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#340368 Sos Vilage Artsakh

Posted by gamavor on 25 January 2017 - 09:53 AM

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#342970 ArmHiTec

Posted by gamavor on 29 March 2018 - 02:40 PM

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#342937 First “smart crossroad” in Yerevan

Posted by gamavor on 22 March 2018 - 12:46 PM


YEREVAN, MARCH 22, ARMENPRESS. The Traffic Police of Armenia continues taking measures to ensure smooth traffic. ARMENPRESS reports an innovation has been put into operation in one of the crossroads of Yerevan. The Traffic Police have installed an ultrasound sensor at the crossroad of Etchmiadzin highway and the road to the airport that calculates the traffic flow and regulate the crossroad, as a result of which congestions are avoided.
Those devices are a novelty not only in Armenia, but also in the region. The ultrasound sensors are produced in Armenia. Its only a few days the sensors are put into operation, but according to the Police Traffic, positive change is already evident.
The ultrasound sensors do not allow congestions on the crossroads. Within a few seconds the device calculates the number of vehicles and changes the colors of the traffic light.
This is the first smart crossroad in Armenia. The Traffic Police rule out any congestion here.
The Traffic Police are studying other crossroads to install the devices. Soon there will be more smart crossroads without congestions.

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#342144 WESTERN ARMENIA (Videos)

Posted by Arshak1946 on 26 October 2017 - 11:43 AM


4 Minutes of video about Western Armenia , I hope video interest you.


Best Regards

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#341989 Trekking in Armenia

Posted by gamavor on 05 October 2017 - 01:12 PM

American - Armenian guy trekking experience from South to North.
A little bit crazy in my view but commendable. I did something similar but not that extreme.

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#341986 Armenian-Produced Electric Car Debuts

Posted by onjig on 05 October 2017 - 10:13 AM

Armenian-Produced Electric Car Debuts at DigiTec Tech Expo in Yerevan


YEREVAN—An Armenian-made electric car debuted at the 13th annual DigiTec tech expo, which opened in Yerevan earlier today. The electric-powered, self-driving car, which was assembled in Armenia by National Instruments, was unveiled at the “Engineering City” pavilion of the three-day exhibition.




An Armenian-made electric car debuted at the 13th annual DigiTec tech expo (Photo: Mediamax)


“The whole world is working on [electric cars] and we should do the same in Armenia,” National Instruments’ Ruben Simonyan told Yerevan-based Itel.am. “We need to increase the number of electric cars and the percentage of self-driving or driver assistance systems. We’re exhibiting the electric car we assembled in Armenia. Essentially, it’s a continuation of our engineering culture. This isn’t a novelty. The first electric car was assembled in Armenia back in 1975. Now we should extend that culture,” said Simonyan.

The car is equipped with several driver-assist devices, such as radars, a camera, and laser equipment. Though the sensors and equipment were not produced in Armenia, National Instruments worked on the design and testing of the entire system.

“To make sure that the car will operate smoothly in different situations, you need to drive millions of kilometers. Producers used to do exactly that and some of them still do,” Simonyan explained. “But that requires too much time and expense, which affects the car’s price. Our testing doesn’t require driving millions of kilometers in specialized areas. We can simulate the same scenario for several times to make sure the system is working fine.”

A team of around 20 engineers and designers worked on designing and testing the car, collaborating with several foreign companies.

DigiTec is the largest technological exhibition of the region and runs Sep. 29-Oct. 1 at the Yerevan Expo Center.


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#341762 Irina Bokova the bolshevic slut

Posted by gamavor on 06 September 2017 - 08:10 AM

All these should not stop here. Armenian authorities through diplomatic channels as well as the UN should request thorough investigation, esp. with regards to Bokova end company.

For Christ sake, on top of everything she gave UNESCO's Mozart prize to Mehriban Alieva. The later I'm sure did not know how to hold a violin.
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#341733 Irina Bokova the bolshevic slut

Posted by gamavor on 05 September 2017 - 06:35 AM

Before being accused of using harsh language, I would like to explain my words. Irina Bokova is an offspring of Georgi Bokov - a prominent Bulgarian communist rumored that is responsible for the murder of a prominent Bulgarian intellectual and political figure Rajko Alexsiev after the communist takeover of the country. Since the data are very scares of what exactly happened, it is proved that her father was instrumental in the torture of Rajko Alexsiev before his death. Sons and daughters are not responsible for the deeds of their parents, but having been raised in communist Bulgaria and knowing pretty well the background of her surrounding and political elites at the time, she could not know that the foundation which sponsored the event in Paris promoting the "tolerance" of Azerbaijan where everything Armenian is simply banned, is named after Geidar Aliev - the father of the present president of Azerbaijan, and that the former, before becoming a president of Azerbaijan was the head of the KGB in USSR - the most humanistic organization ever! Is sounds like a joke but the truth is that a foundation named after a communist monster sponsors an event to promote the tolerance of Azerbaijan and the chief of UNESCO, Irina Bokova gladly accepts such sponsorship???

