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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 […]

Investing in Our Children’s Future is Investing in Their Armenian School

Investing in Our Children’s Future is Investing in Their Armenian School   “Where Are We Coming from, What Are We, Where Are We Going?” (the title of the famous canvas by French Post-Impressionist Paul Gaugin) K.Tahta Armenian Community Sunday School of London held its Annual Christmas Party last Sunday for their youngest pupils in Acton, […]

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 […]

3,000-year-old Settlement in Eastern Turkey reveals Armenian Traces

3,000-year-old Settlement in Eastern Turkey reveals Armenian Traces November 27, 2014 Largest archaeological settlement of Tunceli province was discovered bearing Armenian writing on ancient stones The discovery of a large 3000 year old archaeological settlement in Eastern Turkey has been widely reported in Turkish media, last year. The news has reached international audiences through the English translations from sources such as the Worldbulletin. […]

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 […]

Robert Fisk: Do you know the difference between a Holocaust and a holocaust? The Armenians do

Robert Fisk: Do you know the difference between a Holocaust and a holocaust? The Armenians do

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/do-you-know-the-difference-between-a-holocaust-and-a-holocaust-the-armenians-do-9894346.html Sunday 30 November 2014 Do you know the difference between a Holocaust and a holocaust? The Armenians do Despite what some sub-editors might think, the genocide of 1.5m Armenian Christians in 1915 was not a holocaust What’s in a name? Let’s start with the Persian Gulf. Or the Arabian Gulf. Or just the Arab […]

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. […]

The 20th-Century Dictator Most Idolized by Hitler

The 20th-Century Dictator Most Idolized by Hitler

The 20th-Century Dictator Most Idolized by Hitler http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/11/24/the-20th-century-dictator-most-idolized-by-hitler.html Universal History Archive/UIG William O’Connor Fatal Attraction 11.24.14 The 20th-Century Dictator Most Idolized by Hitler Historians may credit Mussolini with inspiring Hitler’s rise to power, but the despot called a different contemporary his ‘shining star.’ Adolf Hitler’s obsessions, for he was a man prone to unhealthy fixations, […]

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 […]

Aleppo’s oldest hotel, where Agatha Christie wrote Murder on the Orient Express, falls into ruin on Syria’s front line

Aleppo’s oldest hotel, where Agatha Christie wrote Murder on the Orient Express, falls into ruin on Syria’s front line The Baron Hotel has become another casualty of the ongoing troubles Owner Armen Mazloumin looks back fondly on a star-studded guest list Hotel was founded by Mazloumin’s grandfather in 1911  By John Hutchinson for MailOnline Published: […]

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 […]

Jabhat al-Nusra blows up Armenian church in Deir el-Zour: A savage blow that echoes through Armenian history

Jabhat al-Nusra blows up Armenian church in Deir el-Zour: A savage blow that echoes through Armenian history

Jabhat al-Nusra blows up Armenian church in Deir el-Zour: A savage blow that echoes through Armenian history Islamists’ destruction of a shrine to the victims of genocide marks the latest chapter in a tragic national history. Robert Fisk reports from Qamishli, north-eastern Syria Robert Fisk Qamishli In the most savage act of vandalism against Syria’s […]

Take Me Seriously, I am Joking!

COMEDIAN VAHE BERBERIAN IN LONDON   “A joke is truth wrapped in a smile”, Sigmund Freud   The much loved Armenian artist, writer and comedian Vahe Berberian from Los Angeles appeared in London on the 22nd of October 2014 with his stand-up Comedy Show named “Sagain” at Navasardian Hall in West London. Tickets were sold […]

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 […]

A Choir Is Born In London

A Choir Is Born In London Celebration of 145th Anniversary of Great Komitas Review by Hasmik Harutunyan Free-lance reporter London https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.850840034949296.1073741832.654415061258462&type=1 St. Yeghiche Armenian Church in London vibrated with a memorable classical concert on the 18 October 2014. Tekeyan Trust of London organised an autumnal concert of Armenian music with participation of Komitas Choir under […]

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 […]

Quiz Night at the Navasartian Centre in Aid of Syrian Armenian Refugees

Quiz Night at the Navasartian Centre in Aid of Syrian Armenian Refugees Syrian Armenian Relief Fund By Hasmik Harutunyan Free-lance reporter On the 26th of September 2014 the Syrian Armenian Emergency Relief Fund under the auspices of Armenian Community Council organised a Quiz Night at the Navasartian Centre in order to raise money for Armenians […]

Members of Congress Express Outrage Over Der Zor Destruction

Members of Congress Express Outrage Over Der Zor Destruction

Members of Congress Express Outrage Over Der Zor Destruction Members of Congress Express Outrage Over Der Zor Destruction WASHINGTON Members of Congress have begun a string of condemnation and expressions of outrage over the destruction of the Armenian Genocide memorial church in Der Zor over the weekend by Islamic State forces. Representatives Frank Pallone (D-NJ), […]

ԱՆՈՒՇ ՅՈՎՀԱՆՆԻՍԵԱՆ – Anush Hovhannisyan

ԱԶԳ ՕՐԱԹԵՐԹ – ՄՇԱԿՈՒՅԹ #28, 19-09-2014 Տեղադրվել է` 2014-09-18 22:26:24 (GMT +04:00) ԱՆՈՒՇ ՅՈՎՀԱՆՆԻՍԵԱՆ Ա. Կ. Կ., Լոնդոն, Սեպտեմբեր 2014 Երգի միջազգային մրցոյթում գրաւել է առաջին տեղը Մեծն Բրիտանիայի Արքայական օպերայի երգչուհի, սոպրանօ Անուշ Յովհաննիսեանը արժանացել է Շվէյցարիայի Գշտաադ (Gstaad) եւ Բերն (Bern) քաղաքներում կայացած Էրնստ Հեֆլիգերի (The Concours Suisse Ernst Haefliger) միջազգային մրցոյթի Ա. […]

Independence Day celebration Photos 20 Sept 2014

Independence Day celebration Photos 20 Sept 2014

Independence Day celebration Photos 20 Sept 2014

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