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The Sunday Times (London), UK: As you reflect on Nazi horrors, remember an earlier holocaust

The Sunday Times (London), UK January 25, 2015 Sunday As you reflect on Nazi horrors, remember an earlier holocaust by DOMINIC LAWSON Among the evidence brought by prosecutors at the Nuremberg war crimes tribunal was an account of a speech Adolf Hitler gave in Obersalzburg to his generals on the eve of the invasion of […]

What We Talk About When We Talk About Genocide

What We Talk About When We Talk About Genocide

Photograph by Paul Salopek Eight-hundred-year-old laments: a church fresco in the proto-Armenian capital of Ani, Turkey.   What We Talk About When We Talk About Genocide   by Paul Salopek   Ani, Turkey 40°30’41” N, 43°34’06” E   “It was a—how do you call it in English?—a genocide? Yes? It was a genocide,” says Murat […]

‘The Armenians want an acknowledgement that the 1915 massacre was a crime’

‘The Armenians want an acknowledgement that the 1915 massacre was a crime’

‘The Armenians want an acknowledgement that the 1915 massacre was a crime’ Geoffrey Robertson In 1915 Britain was determined to expose the Armenian genocide, so why have we since downgraded it to a ‘tragedy’? Armenians mark the anniversary of the massacre of their people, in 2014. Photograph: Karen Minasyan/Getty Images Friday 23 January 2015 14.00 GMT […]

Hamparian: Particularly Vicious

Hamparian: Particularly Vicious By Aram Hamparian on January 12, 2015 in Headline, Opinion As we pivot toward reparations and make progress within Turkey itself, we will—as Armenians—be lectured without end about our responsibility to meet Turkey half-way on the Armenian Genocide, to accept the patently false and immoral premise that the truth lies somewhere between two […]

Mass protests in Armenia as killings test loyalty to Moscow

Mass protests in Armenia as killings test loyalty to Moscow Thousands have demonstrated against Kremlin influence after a Russian soldier was accused of killing a family of six . RFE/RL reports Thousands of Armenians rallied outside the Russian embassy in Yerevan and near the Russian military base in the town of Gyumri today, demanding the […]

OBITUARY: VAHAN HOVANESIAN

OBITUARY: VAHAN HOVANESIAN

VAHAN HOVANESIAN 1956 – 2014 Vahan Hovanesian, a long-time ARF Bureau member and most recently, Armenia’s Ambassador to Germany passed away on Sunday 28th December after a long illness. Vahan Hovanesian was born on August 16, 1956 in Yerevan. He graduated with degrees in history and archaeology from the Moscow Pedagogical Institute in 1978 and […]

Armenian wine to launch champagne production

Armenian wine to launch champagne production 12:39, 29 November, 2014 ASHTARAK, NOVEMBER 29, ARMENPRESS. Armenian wine factory expands its activity and soon will introduce two kinds of Armenian champagne as well. The factory’s production manager assures that gentle taste and fresh smell will be the particular characteristics of their champagne. Among other things he underscored: […]

Presentation by Professor Richard Hovannisian at Navasartian Centre

Presentation by Professor Richard Hovannisian at Navasartian Centre Professor emeritus Richard Hovannisian presented his latest book on Armenian Communities in Asia Minor in London on the 29th November 2014. The evening was organised by Hamazkayin London Chapter. I would vigorously recommend Armenians of any age, political or social background, who has not attended Prof. Richard […]

The boy king of chess: Prodigy from Boston becomes America’s youngest ever Grandmaster aged 13 years and 10 months

The boy king of chess: Prodigy from Boston becomes America’s youngest ever Grandmaster aged 13 years and 10 months Samuel Sevian pushed his World Chess Federation rating past 2,500 points Previous record for the youngest US Grandmaster was held by Ray Robson He took the title just before he turned 15 – over a year […]

A Rare Interview with Maestro Ruben Aharonian touring UK with Borodin String Quartet

A Rare Interview with Maestro Ruben Aharonian touring UK with Borodin String Quartet

In Search of Past Time: A Rare Interview with Maestro Ruben Aharonian touring UK with Borodin String Quartet   Ruben Aharonian is Armenian award winning virtuoso violinist, currently the first violin and the leader of Borodin String Quartet from Moscow, one of the oldest and the most demanded quartets in the world founded in 1945. […]

