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Largest Exhibit of Armenian Artifacts to Open at Louvre

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Armenian President Robert Kocharian, who will be in Paris for a four-day visit beginning Saturday, will preside over the inauguration of the largest exhibition of Armenian religious artifacts outside of Armenia to open at the world renowned Louvre museum in Paris. Vigen Sargsian, coordinator of the events organized within the framework of the Year

MUSIC Mosaic: A Celebration of Sound

It was with great anticipation that over 1,000 audience members braved the chilly weather on January 14 to experience Mosaic: a Celebration of Sound at the Alex Theater in Glendale, California. Presented by the Hamazkayin cultural organization, Mosaic highlighted talent from around the country and was hosted by Voki Kalfayan and Lory Tatoulian. Dressed as

Thousands Turn Out for Dink Memorial in Yerevan

YEREVAN (Yerkir)–Thousands turned out for a memorial rally Tuesday in Yerevan’s Freedom Square to commemorate the killing of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink on Friday The rally was organized by Yerevan City Council with the assistance of political and non-governmental organizations. Members of Armenian National Assembly, as well as Deputy Foreign Minister Gegham Gharibjanian, the US

ARF Anniversary Exhibits Begin in Yerevan, Bulgaria

YEREVAN (Yerkir)–The Armenian Youth Federation of Armenia Wednesday unveiled an exhibition of photographs dedicated to the 116th anniversary of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation at the Moscow Theater in Yerevan. A similar exhibit opened in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The organizers said the purpose of the exhibit was a photographic journey of ARF’s activities in Armenian, Karabakh and

ARF Founders’ Descendants Attend ARF Album-Atlas Presentation

ENCINO–Twenty years ago, when Hagop and Knar Manjikian began researching what eventually became the biographies of more than 320 Armenian freedom fighters from 1890 to 1914, little did they know that the large book they prepared, the Houshamatyan Album-Atlas of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation, Volume I, would unearth lost relatives and reunite descendants with the

Review Essay: Phillips’ Book on Track Two Diplomacy

Unsilencing the Past: Track Two Diplomacy and Turkish-Armenian Reconciliation by David L. Phillips By Charles Garo Ashjian–JD–PhD This is a book about third party mediation (ie–Track Two Diplomacy) in a world filled with "intractable conflicts that confound traditional diplomacy." Whereas–according to Phillips–the State Department "inculcates a risk-averse culture that discourages initiative and stifles creativity;" (see