What a world we live in!
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#341407 silversmiths of Kayseri who created beautiful silver covers for Armeni

Posted by MosJan on 15 July 2017 - 11:29 AM

Learn about the Armenian silversmiths of Kayseri who created beautiful silver covers for Armenian manuscripts. Three of these covers are in the collection of the Morgan Library & Museum in New York.

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#340809 The World according to ancient Rome

Posted by gamavor on 11 April 2017 - 02:24 AM

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#340200 Բեխալաթ

Posted by Yervant1 on 03 January 2017 - 02:45 PM

I think, it means mistake or a flaw and the բեխալատ would be the opposite of flaw, I mean flawless. I'm just going with the sentence structure and the Arabic word Khalat means mistake or a flaw, maybe that's where the origin is.

I hope this helps.

I believe the babies flaw is not falling sleep. The last sentence which says that you have one flaw, you don't sleep and stay awake. 

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#339824 Autumn of my Homeland

Posted by onjig on 13 October 2016 - 11:57 AM

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#337201 Armenia develops water-saving innovative fertilizer

Posted by gamavor on 12 January 2016 - 10:44 AM


YEREVAN. A new fertilizer has been developed in Armenia, and to save water.

Director of Eco Technology company, Ashot Baghdasaryan, told Armenian News-NEWS.am that the granules of this fertilizer collect the water from the soil, and return it to the plant when and as needed.

And the granules of our fertilizer not only accumulate water, but also the useful nutrients, Baghdasaryan explained.

In addition, this fertilizer eliminates excess water, so that the roots of the plants do not decay.

As per the company manager, this fertilizer helps to increase crop yields by 40 to 60 percent.

Furthermore, this material biologically decomposes, and therefore it leaves no residues in the soil.

The fertilizer, which is called Aquasource, underwent several tests among volunteer farmers.

Also, it is tested with a number of international projects.

Ashot Baghdasaryan said Iran, Russia, the US, India, the United Arab Emirates, and even in distant South Africa and Namibia are interested in this new fertilizer.
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#337198 Do you trust Russia or the United States more and why?

Posted by Yervant1 on 11 January 2016 - 01:27 PM

The chances that Russia will help us to free Western Armenia is as much as the help that we will get from the rest of the world, which is zero. We should rely on ourselves only.

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Posted by Yervant1 on 19 December 2014 - 10:42 AM


The Harvell Gazette, MA
Dec 18 2014

Tom Vartabedian Haverhill Gazette

Hard to believe that I've waited until close to the last moment to
wish everyone a joyful Christmas.

It's only because I'm strapped for cash after going bonkers this year
and decided I'd use my best resources to get the word out.

Nothing easier and cheaper than to convey my intentions through
this Almanac column. It's okay. You don't have to reciprocate. I get
enough afterthoughts leading up to the New Year and beyond, if you
count Armenian Christmas on Jan. 6.

So let's begin by wishing my family the very best -- my wife, Nancy,
with whom I'll be celebrating our 50th anniversary on Feb. 19. I
chose that date because it was her birthday and I couldn't think of
a better time to exchange our vows.

Cheers go out to the other three favorite people in my life --
children Sonya, Ara and Raffi -- and the six grandchildren in our
lives. Get set for Disneyworld, guys. We've got a lot of celebrating
to do this February in the land of unbroken dreams.

Let's hit the newspaper crowd next -- editor Bill Cantwell, who
peruses my columns each week and makes them readable, along with
climbing cohorts Dave Dyer, Paul Tennant and Mike LaBella. I still
remember that time we got stranded on Mount Katahdin in Maine and
spent the night on a rock studying the stars. Turned out to be a
pretty decent Almanac, as I recall.

You'll find me three afternoons a week playing racquetball at
the Haverhill YMCA. Maybe George Yell will let me win a game this
Christmas. Welcome Clint "CJ" Clay. You're the next generation. I
marvel at the job Executive Director Tracy Fuller does in keeping
that facility intact. Kudos to you, too.