Manchester Evening News: Art of making lavash put on Unesco World Intangible

Art of making lavash put on Unesco World Intangible  Heritage list http://panarmenian.net/m/eng/news/185232 FAMILY SO PROUD AS ARTIST’S PAINTING OF PARK FEATURES  ON NEW SIGNS Manchester Evening News, UK Nov 25 2014Marie Gumuchian’s picture of Peel Park has been used on new entrance signs – 53 years after she painted it She painted it in the winter […]

Prince Charles reveals his heartbreak at the ‘appalling atrocities’ and ‘soul destroying tragedy’ facing Christians persecuted across the Middle East

Prince Charles reveals his heartbreak at the ‘appalling atrocities’ and ‘soul destroying tragedy’ facing Christians persecuted across the Middle East The Prince of Wales visited Armenian Church in London today Charles addressed issues facing Christians in the Middle East  He said Christianity is being ‘grotesquely and barbarously assaulted’ By Sara Malm for MailOnline Published: 16:45, 19 […]

Geoffrey Robertson QC discusses his new book on the Armenian genocide.

Geoffrey Robertson QC discusses his new book on the Armenian genocide. Updated 22 Oct 2014, 8:11amWed 22 Oct 2014, 8:11am Human rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson QC discusses his new book about the Armenian genocide, called ‘An Inconvenient Genocide’. Source The Drum | Duration 7min 42sec Topics: unrest-conflict-and-war, armenia CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO DIRECT FROM WEBSITE […]

Meeting with Minister of Diaspora in Armenia

Meeting with Minister of Diaspora in Armenia   Mrs Janet Mardirosian (Khachatourian), Chairperson of the Armenian Relief Society of Great Britain met with the Minster of Diaspora, Mrs Hranoush Hakopyan, at the Ministry offices, during September 2014. A friendly discussion took place with regard to past and present activities of the British Armenians who have […]

British Friends of Artsakh – 360 Panel Discussion in London

Artsakh 360 Panel Discussion in London AYF London Branch organised an evening on Artsakh at one of the Halls of Westminster University in Central London on October 17, 2014. Among the guest speakers were Baroness Caroline Cox, MP Stephen Pound and others. Reports Hasmik Harutunyan from London. AYF’s London branch chaired an informative and open […]

British Armenian Community Celebrates Armenian Independence Day

British Armenian Community Celebrates  Armenian Independence Day

British Armenian Community Celebrates Armenian Independence Day The hugely successful 23rd anniversary event in London was a concert with the popular and talented Armenian singer  and composer, Alla Levonian By Hasmik Harutunyan, Freelence Journalist On Saturday 20th September the British Armenian Community celebrated the 23rd Independence Day of the Republic of Armenia with a Concert […]

Baroness Cox’s response to New York Times Article on Karabakh

Baroness Cox’s response to New York Times Article on Karabakh

Jubilee events dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the foundation of the YSU Faculties of History and Armenian Philology at Yerevan State University

Jubilee events dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the foundation of the YSU Faculties of History and Armenian Philology at Yerevan State University

Jubilee events dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the foundation of the YSU Faculties of History and Armenian Philology at Yerevan State University 10.09.2014 President of the Republic of Armenian and the Chairmen of the Yerevan State University Board Serzh Sargsyan took part in the jubilee events dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the foundation […]

‘For Armenia’ A Charity in Armenia

‘For Armenia’ A Charity in Armenia “For Armenia” is a charitable non-governmental organisation, which was established in 2007 in Armenia and is run by the director Gayane Gevorgyan with the help of family, Zepyur and Ani Batikyans, friends and a group of dedicated volunteers. The purpose of the NGO is to support cultural and social […]

Mapping Memories in Yerevan

Mapping Memories in Yerevan   The Franco-Hungarian visual artist Anna Ádám and the Swedish-American dancer-choreographer Sally O’Neill have this summer been invited by the Armenian Art and Cultural Studies Laboratory, directed by Susanna Gyulamiryan, to conduct a visual- and performing art project, titled Mapping Memories. During their six week long stay in Yerevan, they will […]

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