Discovering the Legacy of Zabel Yessayan in Artsakh

STEPANAKERT, Artsakh—Thanks to the Artsakh Human Rights Essay and the Graphic Design T-shirt Contests, young people in Artsakh are discovering the legacy of Zabel Yessayan, the Armenian author and human rights activist. Born in 1878 in Constantinople, Yessayan played an important role in the [more...]

November 13, 2017 // 1 Comment

Why Does a Nonprofit Need a Comedy Show?

1A’s new show “The Spyurk Report” features stars, Sergey Sargsyan and Narek Margaryan; two comedians who have become local celebrities in recent years for their poignant take on Armenia’s oftentimes cartoonish politics. (Photo: ONEArmenia) With the launch of its latest project, [more...]

November 8, 2017 // 3 Comments

Ten Years in the Making, Osteoporosis Center of Armenia Opens

Special to the Armenian Weekly YEREVAN (A.W.)—Surrounded by friends, collaborators, and supporters, Dr. John P. Bilezikian and Varta Babalyan cut the ceremonial ribbon to mark the opening of the Osteoporosis Center of Armenia on Oct. 9. Dr. John P. Bilezikian (L) and Varta Babalyan (R) cutting [more...]

October 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

ARS Eastern United States Members Tour Nigol Aghbalian School of Akhourian

AKHOURIAN, Armenia—In the early morning of Sept. 15, an ARS Eastern USA tour bus departed from Yerevan to the historic city of Gyumri, where time was allotted for an hour of self-exploration before the next stop, the Nigol Aghbalian School in Akhourian, just a short distance away. Nigol Aghbalian [more...]

October 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Newly Rebuilt School of Liberated Hak Village Opens in Artsakh

  STEPANAKERT, Artsakh—Hak village, one of the northernmost communities of liberated Kashatagh, celebrated the opening of its completely reconstructed village school on Oct. 17. Hak is one of the fastest-growing village communities in the liberated borderlands of Artsakh (Photo: Tufenkian [more...]

October 17, 2017 // 1 Comment

Better Healthcare for Artsakh: Renovating a Clinic in Kashatagh

KASHATAGH, Artsakh—Throughout the liberated region of Kashatagh, accessible medical care is scarce because of poor roads and transportation. Until recently, village-based facilities were practically nonexistent, and medical emergencies such as snakebites, sudden illnesses, and even childbirths [more...]

October 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

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