Special Reports

The Armenian Genocide in Feature Films

With the recent release on DVD of the major motion picture “The Promise,” greater numbers of people will be able to gain insights into aspects of the Armenian Genocide. The film, starring Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, and Charlotte Le Bon, was directed by acclaimed filmmaker Terry [more...]

October 20, 2017 // 2 Comments

Unseen Armenia: Musaler

On the road near Yerevan’s Zvartnots airport, visitors may have noticed a sign for Musaler village and the red masonry memorial nearby. The memorial recalls the battle of Musa Dagh (Musa Ler in Armenian), a mountainous, Armenian-populated region north of Syria on the Mediterranean coast. [more...]

October 5, 2017 // 1 Comment

Unseen Armenia: Artsakh Wine Festival, Togh Village

  It would have been hard to imagine a more suitable site for the Sept. 16 Artsakh Wine Festival than Togh village in Artsakh’s Hadrut marz (district), since it is easily accessible; there is one main road through the village. Young dance group, Artsakh Wine Festival, Togh village (Photo: [more...]

October 2, 2017 // 2 Comments

Soccer: Armenia Plays Two Crunch World Cup Qualifiers

  Special to the Armenian Weekly The first international break of the season is always an interesting time in soccer/football. Domestic campaigns already have a match or two in the books, depending on the country and league. The English Premier League (EPL) is usually ahead of the curve with [more...]

August 31, 2017 // 1 Comment

Unseen Armenia: Kamaris and Akori (Part II)

Friedrich Parrot of the University of Dortmund, Germany, accompanied by his translator and author, Khachatur Abovian, made the first documented ascent of Mount Ararat in October 1829. Parrot visited Akori before the earthquake, writing that the monastery was built in 1288, as evidenced by an [more...]

August 29, 2017 // 1 Comment

ARS Eastern USA’s 97th Annual Convention Convenes in Arlington

Convention Applauds 2017 Fundraising, Program Success; Sets New Goals for 2017-18 Fiscal Year By Convention Reporter, Georgi-Ann Oshagan ARLINGTON, Va. (A.W.)—Armenian Relief Society (ARS) Eastern United States (ARS Eastern USA) delegates gathered in Arlington, Va., June 20-23, for the [more...]

August 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Unseen Armenia: Kamaris and Akori (Part I)

Kamaris[i] is a village in Kotayk marz (province) with a population of about 2,000, according to figures from 2001. There are reportedly Bronze Age tombs in the vicinity. Atop the hill, past the old and new cemeteries, are scant remains of an old Persian settlement. Kamaris Surb Astvatsatsin church [more...]

August 2, 2017 // 7 Comments

Who Is Mahmut Konuk? Why Is He on the Streets of Ankara?

Translated by Attila Tuygan and Rehan Nişanyan Special to the Armenian Weekly For the past five months, Mahmut Konuk has been staging sit-ins in front of the Çankaya Community Health Center in Ankara, as well as participating in a wide range of other protest actions in Turkey’s capital. [more...]

July 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

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