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EDITORIAL: When Armenia Turned 21

EDITORIAL: When Armenia Turned 21

Armenia turned 21 in 2012. By American standards, turning 21 is a milestone that signifies adulthood. It is at 21 that we shed our adolescence and take stock of our future.

December 28th, 2012

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Prelate’s New Year And Christmas Message

Prelate’s New Year And Christmas Message

As we prepare to put yet another year behind us and welcome the dawn of a New Year and rejoice in the Glorious Nativity and Theophany of our Lord Jesus Christ, we reflect on that first Christmas and the timeless and inspirational messages it brings of love, hope, faithfulness, and family

December 28th, 2012

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Circumstance, Choice & Change: The Story of Gyumri and the AYF Youth Corps Program

Circumstance, Choice & Change: The Story of Gyumri and the AYF Youth Corps Program

We often don’t realize that as humans, we don’t always inherit the best of worlds. Born without choice, we are thrown into consciousness; into a reality we had no part in shaping. As we travel through life, our surroundings, the people in our lives and the societies in which we live all etch their imprint into our very being, shaping our lives and the people we are to become.

December 28th, 2012

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21 Years of Independence: A Few Lessons On Nation Building 101

21 Years of Independence: A Few Lessons On Nation Building 101

Asbarez sat down with Alex Sardar, the organization’s outgoing country director for more than eight years to find out what he and his team have learned in Armenia, and why we should consider those lessons compelling.

December 28th, 2012

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This Summer at TUMO Center

This Summer at TUMO Center

Upon graduating from college this last year, I decided to spend my first 3 months out of school, living in Armenia. My experience in June began with meeting as many new faces as I could, and taking lots of photos in a number of remote locations around the country.

December 28th, 2012

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Ameria Group Expands Its Offices In Los Angeles

Ameria Group Expands Its Offices In Los Angeles

Armenia’s premier business advisory services provider, Ameria Group, is expanding its offices in Los Angeles after one year of operations in the United States of America.

December 28th, 2012

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Experiencing Traditional Holidays in Armenia

Experiencing Traditional Holidays in Armenia

Am I lucky or what? Last year while I was doing a research online for a column about the “Water Feast,” an old Armenian tradition of dousing each other with water, I found pictures taken in Yerevan showing kids throwing buckets of water. I wished that one day I could be there in person, watching those kids in action and taking my own pictures.

December 28th, 2012

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The Balkanization of Armenian Theater

The Balkanization of Armenian Theater

After two dismal years, Armenian theater in Los Angeles managed an uptick in both the quantity and quality of productions that graced area stages in 2012.

December 28th, 2012

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Monument and Society: Tigranakert of Artsakh

Monument and Society: Tigranakert of Artsakh

The Hellenistic city of Tigranakert is located in the internationally unrecognized republic of Nagorno Karabakh (old Armenian name of which is Artsakh), which has proclaimed its independence at the beginning of the 90s of the last century after the Armenian-Azerbaijani war.

December 28th, 2012

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‘Ravished Armenia’: A Profile of Aurora Mardiganian

‘Ravished Armenia’: A Profile of Aurora Mardiganian

Aurora Mardiganian was a wonderful person and a family friend. She was a closer friend of my aunt Serarpi. Aunt Serarpi was like a second mother to me, and I would often pass through my aunt’s apartment on my way into the street, I would stop to see my aunt to say hello.

December 28th, 2012

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Surgeons Changing Lives in Artsakh

Surgeons Changing Lives in Artsakh

In September, surgeons Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian and Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian began a one-week joint surgical humanitarian mission at the Central Republican Hospital in Stepanakert, Nagorno Karabakh Republic.

December 28th, 2012

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The Point of Rebellion

The Point of Rebellion

The Christmas tree in our capital city’s Republic Square is lit, holiday decorations are up, traffic is congested, people are buying presents, mothers are frantically preparing traditional dishes for their holiday table and children are looking forward to presents and their winter break from school.

December 24th, 2012

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Turning Poison into Medicine: My Journey as Producer of ‘Three Apples Fell from Heaven’

Turning Poison into Medicine: My Journey as Producer of ‘Three Apples Fell from Heaven’

I love to walk. I can walk for hours and hours in New York City, my current home. My great-grandmother Lucine loved to walk. In the mid- to late-1950′s, she would walk for miles and miles through Aleppo and into the outskirts with my toddler father on her shoulders.

December 20th, 2012

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New Documentary Explores Tumultuous Relationship of ‘The Forty Days of Musa Dagh’ and Hollywood

New Documentary Explores Tumultuous Relationship of ‘The Forty Days of Musa Dagh’ and Hollywood

Franz Werfel’s 1933 novel, The Forty Days of Musa Dagh, portrayed one small Armenian community’s efforts to resist deportation and massacre during the genocide.

December 20th, 2012

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