Monthly Archives: March 2014

Haig Boyadjian Bequeaths $750,000 to the Armenian EyeCare Project

First Regional Eye Clinic Named in His Honor Always believing in the vital importance of vision and eye care, Haig John Boyadjian bequeathed $750,000 to the Armenian EyeCare Project. a long-time resident of New Jersey, Haig was born in Jerusalem, … Continue reading

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Armenian Float in Rose Parade

For the first time in history an Armenian Float will participate in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena California, indicating the presence of Armenians. The Rose Parade, which is held every year on New Year’s Day, is a colorful … Continue reading

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Al-Qaeda Groups From Turkey Attack Kessab

President Sargsyan Delivers Speech in Hague Summit The Armenian populated villages of Kessab (Kessab, Kasab), Syria were the target of three days of brutal cross-border attacks from Turkey by al-Qaeda affiliated armed bands, which have cost 80 lives and forced … Continue reading

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Turkey Wants Shutdown of Nuclear Plant in Armenia

The Metsamor nuclear power plant in Armenia in outdated and should be urgently closed down said Taner Yildiz, Turkey’s energy minister in Igdir. Yildiz said that Turkey has sent an official appeal to the International Atomic Energy Agency concerning the … Continue reading

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Tournament of Roses Parade to Have an Armenian Float

PASADENA, CA — The American Armenian Rose Float Association, Inc. (AARFA) is proud to announce that it has been accepted into the 126th Tournament of Roses Parade, January 1st 2015. Though a tremendous challenge, this project is a great vote … Continue reading

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Armenia Fears Economic Fallout From Ukraine Crisis

Russia absorbed around 23% of Armenian Exports worth almost $1.5 billion in 2013 By Hovhannes Shoghikian The crisis in Ukraine and its resulting negative economic impact on Russia could spillover effects on Armenia, Economy Minister Vahram Avanesian admitted. Russian stocks … Continue reading

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Armenian Khachkar Will Be Displayed in Metropolitan Museum Till 2017

An Armenian Khachkar (cross-stone) will be displayed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York till 2017. A monumental 12th century khachkar is on display in the Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries for Byzantine art at the special long-term … Continue reading

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Sen. Kirk to Azerbaijan: Halt Campaign of Incitement and Hatred Against Armenia

Illinois Republican Senator Mark Kirk “strongly condemned” Azerbaijan’s ongoing threats and violence against Armenia and the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh, in a powerfully worded statement issued on March 8th, marking the 26th anniversary of Azerbaijan’s anti-Armenian massacres in Sumgait. Senator … Continue reading

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Yerevan Criticized for Not Condemning Russia’s Intervention in Ukraine

By Irina Hovhannisyan A group of pro-Western civic activists and other prominent Armenians strongly criticized Armenia’s government for not condemning Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine. They compared the Russian occupation of Crimea to Nazi Germany’s annexation of neighboring countries and … Continue reading

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Mikhail Vardanyan Named New Head of Baikonur Space Center

MOSCOW — Russian space industry veteran Mikhail Vardanyan has been appointed the new head of the Baiknour Cosmodrome, the space agency Roscosmos said. The 54 year old Vardanyan has spent his entire career in the industry, including 30 years at … Continue reading

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