Armenia’s Ministry of Culture has informed Hetq that the Bgavor Church in Armenia’s northern Lori Province will undergo reinforcement and partial restoration work starting next year.
Agob Hendyan came to Armenia from the Syrian town of Al-Hasakah four years ago, when the civil war there hadn’t yet started. He was learning computer design at Damascus University but, upon his fourth year, decided to continue his studies at Yerevan’s State Engineering University.
Mayravank (Mother Monastery) is an early Armenian Christian religious complex situated an arduous two mile trek from the village of Solak in Armenia’s Kotayk Province.
Referring to the recent shooting in the town of Goris, RA Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan told reporters yesterday during a trip to the Armenian border region of Tavoush that there was no “culture of impunity” in the country.
Artsakh war veterans took their protest for better living conditions to the Government Building today in Yerevan. The vets have been staging a round the clock sit-down demo in Freedom Square since June 4.
The 123rd meeting of the Standing Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) got underway today in Yerevan under the Armenian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers.
When asked by reporters why President Obama didn’t use the word “genocide” in his April 24th speech, U.S. Ambassador John Heffern stated that the U.S. leader used words that would “assist the reconciliation process” between Armenia and Turkey.
Garegin Baghramyan, who heads the Rates Policy Unit of the Public Services Regulatory Commission, today announced that electricity prices would rise some 27% (7-8 AMD per 1 kilowatt hour), adding that he couldn't say when the rise would take effect.
Lousineh Hovhannisyan, who works for the National Center for Technical Safety attached to the Ministry of Emergency Situations, told reporters today that none of the 126 amusement rides now operating in Armenia have failed their inspections.
Even though 23 year-old Erik Davtyan has voted in four elections at the same polling station, no one has ever thought of installing a temporary accessibility ramp for the physically impaired on Election Day.
“It is apparent to all that the Republican Party is involved in voter fraud and a sponsor of corruption. Thus, when the opposition recognizes the right of such a political force to enter the election they have already lost,” said Ghoukasyan.
Commander Shahen Meghryan and 7 “Yeghnik” partisans killed when their helicopter is hit over Gyulistan
Shakaryan argued that even though Turkey pulled out under pressure from Baku, it was positive overall because the flights would have been used to bolster the Turkish side on the eve of April 24.
Raffi Hovannisian just declared to the crowds at Freedom Square that they were headed to the Presidential Palace at 26 Baghramyan Avenue.
As Serzh Sargsyan was taking the oath of office, with the blessing of Catholicos Garegin II, Raffi Hovannisian was demanding that the two come down to Liberty Square later on and apologize to the people.
The leader of the Heritage Party declared that in Freedom Square, as opposed to the official inauguration at the Garen Demirchyan Sports-Concert Complex, there are no lies, no deceit, no 30 pieces of silver and no blasphemous oaths taken on the Holy Bible.
In response to a Hetq inquiry as to whether the RA Ministry of Culture has inspected the 13th century Saint Marineh Church in Ashtarak and evaluated it architectural soundness, the ministry says that the edifice was returned to the Holy See of Etchmiadzin and that it is responsible to implement any necessary repairs.
Years ago an archaeologist friend of Vahe Tachjian, a Lebanese-Armenian historian now residing in Germany, traveled to Sis on a work project. Like many other foreign visitors, he stayed at Yaverin Konağı (Yaver House), the town’s only boutique hotel and restaurant.
The Tziranavor Church (5th-6th centuries) in the vicinity of the town of Ashtarak isn’t included in the list of cultural monuments to be restored by the Armenian government.
Director Arshak Zakaryan, who came up with the idea to stage a “million man march” in Yerevan on April 8, told reporters today that if the Yerevan Municipality didn’t grant a march permit the people would take to the streets anyway.
27 year-old Yelena Khachatryan holds the European Championship in the sport known as Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Passengers riding the #10 trolleybus in Yerevan have long gotten used to the fact that a woman might be behind the wheel.
“We will only register a victory when we have been able to force the regime into confessing the violations they have committed and when the government declares the official elections results as invalid,” he told the crowds.
Thousands have gathered at Yerevan’s Freedom Square in support of Raffi Hovannisian, the candidate who says he and not Serzh Sargsyan, was victorious in the February 18 presidential election.
