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Armenian Youth to Revitalize Streets of Hollywood in 6th Annual Little Armenia Beautification Project

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian Youth Federation is gearing up for its sixth annual Little Armenia Beautification Project when hundreds of volunteers are expected to mobilize in an effort to comb the streets of Hollywood, to clean up and beautify the Little Armenia region of Los Angeles. The cleanup will take place on Sunday, March 29. The

The State of the Diaspora

Once again, in collaboration with the Armenian Youth Federation, we are previewing the organization’s quarterly publication, Haytoug, by featuring some articles from the upcoming Spring issue. Haytoug is a magazine published by Ayf members and addresses issues of importance to Armenia’s from the keep perspective of our community’s youth. The spring 2009 issue can be

Understanding History in Order to Change It:The Soviet Legacy in Today’s Armenia

Can you imagine trying to understand the depopulation of Nakhichevan or Kharabakh’s struggle for self-determination without considering the impact of Stalin’s decision to carve up these regions from Armenia in 1921? Better yet, can you imagine trying to understand the present state of Armenian-Turkish relations without looking at the facts of the Armenian Genocide? Although

Turkish Turbulence

If you were to believe what’s been emanating from Turkey’s well-honed propaganda machine, you’d be convinced that the government of the Republic of Armenia (RoA) is ready to give away the farm (literally, in terms of Western Armenia) to the denialist successors of Talaat. While there’s no denying that where’s there’s smoke, there’s fire, the

$100,000 Raised at ACNIS 15th Anniversary

LOS ANGELES–A wide cross-section of supporters, from college students and businessmen to judges and clergymen, celebrated the 15th anniversary of the Armenian Center for National and International Studies (ACNIS)–Armenia’s first independent research and strategic studies institute–on Sunday afternoon, October 26, 2008. ACNIS founder and current member of Armenia’s Parliament, Raffi K. Hovannisian, was in Los

Armenia’s Economy Minister Visits California for Conference on ‘Doing Business with Armenia’

LOS ANGELES–An international conference on “Doing Business with Armenia”, organized by the Consulate General of the Republic of Armenia and the Armenian American Chamber of Commerce was held between September 16-19, at the World Trade Center, Long Beach, California. Co-partners of the event were the US Department of Commerce and the Armenian Development Agency. Armenia’s

Armenian Parliament Elects New Speaker

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–The National Assembly elected Hovik Abrahamian, a key member of Armenia’s leadership, as its new speaker on Monday, in a move engineered by President Serzh Sarkisian and his Republican Party months ago. Abrahamian’s election became a foregone conclusion early this month when the Republican Party governing body headed by Sarkisian officially confirmed its decision

Another Contest for a New Anthem

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–A new contest will be announced to come up with a new national anthem, announced Armenia’s Culture Minister Hasmig Boghosian during discussion between the cabinet and the National Assembly Wednesday. Last year, a similar contest was held causing much controversy and at the end, due to a lack of quality entries, a presidential decision