Garen Yegparian

Oversized Water Pistols, Undersized Brains

The last week’s developments can almost be described as bizarre. Over something as simple and basic as electricity rates (or tariffs as they’re being referred to in what I assume is a more Euro-English parlance) in the Republic of Armenia, a major street mobilization has erupted!

Harut Sassounian

Young Activists Electrify Armenia: Lessons Learned…

When a group of young Armenians spontaneously gathered in Yerevan’s Liberty Square 10 days ago to challenge the planned increase of electricity rates, no one expected their protest to reverberate around the world.

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The Architect in a Box

There was nothing but sand here. Now, a picture-perfect 21st century metropolis stands tall with pride.


Margarita Gasparyan, representing Russia, competed in Wimbledon for the first time this year

Armenian Competes In Wimbledon

20-yr old Margarita Gasparyan bows out in the first round at Wimbledon. To her luck, she drew the current number one in Women’s Tennis, Serena Williams.



A Syrian-Armenian girl, just one of thousands now living in Armenia (Eric Grigorian/Polaris)

#RootsForRefugees Campaign Reaches 68% Funding Goal

The Armenian Redwood Project (ARP), an innovative, non-profit social enterprise alliance that intends to improve the lives and well-being of the thousands of Syrian refugees impacted by the ravaging war in Syria, is excited to announce that its #RootsForRefugees crowdfunding campaign on received a major gift from the San Francisco-Bay Area Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee, moving the campaign needle to $20,411 in funds raised, which is 68% of the campaign goal of $30,000.