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Planting the Seeds of a Brighter Future: Gomk’s Female Agricultural Co-Op

Planting the Seeds of a Brighter Future: Gomk’s Female Agricultural Co-Op

On Jan. 1, a new law on “Social Assistance to Border Communities” went into effect in Armenia. The measure provides partial subsidies for natural gas, electricity, and irrigation expenses to those living in Armenia’s dangerous border regions, which constantly face attacks from Azeri military forces.

January 23rd, 2015

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Artsakh Authorities Discuss Genocide Centennial

Artsakh Authorities Discuss Genocide Centennial

On Thursday, Artsakh’s President Bako Sahakian called to order a special consultation dedicated to preparations for the remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide this year.

January 22nd, 2015

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Opposition Members of Parliament Question Prosecutor General over Permyakov

Opposition Members of Parliament Question Prosecutor General over Permyakov

Armenia’s Prosecutor General Gevorg Kostanyan on Thursday avoided answering a question about whether there is a criminal case in connection with Valery Permyakov’s attempt to illegally cross the state border of Armenia into Turkey.

January 22nd, 2015

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EU Commissioner Revisits Armenian Association Agreement

EU Commissioner Revisits Armenian Association Agreement

The EU s Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement, Johannes Hahn, has opened up the possibility of the European Union and Armenia signing an association agreement without its free-trade component.

January 21st, 2015

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EU Commits 25 Million Euros to Agriculture Development in Armenia

EU Commits 25 Million Euros to Agriculture Development in Armenia

On Jan. 23, the European Union Delegation to Armenia and the Austrian Development Agency will jointly hold a ceremony to launch the European Neighborhood Program for Rural Development Armenian (ENPARD Armenia).

January 21st, 2015

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Thousands Attend 6-Month-Old’s Burial as Suspect Pleads Guilty

Thousands Attend 6-Month-Old’s Burial as Suspect Pleads Guilty

Thousands of Gyumri residents turned out for the funeral of six-month-old Serozhya Avetisyan the only surviving member of a family gunned down last week by a Russian soldier, who died Monday after enduring life-saving operations and intensive medical care.

January 21st, 2015

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Two Karabakh Soldiers Killed by Azerbaijani Forces

Two Karabakh Soldiers Killed by Azerbaijani Forces

Azerbaijani forces on Wednesday killed two Karabakh soldiers in clashes along the Artsakh-Azerbaijan border as military escalation continued along what is called the Line of Contact.

January 21st, 2015

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ARF Calls for Investigation of Gyumri Tragedy Under Armenian Law

ARF Calls for Investigation of Gyumri Tragedy Under Armenian Law

The Armenian Revolutionary Federation Supreme Council of Armenia issued a statement regarding the ongoing investigation into the tragic murder of a Gyumri family by a Russian soldier, who deserted his post and went on a killing spree last week.

January 20th, 2015

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Nalbandian Decries Turkey’s Plan to Mark Gallipoli Centennial on April 24

Nalbandian Decries Turkey’s Plan to Mark Gallipoli Centennial on April 24

Turkey’s decision to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli on April 24, the day Armenians mark the beginning of the Armenian Genocide, “cannot be conceived by anyone as a proper step,” Armenia’s Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandain told a press conference on Monday, following an Armenia-EU Cooperation Council meeting in Brussels.

January 20th, 2015

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Russian Soldier to Be Tried in Armenia, but by Russian Court

Russian Soldier to Be Tried in Armenia, but by Russian Court

Russia says a soldier accused of killing seven members of a single family in Armenia will be tried on Armenian soil, but media reports say the trial will be conducted by a Russian military court, RFE/RL’s Armenian service (Azatutyun.am) reports.

January 20th, 2015

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The Gyumri Killings: Beyond the Legal Arguments

The Gyumri Killings: Beyond the Legal Arguments

More than a week since the Gyumri killings, the city and Armenia at large are still struggling to come to terms with the heinous crime that wiped out an entire family. As the massacre’s youngest victim, six-month-old Seryozha Avetisyan succumbed to his injuries on Monday, many questions remain unanswered; chief among them – what happens to the culprit?

January 20th, 2015

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Artsakh Lawmakers Condemn Baku Pogroms

Artsakh Lawmakers Condemn Baku Pogroms

In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Armenian pogroms in Baku, the National Assembly of Artsakh has issued an address condemning the tragedy.

January 20th, 2015

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6-Month-Old Gyumri Killing Spree Survivor Dies

6-Month-Old Gyumri Killing Spree Survivor Dies

GYUMRI, Armenia (Combined Sources)–The lone survivor from a family who was brutally murdered by a Russian soldier who deserted his post and went on a killing spree has died, according to Armenia’s health ministry.
Six-month-old Seryozha Avetisyan, who was stabbed and received emergency treatment died Monday.
Armenia’s health ministry reported that local and international specialists worked [...]

January 19th, 2015

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ARF World Congress Kicks Off in Armenia

ARF World Congress Kicks Off in Armenia

The 39th World Congress of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation kicked off in Armenia on Friday, with the participation of delegates from all ARF regions, as well as party members who have been invited to the meeting.

January 16th, 2015

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