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Raffi Edgarian – In Memoriam

Raffi Edgarian –  In Memoriam

In memory of our beloved Raffi Edgarian ::  On 3rd May 2018, our beloved friend, Raffi Edgarian parted ways from us and joined the heavens above. Raffi, born in Tehran 19.03.1962 was named after his father’s school ‘Raffi’ which he attended up to age of thirteen and thereafter he went to Moorat Raphael Boarding School […]

President Sarkissian: We have started creating new Armenia

President Sarkissian Says “We have started creating a new Armenia” ::03 May 2018  By Siranush Ghazanchyan:: Armenian President Armen Sarkissian has commended the people’s movement led by Nikol Pashinyan, the political forces represented in the Parliament for their responsible stance. The President said that statements issued by involved political forces after a day of substantial […]

WORLD’s OLDEST WINERY FOUND IN ARENI – ARMENIA

Source: http://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/history/earliest-known-winery-found-in-armenian-cave.aspx ::  As if making the oldest known leather shoe wasn’t enough, a prehistoric people in what’s now Armenia also built the world’s oldest known winery, a new study says. Undertaken at a burial site, their winemaking may have been dedicated to the dead—and it likely required the removal of any fancy footwear. Near the […]

Article by Harut Sassounian about Kirk Kirkorian’s Biography ::

Article by Harut Sassounian about Kirk Kirkorian’s Biography ::

Biography of Kirk Kerkorian Published :: Article by Harut Sassounian :: William Rempel, a veteran investigative reporter, recently wrote a comprehensive biography of industrialist and philanthropist Kirk Kerkorian published by Harper Collins. The book is titled The Gambler: How Penniless Dropout Kirk Kerkorian Became the Greatest Deal Maker in Capitalist History. The cover of Rempel’s […]

Ambassador Armen Sarkissian Elected President of Armenia ::

Ambassador Armen Sarkissian Elected President of Armenia ::

Dr Armen Sarkissian, Armenia’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Elected President of Armenia   ::  The Armenian Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to select Dr. Armen Sarkissian as the new president of Armenia, in a move that was widely anticipated given that since his nomination in January, he was endorsed by three out of the four […]

France’s President, Emmanuel Macron, Places Armenian Genocide Day (April 24) on Official French Calendar.

France’s President, Emmanuel Macron, Places Armenian Genocide Day (April 24) on Official French Calendar.

Armenian Genocide Day to be Commemorated Every Year by French Government ::  President Macron Promises to Re-Introduce Criminalisation of Denial of the Armenian Genocide ::  French President Emmanuel Macron fulfills his pledge to add April 24 in the French calendar as the day of commemoration of the Armenian Genocide victims. Macron’s decision was announced on […]

Holocaust Memorial Day Commemorated in the City of Derby

Derby City Council Commemorates Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 Mention Made of the Armenian Genocide   On January 25, 2018,  Holocaust Memorial Day was commemorated in Derby City by the Right Worshipful, the Mayor of the City of Derby, Councillor John Whitby. In his welcome statement, the Mayor spoke of the significance of the hour, and stressed […]

Armenia’s Ambassador to UK, Dr Armen Sarkissian Nominated for President of the Armenian Republic

Armenia’s Ambassador to UK, Dr Armen Sarkissian Nominated for President of the Armenian Republic

Republican Party of Armenia nominates  Ambassador Armen Sarkissian for President :: 19 Jan 2018  By Siranush Ghazanchyan :: The Republican Party of Armenia has nominated Armenia’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Dr. Armen Sarkissian as presidential candidate. The Party made the decision at the sitting of the Executive Body on Thursday. Today Armen Sarkissian had […]

UK is delighted that Armenia is strengthening ties with the EU Says Sir Alan Duncan, UK Minister of State for Europe

UK is delighted that Armenia is strengthening ties with the EU Says Sir Alan Duncan, UK Minister of State for Europe

  UK is delighted that Armenia is strengthening ties with the EU Says Sir Alan Duncan, UK Minister of State for Europe  UK Minister of State for Europe Sir Alan Duncan provided an op-ed to Mediamax on the eve of the EU Eastern Partnership Summit that opens in Brussels today. The op-ed says: “Today, Leaders […]

Cyprus President Proud of Armenian Community’s Contribution to the Political, Social and Economic Life of Cyprus

Cyprus President Proud of Armenian Community’s Contribution to the Political, Social and Economic Life of Cyprus

President of Cyprus proud of Armenian community’s contribution :: Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has expressed pride for the contribution of the Armenian community in the political, social, and economic life of the island, Cyprus Mail reported. Nicos Anastasiades recalled, during the event in honor of the Armenians of Cyprus that both nations have fallen victim […]

