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US Invites Aliyev for First Official Visit to US

BAKU (Reuter)–The United States has invited Azeri President Gaidar Aliyev to make the first official visit since the former Soviet republic gained independence in 1991–officials from both countries said Monday. An Azeri presidential spokesman’said Aliyev’s visit was likely take place in July or August. US Embassy spokesman Richard Brown confirmed the invitation. The invitation comes

40 Percent of Yerevan Population Does Not Read Newspapers

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The Research & Analysis Center Logos of the Armenian government’s Information and Book-Publishing Department held a public opinion poll in Yerevan from April 22 to 28–in order to learn how public opinion is formed among residents of Yerevan and study the factors influencing views among population–such as mass media–and the distinctive features of

Yerevan Chamber Orchestra Premiers

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–"We can fly high and shortly bring the orchestra onto an international level," manager and principal conductor of the newly-created chamber music orchestra of Armenia Aram Gharabegian said at a news conference last week. The new Orchestra performed its first concert at the Yerevan Philharmonic Hall Saturday. The program included works by such

Supreme Court Rejects Loris Tchknavorian?s Grievance

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Armenia’s Supreme Court having considered a grievance lodged by the Manager of the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra Loris Tchknavorian ruled not to alter a decision by the Spandarian Public Court–reinstating all five musicians fired from the orchestra on orders of Tchknavorian. Despite the Court’s verdict–musicians still have strong doubts that Tchknavorian will allow them

ACF Trust Fund Chairman Presents Annual Report

BEVERLY HILLS–The chairman of the Armenian Cultural Foundation Trust Fund Neshan Peroomian reported on the Fund’s annual activities during a banquet reception last Saturday at the Beverly Hills Hotel–where more that $300,000 was raised for the ACF Trust Fund. Long-time ACF benfactors Mr. & Mrs. Richard and Tina Carolan made a generous donation of $200,000

Karekin I to Take Part in Religious Conference

VIENNA (Reuter)–His Holiness Karekin I–Catholicos of All Armenia’s will be among religious leaders participating in an upcoming meeting initiated by Pope John Paul and two heads of Christian Orthodox churches. The historic meeting next month is being billed by Austrian media as the first of its type since the Great Schism split Christendom in 1054.

POWs Discuss Azeri Treatment

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The Armenian fund "Against Violation of Law," arranged a press conference Wednesday which included the recently released Armenian prisoners of war and hostages. Sergey Hovakimian–who was taken prisoner with his nephew seven months ago and released on April 19–and Arvid Mangasarian–a soldier from the Berdadzor self-defense group who spent five years in custody

Genocide Photo Exhibit Moves to State Capitol

LOS ANGELES–A delegation comprised of representative from the Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region and the Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church traveled to Sacramento Monday to participate in the opening ceremony reception of the Armenian Genocide Photo Exhibit–which is being shown in the Rotunda of the State Capitol Building. The Exhibit–which was unveiled

ADL Western Region Rights A Wrong

The Armenian Democratic League (Ramgavar party) Western Regional Executive issued an announcement in its official publication Nor Or on Wednesday–April 30–regarding recent advertisemen’s in some local Armenian newspapers for the commemoration of the Armenian Genocide–obviously referring to an event which took place in the evening of April 24 organized by the so-called ."United Body for

Eastern Prelacy Issues Communique on Aram I Visit

NEW YORK–The Eastern Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of North America released a communique regarding the planned pontifical visit of His Holiness Aram I to Eastern US and Canada–and various issues concerning the visit. Below is the full text of the communique. His Holiness Aram I–Catholicos of the See of Cilicia and Moderator of

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