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ARS Soseh Kindergarten Building Opens in Stepanakert (Photos)

STEPANAKERT, Artsakh—Earlier today, the new building of the Armenian Relief Society (ARS) Soseh Kindergarten officially opened in Stepanakert. Earlier today, the new building of the Armenian Relief Society (ARS) Soseh Kindergarten officially opened in Stepanakert, Artsakh Artsakh President Bako [more...]

September 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Knights of Vartan Donate to Artsakh’s Ministry of Health

YEREVAN—Past Commander of the Knights of Vartan Ani Lodge of Washington D.C. Mr. Jake Bournazian, traveled to Artsakh with his son and daughter on July 17 to make the endowment on behalf of Knights of Vartan in Artsakh. The $10,000 donation was presented to Ms. Karine Atayan, minister of health [more...]

August 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

Eleven Families Receive New Apartments in Gyumri

GYUMRI, Armenia (Asbarez)—After decades of waiting and living in makeshift homes, 11 families, mainly elderly residents of Armenia’s second largest city who survived the 1988 earthquake, received apartments, courtesy of Los Angeles-based benefactors Sarkis and Nune Sepetjian and their family, [more...]

August 23, 2017 // 1 Comment

Armenian Girls Uncover the Past at Archaeology Camp

By Linda Glaser On the slopes of Mt. Aragats, the tallest mountain in Armenia, archaeologists are painstakingly uncovering the ancient past. Six Armenian girls got an insider’s view as participants in the pilot session of Camp Aragats, July 17-20. Arshaluys and the campers fly a drone. The camp [more...]

August 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Closing of Yerevan’s Ferdosi Market

By J. Dagdigian On July 19, with only hours of warning, Yerevan city workers arrived at Ferdosi Street, a narrow passageway near Republic Square, and tore down the booths of Ferdosi Market. Shops that were in small, private garages have been allowed to remain, at least for now. Workers also dug up [more...]

August 21, 2017 // 1 Comment

Armenian Government Approves Anti-Smoking Plan

YEREVAN—The government of Armenia approved a proposed anti-smoking strategy on Aug. 3. Health Minister Levon Altunyan said strategy aims to implement various programs to help decrease tobacco use in the country. An Armenian advertisement discouraging smoking “The programs will aim at ensuring [more...]

August 3, 2017 // 1 Comment

Changing Diasporas: Concepts and Approaches

  YEREVAN—Already in its sixth year, the 2017 Armenian Higher Education Initiative Summer Program brought together 20 leading young scholars and practitioners for a multifaceted look at the subject of diasporas, their histories, and their relations to homelands. The program took place at the [more...]

August 2, 2017 // 2 Comments

A New Folk Orchestra Is Born in Shushi

SHUSHI, Artsakh—The Naregatsi Art Institute (NAI) Shushi Center recently announced the formation of the Armenian folk instrumental Naregatsi Shushi Orchestra. The Naregatsi Art Institute (NAI) Shushi Center recently announced the formation of the Armenian folk instrumental Naregatsi Shushi [more...]

August 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

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