I live in a suburb of Yerevan’s southern Erebuni district and am lucky to have some trees and a green yard around, but when driving to work, somewhere in the area of Erebuni fortress I always feel how the air quality sharply changes and hits my lungs. It takes a while to adjust. Continue reading “Dangerous Levels of Pollutants Recorded in Yerevan's Air”
Our compatriot and great maestro Charles Aznavour got a Holywood star today.
“I am French and Armenian, to separate both is impossible like if you put the milk in coffee, you can’t separate them…” Aznavour said in his speech during his star opening ceremony. “And it’s fantastic to be able to have two different cultures working for you, if you want to do something. That’s what I did!”
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Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signs powerful proclamation making the Hawkeye State the 47th State to recognize the Armenian Genocide and declaring October 2017 as “Armenia Awareness Month” (via Simon Maghakyan) Continue reading “Iowa Becomes the 47th State to Recognize the Armenian Genocide”
This photo is so telling… with the members of the Turkmenistan delegation carefully writing down everything, while the Armenian officials look like they don’t give a damn.
I came across this interesting info-graphic by RFE/RL on social views and morality in the Eastern European countries. What I found most startling, however, was just how unanimous are the views in Armenia: 96% disapprove drug use and prostitution, 98% disapprove homosexuality, 79% disapprove premarital sex. This is perhaps the result of having such a homogeneous society, 98.1% of the population are ethnic Armenians according to the latest population census.
Understandably, this creates a situation, where dissent is not tolerated. I remember the struggles I had in the 90’s, when I had long hair and a beard in highly conservative Gyumri. Luckily, this has changed a great deal now and men having long hair and beards are not fawned upon so badly anymore. Still, this info-graphic is truly disturbing to me, because it reveals lack of diversity and tolerance in the society.
Artur ALEKSANYAN (ARM) won a third world title on Monday in Paris to go with his Rio 2016 gold medal with a 3-1 win over last November’s Golden Grand Prix Final winner Musa EVLOEV (RUS) – in a bout in which both wrestlers were cautiously aggressive.
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My favorite Kardashian sister, Khloe, unveiled a necklace made after Armenia’s Coat of Arms on Tuesday.
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Yerevan’s newly built Leningradian – Isahakian road was the scene of a summer sport event today, hosting motocross, biking races and sport car shows. Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Motocross, biking races and sport car show in Yerevan"</span>
Google’s speech-to-text recognition added another 21 languages on Monday, bringing the number of supported languages to 119. Armenians will be happy to know, that Armenian is among the newly added language options. Continue reading “Google Announces Support for Armenian Voice Recognition”
In the first half of the year 2,600 jobs were created in Armenia according to the Armenian Ministry of Economic Development and Investments. Continue reading “2,600 jobs created in Armenia in the first half the year”