On Tuesday, April 23, the Montebello Armenian community gathered at the Martyrs Monument for the traditional candlelight vigil and commemoration. Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region Co-chairwoman Nora Hovsepian delivered remarks
The February 18 presidential elections this year coincided with an important milestone for the Armenian nation. Twenty five years earlier, almost to the day, hundreds of thousands Armenians took to the streets in Yerevan and Stepanakert to demand the reunification of Artsakh with Armenia and set in motion a series of events that can be attributed to the ultimate collapse of the Soviet Union and the emergence of our modern-day Republic of Armenia.
As Members of Congress and Armenian Americans were celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Artsakh’s freedom and democracy movement on Capitol Hill last week, Representatives Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Steve Cohen (D-TN), the co-chairs of Congressional Azerbaijan Caucus, launched a preemptive campaign against Congressional efforts at extending recognition to the independent Republic of Artsakh.