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A Roman Temple and a Church in a Rock

Our visit to Garni and Geghard today marked the first time we truly got a glimpse of this country’s natural beauty. The road up to Garni was windy and kind of bumpy, but the views of the Ararat valley were incredible. Once we got to Garni, we got to walk inside the temple which was built before Christ during Armenia’s pagan years. I had only read about things this old in textbooks, but today I got to sit on the steps of one and take a picture with it. By far the best thing about the temple is that it sits at the edge of a steep canyon with the Garni River winding through it. The view from up here is truly breathtaking and to just stand there and feel the wind on your face and soak in the view was amazing.

Karabakh Independence Deserves International Recognition, Says Sahakian

YEREVAN (ArmRadio)-Nagorno-Karabakh President Bako Sahakian said that the international community should recognize his republic as an independent state. “I think not only experts but simply people familiar with the Karabakh confirm can unanimously confirm that the Nagorno Karabakh Republic was proclaimed on the basis of all international norms and principles,” said Sahakian. This comment by

Armenian Bloggers Call for Nalbandian’s Resignation

The release last week of an announcement by the presidents of US, France and Russia on the Madrid principles guiding the Karabakh peace talks has created an uproar in the Armenian blogosphere, with bloggers united in calling on President Serzh Sarkisian to immediately relieve Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandian from his duties.

Pan-Armenian Summit Says Karabakh Independence Non-Negotiable, Demands Yerevan Break Off Turkey Negotiations

A two-day Pan-Armenian conference in Stepanakert, organized by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation, concluded on Saturday with a firm resolution demanding Yerevan make immediate and drastic corrections to its flawed approach to both the Nagorno-Karabakh peace talks and the ongoing negotiations to normalize relations with Turkey.