Monthly Archives: February 2014

U.S to Provide $255 Million for Armenia’s National Brand Strategy Development

Attended by Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan, a donation memorandum on brand development was signed in the office of government between the Ministry of Economy and the National Competitiveness Foundation of Armenia, on the one hand and the United States Agency … Continue reading

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Chinese Investors Interested in $3 Billion in Armenia-Iran Rail Link in Northern Lori

By Emil Danielyan Chinese investors are ready to finance an ambitious $3 billion project to build a railway connecting Armenia to Iran that could be launched in 2016, according to the Armenian government. The 470 kilometer railway, which would mainly … Continue reading

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Armenian MP Arsen Avakov Becomes Ukraine Acting Interior Minister

The Verkhovna Rada (Supreme Council) of Ukraine–which is the country’s parliament–appointed Rada’s Armenian member Arsen Avakov as Acting Internal Affairs Minister, UNIAN News Agency reports. A total of 275 form the 324 registered MP’s voted in favor of this decision. … Continue reading

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Czech President Says the Ottoman Mass Killings Constitute Genocide

PRAGUE – Czech President Milos Zeman said last week that the mass killing of Armenian Ottomans in Turkey amounted to “Genocide”. “Next year it will be 100 years since the genocide of the Armenian people in the year of 4*48, … Continue reading

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Oskanian Against Armenian Entry into Customs Union

Former Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian has criticized President Serzh Sarkisian’s decision to make Armenia part of the Russian-led Customs Union, saying that it will seriously limit prospects for the country’s economic development. “Armenian is a small country. Its only possibility … Continue reading

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170,000 Armenian Nationals May Be Denied Entry into Russia for 3 Years

More than 170,000 Armenian nationals living in Russia are at risk: according to new immigration rules, their entry into the Russian Federation might be prohibited for 3 years. This group apparently violated Russian immigration laws by not extending the length … Continue reading

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US. Firm Buys Key Energy Facilities of Vorotan Cascade for $250 Million

By Emil Danielyan A U.S Energy company acquired Armenia’s main cascade of hydroelectric plants in a $250 million deal that represents the single largest U.S investment in the Armenian economy to date. Under a takeover agreement signed with the Armenian … Continue reading

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California State Assembly Unanimously Passes Bill on Armenian Genocide Bill on Armenian Genocide Curriculum

SACRAMENTO – Assembly member Adrin Nazarian’s bill, AB 659, encouraging schools to use oral histories when teaching about the Armenian Genocide unanimously passed the State Assembly. “AB 659 has enjoyed overwhelming support from my colleagues in the Assembly,” commented Assembly … Continue reading

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Jessica Vartoughian Honored by Glamour Magazine in Mexico City

Heartiest congratulations and best wishes to Executive Committee and Board Member Jessica Vartoughian upon being honored by Glamour Magazine Mexico at their 15th Anniversary Gala. The Glam Award was presented to Jessica at this invitation only red carpet event in … Continue reading

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