Top-ranking members of the ARF shared the podium at this evening’s rally in Freedom Square in support of Raffi Hovannisian’s bid to be declared the legitimately elected president of Armenia.
“You already know that the power is in your hands and ours,” declared Hovannisian, to which the throng replied, “Yes”.
Minutes ago, Raffi Hovannisian stated from the podium at Freedom Square that he was on his way to meet with Serzh Sargsyan.
Earlier this morning, Raffi Hovannisian said that if Mr. Serzh Sargsyan didn’t show up at Freedom Square as requested he would present his viewpoint to the people and ask for their support regarding what should be done in the coming days.
Firebrand HAK activist Nikol Pashinyan addressed the crowd assembled in Yerevan’s Freedom Square, calling on them to transform Raffi Hovannisian’s victory into a de jure victory
As of 2pm, 377 of the 1,682 registered voters at Yerevan’s 10/22 polling station have cast ballots.
Armen Tananyan, Deputy Director of Armenia’s National Oncology Center, told reporters today that research shows that the leading form of cancer in provinces where mining takes place is lung cancer.
According to the most recent available statistics, 186,384 individuals, or 6.1% of Armenia’s permanent population of 3,041,000, are classified as having various forms of disabilities. (The Armenian term "hashmandamoutyoun" is generally translated as "handicap" in state documents)
In Part 1 of this series, we presented those portions of the campaign platforms of Hrant Bagratyan, Andreas Ghoukasyan and Serzh Sargsyan dealing with the economy and job creation. Today, we’ll cover those of Raffi Hovannisian, Paryur Hayrikian and Arman Melikyan.
What follows is a synopsis of what the presidential candidates claim they have to offer regarding job creation, wages, and fixing Armenia’s economy in general
Helsinki Committee President Avetik Ishkhanyan told reporters today in Yerevan that what will be taking place on February 18 will merely be a ballot procedure and not an election.
“We drink vodka due to a lack of state policy. We aren't a nation of wine drinkers,” argues Haroutyunyan. He blames wine growers for lagging in terms of advertising Armenian wines both locally and internationally.
An analyst with the Yerevan-based Armenian Center for National and International Studies told reporters that President Sargsyan’s re-election campaign is deftly seeking to paint the other presidential candidates as “light-weights” and unserious contenders.
Indians say that whenever foreigners come to India, they experience two shocks. First is the cultural shock, because India is completely chaotic, and you need to realize yourself by your own definition in that ocean.
Even inside, she wears gloves and a hat. The average temperature of the well-maintained apartment, left untouched since the death of her husband Gurgen Mahari in 1969, is around zero centigrade.
Father Vahram Melikyan, who heads the information service at the Holy See of Etchmiadzin, today told Hetq that he has no clue as to Catholicos Garegin II’s position on the resurfacing on the walls of the Gandzasar Monastery in Artsakh.
Work to resurface the walls of the 13th century Armenian monastery of Gandzasar in Artsakh has begun anew, again raising the unanswered question as to who is in charge of supervising the country’s historical inheritance.
The stone facing of the walls of the 13th century monastery in the village of Vank started up again in earnest two weeks ago. The work is being financed by Russian-Armenian businessman Levon Hayrapetyan.
“I leave the house with my cane to show society that disabled people exist and to teach them how to lend a helping hand”
Deputy Culture Minister Arev Samvelyan tells Hetq that the government just doesn't have the resources to start renovations on Ptghavank, a domed single-nave basilica church completed in the 6th to 7th centuries.
Many years ago Tosya Gharibyan, a resident of the Arinj village in Kotayk Province, asked her husband to dig her a potato cellar in their home’s basement. That request, made in 1985, changed the future direction of Levon Arakelyan’s life.
Armenia has called in specialists from the International Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to assist in measures seeking to stem the spreading of the potato moth from the rural community of Darakert.
Former Artsakh Prime Minister Arman Melikyan said thatBakuwill pull out all the stops to resolve the Karabakh issue in its favor within the next five years.
Residents of Teryan Street buildings that encircle a little bit of green space in downtown Yerevan are concerned that someone will come in and build a store or two.
Three days after arriving, Harout gave a press interview that quickly landed him a job with a firm called Armenian Software. The company develops and services banking and accounting systems.