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Armenia Tech

Orange Armenia launches a much faster mobile broadband modem


Last week I had the opportunity of test-running Orange Armenia’s new Internet Now 4 broadband modem which boasts supporting up to 42 Mb/sec speed.

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Armenia Legal Region Society

Guest Post: Addressing the Denial

Most news reports and commentary on the adoption by the French Senate of the Bill criminalizing the denial of the Armenian genocide in Turkey in 1915 seem to miss the main aim the French legislators intended for it to achieve. I will argue in this Article that France’s decision should be seen as a giant step forward in the protection human rights, international law and order, historical and scientific integrity.

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Armenia Politics

Putin's Fan Club to Open in Armenia


A Putin’s Fan Club will open in Armenia on February 2nd with the initiative of a recently founded organization called CIS Youth Council.

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Armenia

Grandma's Tattoos


A filmmaker makes a journey into her own family’s history to investigate the terrible truth behind her grandmother’s odd tattoos and, in the process, unveils the story of the Armenian women driven out of Ottoman Turkey during the First World War.
The film was screened prime-time on Al Jazeera from January 11 – 18th. (Thank you 517design for the link to the film in HD).

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Armenia Environment

Environmental Activists Visit Teghut


On January 15th more than a hundred environmental activists, artists and journalists visited Teghut forest, where a major mining project is underway.

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Armenia Economy

Yerevan's "Closed Market" Closes for Renovation


Yerevan’s Central (Closed) Market, a popular tourist attraction and an officially recognized architectural monument, has closed its doors for renovation since January 1st.

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Armenia

Map of Speed Cameras in Yerevan


More info on speed cameras here>>>.
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Armenia

Documentary: My Armenia

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Armenia Region Society

The Armenian Christmas and New Year Controversy

The Armenian Apostolic church uses the Julian Calendar and celebrates Christmas on January 6th. The Fast of Holy Nativity  starts on the evening of December 29th and ends on the Christmas Eve.
Meanwhile, most Armenians lay lavish tables on New Year’s Eve and celebrate with a lot of food. Khozi bood (glazed ham) and lots of meat products leave little chance for the believers determined to fast. New Year’s Eve and the following 3 days are a period of paying courtesy visits to relatives, respected friends, colleges and seating at the table and tasting the plentiful food…

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Armenia

2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

This blog was viewed about 210,000 times in 2011. In 2011, there were 180 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 1,232 posts.

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