You'll also see me browsing up a storm at the library -- a true
resource for our community -- and all that it avails to me, whether
books, CDs or DVDs. I am proud to admit that both my sons secured
their Eagle Scout badges by doing community projects for the library.

Not a bad consideration for any good scout.

As the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide approaches in 2015,
the congregation at our Armenian Church at Hye Pointe is already at
work planning a milestone commemoration in the community. Watch for
details. While I'm at it, good luck to all those involved with the
church's building project in Ward Hill. It's been a long time in
the making.

Greetings and salutations go out to my doctor, Peter Rees, for keeping
me agile. He sets a fine example for health and fitness. And to my
cardiologist Salmon (Sonny) Ghiasuddin for saving me from expiration --
not once but twice. It's been 10 years since I've become "pipe free."

Same goes for Dr. Alan Gonick and his staff at Greenleaf. Be true to
your teeth -- otherwise they will become false. He makes a root canal
seem so tolerable. My sentiments also go out to Dr. Alvin Yadgood,
my oral surgeon at Northern Essex. I cannot say enough about implants.

I marvel at the work being done by cohorts Kathy Bresnahan and Rita
LaBella in organizing a myriad of activities at the Council on Aging.

There's no reason why any senior citizen in this city should be bored.

The guy behind it all is head honcho Vinny Ouellette, who seems to
have more arms than an octopus.

The ping-pong vibrations you may hear Monday nights come from West
Meadow Road, where some pretty hot table tennis activity is heard. Bob
Baillargeron and Malcolm Anderson are two fine players who don't act
their age. May their paddles always keep them young.

Special Christmas greetings go out to the sick and the infirmed of
this city, those who will spend the holiday in hospitals and nursing
homes. It's not the place you want to be. May you be joined by family
and friends.

Extended wishes are conveyed to the caregivers and medical support
staffers who must work this day to keep the health system mobilized
and in good hands. Santa applauds you.

Here's a greeting to all the police and firefighters who maintain
their constant vigil, holidays or not. And to all those who do not
celebrate Christmas. May some of you get caught up in the spirit,
whether you're a Christian or not.

For one brief day, bury all the bad news and put a moratorium on crime
and punishment. Let's finally end this terrible plight in the Middle
East and live in a world where peace and harmony work hand-in-hand.

Above all, let's put Christ back into Christmas and honor the day
for what it was intended.

If you're looking for the perfect last-minute gift, try this. Human
kindness costs nothing and goes the furthest.



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#301582 Repat Armenia

Posted by Nané on 28 January 2013 - 12:35 PM

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#299973 Man oh man does Armenia have a way with you!

Posted by man on 19 December 2012 - 03:24 AM

Post-Armenia Blues

Posted on December 15, 2012

Nathalie Kazandjian aka Nat K
(Canada, AVC ‘ 12)

The "Welcome Home Natty" poster along with friends and family were what greeted me as I made my way past the Arrival gates of the Montreal Trudeau Airport. In that instant, I felt pretty good about coming home. However, as the days went by, the post-Armenia blues violently kicked in as soon as I found myself doing the same old things I used to do. Suddenly, things that seemed so familiar felt foreign and strange. It was a whole new culture shock but it was real and unfortunately, there wasn’t much I could do about it. The problem was not coming home to friends and family. The problem itself was leaving Armenia. For the little bit that I was back, I couldn’t even look at my photos nor talk about it for fear of being overcome with even more heartbreak and anguish than I already felt. I missed everything and everyone that belonged to my life in Armenia.

Before I know it, I found myself longing for Armenia. I missed waking up every morning to hearing my host mother say “ Parev parev garmir arev siroon jan”. I missed walking down 58 district to catch the marshrutka, 100 drams in hand and giving my regular Parev to the locals. I missed walking home from work and being greeted by the cutest little munchkins from my neighborhood showering me with hugs and kisses. I missed finishing the night off with a nice cup of MacCoffee alongside my host sisters while watching Armenian soap operas. I missed staying up with Nvartig, my baby host sister, till late at night drawing, coloring, playing cards, checkers, chess and teaching her English. I missed going to Ponchig Monchig and ordering a ridiculous amount of food. I missed going to the khorovadz place near the OLA center and engaging into a 45 minute conversation with the cook each and every time. I missed getting a ridiculous amount of daily texts and reminders from Allegra. I missed joining my Armenian brothers and sisters over weekend excursions. I missed running in the SAS supermarket and yelling like a crazy person “where’s the Ttvaser ?” before boarding our marshrukta to head back home. As well, as Heeng dzap, Marshrukta 9, besties crew, whatever your face, tracking down wifi, Le Cafe and Sevan’s inspirational speeches among many other things.

