan’). Alas! Behold, I am that wind-blown Fragment that drifts from Shore to shore— The one [more...]

June 27, 2017 // 1 Comment

Editorial: 102 Years On…

The Armenian Weekly 2017 Magazine Dedicated to the 102nd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide Each year, as April rolls around and the 24th approaches, rarely do we stop and ask ourselves a simple question: Why do we still commemorate the Armenian Genocide? A snippet from the cover of the 2017 [more...]

June 2, 2017 // 5 Comments

Poem: We Have Not Forgotten

  In 1944, Soviet Armenian writer Gevorg Abov wrote a poem entitled, “Menk Chenk Moratsel” («Մենք չենք մոռացել» – “We Have Not Forgotten”). In his poem, he criticized the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) and its entire membership for being traitors of the [more...]

May 31, 2017 // 2 Comments

Letter to Yerevan (Part I)

On the occasion of the 99th anniversary of the establishment of the First Republic of Armenia (1918-1920), the Armenian Weekly is pleased to announce that it will be periodically publishing the English translation of Andranik Tzarukian’s epic 1945 poem “Tught ar Yerevan” (“Letter to [more...]

May 28, 2017 // 15 Comments

Imagine the Nation: Enhancing Diasporan Engagement with Armenia  

  WATERTOWN, Mass (A.W.)—Cambridge-based Armenian-American entrepreneur Noubar Afeyan has been involved in Armenia’s development for some time now. From the Armenia 2020 initiative, to the formation of the National Competitiveness Foundation of Armenia, to the Tatev Revival Project, and [more...]

May 19, 2017 // 1 Comment

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