Monthly Archives: August 2013

Shrikian Family AEF Fund Reaches $500,000 with an Additional $200,000 Educational Fund

The New Fund is in Memory of Vahe Shrikian GLENDALE – The Armenian Educational Foundation (AEF) announces the establishment of the Vahe Shrikian Endowment Fund through the generous donation of $200,000 by the Shrikian Family of Southern California. The Fund … Continue reading

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Khachaturian Spartacus Closed Bodrum Ballet Festival in Turkey

The Bodrum, Turkey, International Ballet Festival held a high profile farewell to its 11th edition with the two remaining performance in this year’s program set in the historic Bodrum Castle. The Russian State Ballet of Siberia brought its production of … Continue reading

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Defense Ministry: Armenia Ready to Exchange POWs

Armenia offered to free an Azerbaijani prisoner of war as it continued trying to secure the release of an Armenian soldier who was captured by Azerbaijani troops near Nagorno-Karabakh last week. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) representative … Continue reading

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Iran, Armenia to Expand; Trade Transactions Rise to $380 Million

President Sargsyan Attends Rouhani’s Swearing In TEHRAN – Iran and Armenia’s annual trade exchanges have exceeded $380 million despite the sanctions and restrictions imposed by the West on Iran’s economy, an Armenian official announced. “The annual trade exchanges between the … Continue reading

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Canada’s MDA to Help Armenia Launch Communication Satellite

YEREVAN – Canadian Aerospace Company MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates and Associates Ltd. (MDA) will help Armenia launch its first communications satellite, company CEO Mag Iskander told the visiting Armenian transport and communications minister Gagik Beglaryan, the Armenian ministry reported. Beglaryan … Continue reading

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Peter Musurlian Wins Emmy Award

He has been nominated seven times since 2001m but it was a solo effort on a 32 minute in-depth documentary in Africa, that finally garnered veteran broadcast journalist Peter Musurlian a Los Angeles area Emmy. At the August 3rd awards … Continue reading

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Margaret Vartan Gifted $700,000 to AGBU for Student Scholarships

NEW YORK – Margaret Vartan bequeathed her assets totaling well over $700,000 to AGBU as the Helen Movsesian Vartanian Memorial Funds for scholarships, announced the AGBU. The scholarships will be distributed to needy students and it is in memory of … Continue reading

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Anti-Armenian Figures Receive Harsh Sentences in Turkey

ISTANBUL – The final court hearing into the scandalous Ergenekon case was convened at an Istanbul court. The court announced the sentences of the defendants in the case that lasted for about five years, informs the Turkish Samanyolu website. It … Continue reading

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Armenian Tombstones Found Under Hilton Hotel in Turkish Taksim Square

ISTANBUL – Employees of Archaeology Institute of Istanbul found 13 Armenian tombstones during the construction works in Taksim Square of Istanbul. The tombstones date back to the 17th and 19th centuries. These are the tombstones from the Armenian cemetery located … Continue reading

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