The desire to connect to people and the joy of making the connection was life affirming. The physical intensity of the excursions was invigorating. The time walking alone, listening to my own footsteps, sitting in the marshrukta watching the sunset, gazing at the stars was refreshing. Most of all, I long for the way I felt when I was in the Motherland. I felt alive, free, inspired and grateful. Man oh man does Armenia have a way with you. Each and every day there was a goal and an accomplishment that could be measured in different ways: in kilometers, in hugs, in the number of times I laughed out loud.

Although I was only gone for two months and while nothing has changed at home, everything has changed within me. Living in Armenia, gave me a deep appreciation of my life – where I live, where I work, my family and my friends. It also made me appreciate things that we too often take for granted such as the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, weeping eyes, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

To travel to Armenia is to truly take a journey within yourself. When we leave the comfort of home and everything that we have grown to be accustomed to, we often live more simply, with no more possessions than we can carry. We tend to surrender ourselves by becoming much more accepting to the twists, turns and little surprises that life has to offer. I came to Armenia searching for answers. Instead, I left in search of better questions. Sometimes, the unexpected is just what is needed to put life into perspective.

So here I am, back to my same old routine of stop and go, impatiently waiting to graduate just to start a new adventure. All the while feeling nostalgic about my time in Armenia which can feel heavier than the far too many pounds gained abroad.

When I think about it, perhaps the post-Armenia blues is something you can never truly let go of. For it that where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.

To sign off, I simply cannot say goodbye to those whom I have grown to love, for the memories we have made will last a lifetime and never a goodbye. None of this would have been possible without Birthright Armenia & Armenian Volunteer Corps. For those of you who are thinking of joining the program, I encourage you to take a leap and go for it. Armenia 2012 always in my heart.
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#332758 Do you trust Russia or the United States more and why?

Posted by Yervant1 on 15 June 2015 - 03:09 PM

When countries think of their own interests only, trust is not factored at all. They will do what is best for them, therefore when our and their interest coincides then they will make it look as if they care for us. Either you are with us or against us mentality from both sides will not stop, what is left is we need to tell everybody that we are on our side. In order to be successful, first our government needs to be on Armenia's side and not on their pocket's side. This will happen only through grass roots change when the youth will take over and remove the corruption cancer from the society once and for all, then there will be hope for the country.

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#330379 Armenian 'soup' has the ingredients to unite nations

Posted by Yervant1 on 16 March 2015 - 09:12 AM

The Times Educational Supplement, UK
March 13, 2015

Armenian 'soup' has the ingredients to unite nations

by: William Stewart

£83 million international school aims to promote world peace

Nestled between snow-covered mountains at the bottom of a steep,
forested valley, Dilijan is blessed with an undeniably beautiful

But just as apparent in the Armenian town is poverty. Austere
Communist-era blocks of flats are interspersed with ramshackle houses,
exposed gas pipes and battered old Soviet cars.

In the past two years, an island of wealth and investment has sprung
up in this unlikely location, in the form of a gleaming new $125
million (£83 million) school under the headship of John Puddefoot,
former deputy head of Eton College.

Few locals will attend this state-of-the-art campus. It has been
funded by the near-billion-dollar fortune of Ruben Vardanian, a
banking tycoon turned philanthropist, partly because the Moscow-based
Armenian wanted somewhere to send his two youngest children.

But their future schoolmates are unlikely to share such affluent
backgrounds. Some will come from the poorest countries in the world,
from families who cannot afford to give them pocket money, let alone
pay school fees.

This is not the straightforward story of a boarding school designed to
get rich kids into top universities.

This is the latest United World College (UWC), part of a global
educational movement founded in South Wales more than half a century
ago, with the lofty goal of promoting world peace.

Its roots go back to Atlantic College, an independent sixth-form
boarding college on the Glamorgan coast, opened in 1962 by Kurt Hahn.
Amid growing cold war tension, the German educationalist wanted to use
education as a way of uniting the world.

Out of Atlantic College grew both the International Baccalaureate and
a string of affiliated schools on five different continents, all based
on Hahn's principles.

He believed that by schooling children from opposing countries
together, they would go on to promote peace.

At the new school in Dilijan, which opened last autumn and is the 14th
UWC, you can see those principles in action among the first students,
who come from 48 different countries.

TES visited the day after heavy fighting resumed in Ukraine between
government forces and Russian-backed rebels.

As the students gathered for a group discussion on the purpose of
education, one of their teachers quietly pointed out that two students
from the warring countries had sat down next to each other.

