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Reuters report points a finger at Armenia

Armenia — Presidents of Iran and Armenia meet in Yerevan, 27Mar2011 | Official photo from www.president.am

Reuters news agency has published a report, claiming that Iran is seeking to expand its banking foothold in Armenia and thus trying to skirt bank sanctions the Islamic Republic is facing because of its nuclear program.

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Armenia Politics Region

Saakashvili."If you hate Armenians – I am an Armenian"

Georgia — Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, July 2012: Photo of the Day, Photo from the official website: www.president.gov.ge

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili gave an interview to Kanal PIK last week, speaking about a range of topics, including the Russia-Georgia 2008 war, Georgia’s reforms and answered to a personal question about his nationality.

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USAID Estimates Less Than 20% of Armenian NGO's Active


US Ambassador John Heffern mentinoed in a recent videoblog, that according to a USAID survey, the Civil Society in Armenia is “the second strongest anywhere among the republics of the former Soviet Union.”

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Armenia Politics Region

Tsarukian Signals Commitment to Putin's Eurasian Union Plan


One of Armenia’s wealthiest businessman and leader of “Bargavach Hayastan” (Prosperous Armenia) party Gagik Tsarukian has backed the initiative of his party’s youth wing to hold the First Eurasian Youth Conference in the Armenian resort town of Tsakhadzor on August 22-27.

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Armenia Education Tech

Tumo Center of Creative Technologies Marks 1 Year Anniversary with Acheivements

Armenia — Students at the Tumo Center for Creative Technologies, Yerevan, 14Aug2012

An innovative, open media studio in the heart of Yerevan opened its doors to Armenian teenagers on August 14, 2011. Today, a year later, the Tumo Center for Creative Technologies has much to boast about, including a creative contribution to the official video for a world-class musician – Serj Tankian.

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Armenia Environment

Yerevan's Inhabitants Fight Summer Heat in Fountains


Fountains in central Yerevan serve as an escape from summer heat for the Armenian capital’s inhabitants. Kids swimming in this fountain have long become a common sight. I couldn’t resist the temptation of making a little video…

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Armenia Society

The Blessing of Grapes

Armenia — Grape blessing ceremony at the Echmiadzin Cathedral, 12Aug2012 | Photolur photo

Traditionally, the Armenian Apostolic Church holds a ceremony of grapes’ blessing on the day of the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God. The ceremony takes place immediately after the Divine Liturgy.

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