Monthly Archives: October 2013

You Can’t Sweep It Under the Rug

Dr. Martin Deranian recently wrote a historical book – “President Calvin Coolidge and the Armenian Orphan Rug”, the story of a rug woven by over 400 orphan girls following the Armenian Genocide perpetrated by the Ottoman government. The book was … Continue reading

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Obama Stops Smithsonian from Displaying Armenian Genocide-era Rug Artwork for Fear of Irking Turks

By Rafael Medoff/JNS.org Ninety-nine years after the Turkish genocide of the Armenians, one of the most poignant symbols of Armenian suffering is being held hostage-by the White House. The prisoner is an 18 foot long rug. It was woven by … Continue reading

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Hrant Dink Trial Suspect Erhan Tuncel Arrested

Erhan Tuncel, who was previously acquitted of all charges related to the 2007 killing of Hrant Dink, the late editor-in-chief of the Turkish-Armenian weekly Agos, was arrested Thursday, Oct 24, after being referred to Istanbul’s 14th High Criminal Court. The … Continue reading

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Protesters Oppose Hosting Turkish Deputy Prime Minister at LA World Affairs Council Event

LOS ANGELES – On Monday, October 21st, hundreds of Armenians gathered at the Intercontinental Hotel to protest a presentation by Turkish Deputy Minister, Ali Babacan. The protest was organized by the Armenian Youth Federation Western Region and the Unified Young … Continue reading

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Gazprombank Invests $200 Million in Armenia’s Economy Through Areximbank

By Karina Manukyan Gazprombank has rather serious plans on business development in Armenia, and for the moment it has invested nearly $200 million in Armenia’s economy through its Armenian subsidiary Areximbank Gazprombank Group, Viktor Korendyuk said. He is the First … Continue reading

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Forbes Magazine Will Be Published in Armenia

YEREVAN – The renowned Forbes magazine that has been published and distributed in more than 55 countries since 1917 will soon be published in Armenia. By obtaining the publishing license, Forbes Armenia became the 27th international publication. In Armenia Forbes … Continue reading

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Minister Aurelie Filipetti Inaugurated the Center for Armenian Memory

DECINES – Last Sunday, October 20, French Minister of Culture Aurelie Filipetti inaugurated in the city of Decines the National Center for Armenian Memory. For this occasion the Minister declared: “Never forget what happened in 1915. The historical work needs … Continue reading

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AGBU Worldwide Raises Over $1 Million for Emergency Syrian Armenians Relief Fund

Humanitarian Needs Remain High As Conflict Continues AGBU has officially broken its $1 million fundraising mark to benefit the ongoing Humanitarian Emergency Relief Fund in Support of Syrian Armenians, which was made possible by the generosity of donors worldwide. Every … Continue reading

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It is Time to Recognize Karabakh as Independent State – UN’s Robertson

STEPANAKERT – It is time to recognize Karabakh as an independent state, jurist member of the UN Justice Council said during the international conference held in Stepanakert. Justice Geoffrey Robertson Q.C jurist member of the UN Justice Council, said the … Continue reading

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Armenia Started to Pay off the $500 Million Russian Loan Ahead of Time

YEREVAN – Armenian Finance Minister David Sarkisyan told the government last week that Armenia has started paying off the Russian loan ahead of time. Russia granted Armenia a 15 year loan worth $500 million in 2009. It was granted at … Continue reading

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