Vatican Issues Postage Stamp to Commemorate Pope’s Visit to Armenian Genocide Monument in Yerevan

Vatican Issues Postage Stamp to Commemorate Pope’s Visit to Armenian Genocide Monument in Yerevan

The Vatican’s commemorative stamp, designed by Daniela Longo, depicts the Pope in front of the Eternal Fire of Remembrance at Dzidzernagapert ::   Vatican Issues Postage Stamp to Commemorate Pope’s Visit to Armenian Genocide Monument at Dzidzernagapert, Armenia ::  The Vatican has issued stamps commemorating the pontifical visits made by Pope Francis in 2016, among them […]

Film THE OTHER SIDE OF HOME Shown in London

Film THE OTHER SIDE OF HOME Shown in London

::  Screening in London of The Other Side of Home   :: Film show and Q & A Session with the Director Nare Mkrtchyan :: A hugely successful evening   :: The glorious and historic Chelsea Old Town Hall was packed to capacity with almost 400 members of the community, together with some Turkish friends, […]

Cello Duet Composed by Adam Khudoyan to be Central Focus of  Cello Recital to be held in London.

Cello Duet Composed by Adam Khudoyan to be Central Focus of  Cello Recital to be held in London.

::   Cello Duet Composed by Adam Khudoyan to be Central Focus of  Cello Recital to be held in London    ::   The UK premiere of Adam Khudoyan’s cello duet will be played by Guy Johnston and young cellist, Willard Carter, in their Concert at St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden. The piece is 20 […]

Alan Duncan MP – U.K. Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs visits Armenia

Alan Duncan MP – U.K. Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs visits Armenia

  UK minister for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs, Alan Duncan MP visits Genocide memorial in Armenia “We condemned Armenian massacres 100 years ago” A delegation led by the United Kingdom Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Alan Duncan MP visited the Armenian Genocide memorial in Yerevan on Wednesday, 27th September. The guests laid […]

Kim Kardashian Slams Wall Street Journal with full-page ad in New York Times

Kim Kardashian Slams Wall Street Journal with full-page ad in New York Times

Kim Kardashian takes out full-page ad in New York Times to slam Wall Street Journal – Women in the World in Association with The New York Times  Kim Kardashian West, who is of Armenian descent, was so outraged when she saw a full-page ad denying the Armenian genocide, published in The Wall Street Journal in […]

Mr HAMPARTSOUM BOGHOSIAN PASSES AWAY

Mr HAMPARTSOUM BOGHOSIAN PASSES AWAY

On 23rd June, 2017, the death was announced of the British Armenian Community elder, Mr Hampartsoum Boghosian.   Mr Boghosian had been a highly respected and dedicated member of the community and had served in many committees, and in particular for many years as a member of the St Yeghiche ( previously known as St […]

Armenian atlas sold for $37,500 at an Auction in New York

  Armenian atlas sold for $37,500 at an Auction in New York Source: www.peopleofar.com   This beautiful atlas was created by Hovhannes Amira Dadian from the Armenian Mekhitarist monastery located on the Venetian island of San Lazzaro in 1849.  This is the first atlas in the Armenian language and boasts ten hand-colored double-page maps, including one […]

ZILDJIAN – The oldest family firm in the United States

Trade secrets of oldest family firm in US By Kim Gittleson BBC News, Massachusetts 7 June 2012;  From the section bbc.co.uk/news/business   Avedis Zildjian, who emigrated from Turkey to the US Nearly 400 years ago, in 1623, Avedis Zildjian founded a cymbal-manufacturing company in Istanbul. Now run by 14th generation family member Craigie Zildjian, along […]

Stephen Pound MP, British Member of Parliament Says UK Owes it to Armenians to recognise the Armenian Genocide.

Stephen Pound MP, British Member of Parliament Says UK Owes it to Armenians to recognise the Armenian Genocide.

Stephen Pound MP, British Member of Parliament Says UK Owes it to Armenians to recognise the Armenian Genocide. Mr Stephen Pound, Labour Member of Parliament for Ealing North is interviewed by Ms Nvard Chalikyan.   Watch the interview on YouTube by clicking the link. Mr Pound says UK owes it to Armenians to recognise the […]

Jewish Armenologist Michael Stone on Armenian culture and unique archaeological discoveries

Jewish Armenologist Michael Stone on Armenian culture and unique archaeological discoveries

Jewish Armenologist Michael Stone on Armenian Culture and Unique Archaeological Discoveries Author: Nvard Chalikyan ::  “When I was doing my PhD I started to learn Armenian. I [also] learned to have great affection for the Armenian people and its creativity. I liked it… I learned to value the music and art through my wife”, – […]

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