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About Rupen Janbazian (114 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.

Letter to Yerevan (Part VI)

Letter to Yerevan (Part VI) The Armenian Weekly is periodically publishing the English translation of Andranik Tzarukian’s epic 1945 poem ‘Tught ar Yerevan’ (‘Letter to Yerevan’) Having crossed seas of blood and sorrow, Our eons-old capsizing vessel, Hoisting sail for a last time, Has now [more...]

October 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

Letter to Yerevan (Part V)

Letter to Yerevan (Part V) The Armenian Weekly is periodically publishing the English translation of Andranik Tzarukian’s epic 1945 poem ‘Tught ar Yerevan’ (‘Letter to Yerevan’). And still, from the orchards of letters, Hauling hell instead of dreams, Instead of harp, trumpet of copper, [more...]

October 2, 2017 // 2 Comments

The End of the Turkey-Armenia Protocols: Must We Wait until Next Spring?

  Last week, Armenia’s president, Serge Sarkisian, made an important pronouncement. Standing before the United Nations General Assembly, he announced the end of the Turkey-Armenia Protocols. Sarkisian said the so-called Zurich Protocols, which were signed in 2009 to allow the opening of [more...]

September 27, 2017 // 14 Comments

Letter to Yerevan (Part IV)

Letter to Yerevan (Part IV) The Armenian Weekly is periodically publishing the English translation of Andranik Tzarukian’s epic 1945 poem “Tught ar Yerevan” (Letter to Yerevan) Are those dogs? And was he a dog, The proud fedayee, embracing a cold weapon Instead of his [more...]

September 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

‘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

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