And alongside them were an Armenian and a Turk - students who grew up
on opposite sides of the divide created by the 1915 Armenian genocide;
an atrocity that still creates tensions a hundred years later.

The seating arrangements were not contrived, they were just friends
who wanted to sit together. And that is exactly how a UWC is supposed
to work. Asked how the school - which also has students from Gaza,
Israel, Iran, Syria and Lebanon - copes when trouble flares up in such
areas, headteacher Mr Puddefoot said: "If people live together they
have to get on.

"It is more subtle than saying, 'Let's have a seminar on conflict
resolution.' We don't do that. We have found that the students
themselves generate the conversation that is required.

"We simply show people that, even though they are from nations at
loggerheads on a political level, they are human beings just like
anybody else."

Mr Puddefoot added: "They don't just bring political differences. They
also bring religious, cultural and socioeconomic differences. So it is
an absolute soup of different perspectives, which we need to manage

The soup is very carefully concocted. Each UWC decides the exact
international balance of students it wants, and then turns to the UWC
national committees in 147 countries to recruit and select them.

Admission is designed to be needs-blind: 63 of Dilijan's initial 96
students are on 100 per cent scholarships; most of the rest will have
at least half their fees paid.

But to be admitted, the teenagers - who will have no choice over which
UWC they are sent to - must be able to speak English, or be able pick
it up quickly.

They need to be able to thrive in a strange country and have, as Mr
Puddefoot puts it, "some sense of wanting the world to be a better

That comes over powerfully from the school's idealistic and articulate students.

"This college is making me a better human being," said Jady Sampaio de
Araujo, a 17-year-old from Brazil. "Now when I hear about the Ukraine
it has a name and a face. I know people, so when I hear about the
conflict it touches my heart."

Co-founder and chair of governors Veronika Zonabend, the wife of Mr
Vardanian, was originally inspired to create a utopian school after
hearing a speech by Liverpudlian educationalist Sir Ken Robinson.

"He said, 'Education is the key for the future, but the key is turned
in the wrong direction'," Ms Zonabend recalled. "I agree that
education doesn't need reforming. It needs a completely new approach."

The couple felt that Armenia offered more potential for this than more
developed countries, and set out to open a genuinely international
school - a perfect fit, they quickly realised, with the UWC movement.

No expense has been spared in turning their vision into reality.
Boarding houses look like Swiss chalets, built with local materials to
traditional Armenian designs.

The school itself - with roofs sculpted to merge with the valley floor
- feels like an extremely high-end academy, complete with a very
expensive-looking swimming pool.

One student described the campus as "over-fancy", and was concerned
about how that would make local people feel.

But the foundation set up by the couple behind the school is also
investing in the rest of Dilijan. It has already created more than 100
new jobs and is ensuring that the school remains active in the local

Ms Zonabend is unapologetic about the college's intake. "We are not an
Armenian school," she said. "We are an international school in
Armenia. I do not believe in double standards and the fact that I
built this school for my kids is proof that I really believe in it."

Her staff believe in it, too. "It is very different from a girls'
independent school in Surrey," said deputy head Sally Norris, who
came, via Atlantic College, from just such a school. "There is no
shared culture and assumptions, so people have to listen to each

"Everyone looks at things through a lens and here you learn what your
own lens is."


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Posted by Yervant1 on 11 September 2014 - 09:49 AM


September 10, 2014

One of the Armenian self-defence detachments from Havrezk

Armenians from the Iraqi Kuridish village of Havrezk have swapped
their farmer's garb for military uniforms and armed themselves for
self-defence reports the Lebanese news station LBC.

They are currently patrolling the village's surrounding areas for
any potential threats from "ISIS" or other groups.

The village's leader meets with the men protecting the village every
night to help support them in their efforts. While the village is
currently safe, they want to be ready in case of an attack.

Havrezk is located 70km away from Mosul, which is currently under
ISIS control.

Levon Shaghoyan, one of the leaders of Vaspouragan (Western Armenia),
founded Havrezk in the 1920s. In the 70s, during the military
operations between Iraqi and Kurdish forces, most of the Armenians
fled the region. The village was reinstated in 2005 through the
efforts of Sarkis Aghajan, a member of the Kurdish Democratic Party.

In 2005, with the help of the Kurdish regime, 115 homes were built
and Armenians from Baghdad, Basra and Mosul relocated and currently,
90 Armenian families reside in the village.

In Iraq, the number of Armenians was close to 25,000, however due to
the ongoing conflicts and security issues in the region, that number
has decreased.

To watch the news report clip, click here:



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