Monthly Archives: August 2016

Carolyn Rafaelian Joins Forbes List of Richest Self-Made Women

Armenian American designer Carolyn Rafaelian has joined Forbes’ annual list of America’s Richest Self Made Women. Carolyn Rafaelian founded fashion jewelry company Alex and Ani in 2004, taking over what had been her father’s Rhode Island jewelry factory to manufacture … Continue reading

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Armenia Should Start Improvements

Since the opposition had seized the Erebuni Police Station in , Armenia on July 17, by disgruntled and angry people, the situation subsided a little bit recently, Thousands of marchers did not stop their rebellion, but they slowed down their … Continue reading

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Artur Alexanyan Wins Gold Armenian Wins Four Medals at Rio 2016 Olympics

The Olympic Games ended Sunday, August 21st, in Rio de Janeiro and Armenia won one gold medal and there silver medals. Artur Aleksanyan, the flag bearer at the closing ceremony won Armenia’s first gold medal at the games, defeating Yasmany … Continue reading

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Armenia Will Receive a $20 Million Grant For Improving Energy Efficiency of Building

Armenian will receive a $20 million grant from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for improving energy efficiency of building, the UNDP said in a statement. A corresponding decision was adopted at the thirteenth meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) … Continue reading

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Record Numer of Armenian Athletes Are Competing at Rio Olympics

On behalf of all 11.288 competitors (6,182 men, 5,106 women), Brazilian two-time Olympic champion sailor Robert Scheidt pledged the Olympic oath and the Olympic flame was lit by former marathon runner Vandelei de Lima signaling the start of first Olympic … Continue reading

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Yerevan to Host First Eurasian Regional Economic Forum

On October 12-15, 2016, the World Armenian Congress and the Union of Armenians of Russia, will organize the first Eurasia Regional Economic Forum (EREF) with the support of the Eurasian Economic Commission, the Business Council of the Eurasian Economic and … Continue reading

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Human Rights Watch Report: Arbitrary Detensions, Brutal Beatings in Yerevan

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on August 6 issued the following report on the recent protests in Yerevan surrounding the armed seizure of a police building and the response of police. It is comprehensive and highly critical of the police reaction. … Continue reading

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