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Armenia Diaspora Economy

Anthony Bourdain's Take on Armenia

So I went for a beer with a couple of friends and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain turned up.
Here’s what Bourdain himself had to say about his visit to Armenia.

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Armenia Diaspora

Armenians Line Up To Elect Putin as Their President

Armenia — People line up in front of the Russian Embassy in Yerevan to vote in Russian presidential elections, Yerevan, 18Mar2018 | Photo by Azatutyun.am

There are large crowds gathering in the polling stations in Yerevan and Gyumri today to vote in Russian presidential elections. Check out these photos on Azatutyun.am. Amazing, isn’t it?

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Armenia Diaspora Society

Lilly Sargsyan wins 'Miss Armenia 2017' beauty contest

After a 5-year break a beauty pageant was held again in Armenia. The title of “Miss Armenia 2017” was issued to Lilly Sargsyan. The 17-year-old will represent Armenia in the Miss World 2017 contest which will be held in China in November.

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Armenia Diaspora Economy

Remittances comprised 11.3% of Armenia’s GDP in 2016. World Bank


According to this World Bank report, remittances comprised 11.3% of Armenia’s GDP in 2016. It is also interesting to look at how Armenia is doing in comparison with other Post Soviet and Eastern European states.

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Armenia Diaspora

The Armenian Massacre Still Haunts Its Last Survivors 100 Years Later. National Geographic


I stumbled upon this 3-minute video by the “National Geographic” today and decided to share it just in case you haven’t seen it either. Here’s a block-quote from the video’s description:

Starting in 1915, 500,000 to 1.5 million ethnic Armenians living in Turkey were killed or expelled from their ancestral lands, where they’d lived mainly peaceably with the Turks for centuries. Armenians call the slaughter genocide; Turks say it was the consequence of the larger war, in which many groups, including Turks, suffered terribly. Five of the few remaining Armenian survivors reflect on the horrors they faced fleeing their homeland as children and on what life has been like for them in exile.

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Diaspora

Armenian – Americans Were Deemed "White" Back in 1909


Four Ottoman-born Armenian men — Jacob Halladjian, Mkrtich Ekmekjian, Avak Mouradian, and Basar Bayentz, won a historic case in a circuit court in Boston on December 24, 1909. Judge Francis C. Lowell gave Armenians the juridical distinction of whiteness for the first time. There’s a great story published on the Ajam Media Collective about this historic decision. A very well research piece, which is also a pleasure to read, so make sure to check it out.

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Diaspora

"Armenia, My Love" To Premiere Tonight


Diana Angelson’s ‘Armenia, My Love’ film-tribute to the victims of the Armenian Genocide will premiere today at 7:30 PM at the Laemmle Playhouse 7 movie theatre in Pasadena, as well as Laemmle NoHo 7 in North Hollywood and the MGN 5 Star cinema in Glendale.

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Diaspora Region

The History of Karabakh Flag

The official flag of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (Artsakh) was raised high and proud in Boston’s Armenian Heritage Park on Tuesday as Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan came by on a working visit to the USA. The flag jumped right out of every official photo published by Armenian President’s website. You could just see that they’re making a point. And rightly so.

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Armenia Diaspora

U.S. and Armenia reach reciprocal visa arrangement


Effective January 1, 2015, the United States will begin issuing visas in accordance with a new reciprocal arrangement with the Republic of Armenia.

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Armenia Diaspora Politics

Parliament Strips Vartan Oskanian of Immunity

Armenia — Former Foreign Minister of Armenia and founder of the Civilitas Foundation Vartan Oskanian walks down the stairs of Parliament, Yerevan, 02Oct2012 | Photo via Civilnet.am

The Armenian Parliament stripped MP Vartan Oskanian of his parliamentary immunity clearing way for the investigators to move forward with a probe into money-laundering allegations, RFE/RL reports.

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