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Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem Suspends Priest Accused of Sexually Abusing A Teenager

An Armenian priest has been suspended over allegations that he and two other clergymen abused a seminary student at Sts. Tarkmanchatz Armenian School some 20 years ago, RFE/RL’s Armenian service reports.

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Society

Number of Female Drivers Keeps Growing in Armenia

Women behind the wheel are no longer an exotic sight in Yerevan. I frequently find my car sandwiched between two female drivers on the street. And those are the rare moments, when I feel safe… because I’ve never seen a female driver take an especially risky maneuver just to prove a point or please their ego so far.

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Economy

Dream Job

The Traffic Controller of one of Yerevan’s Minibus Routes at his office

“What do you do all day?” I asked.
“Sit around, smoke and drink coffee,” the traffic controller on one of Yerevan’s minibus routes chuckled back to me.

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Economy

Depressing utility bills hit the nation. UPDATED


There’s sadness and troubled faces in Armenia’s banks, post-offices and around electronic payment terminals.

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Economy Region Society

Areni Wine Festival – a Tradition in Fermenting

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The Wine festival in Areni village of Vayots Dzor region in Armenia was held for the 4th consecutive time on Saturday, October 6th. The annual event, which is partly sponsored by the Armenian government, is slowly turning into a tradition and a welcome one, judging from these great photo shots published by Azatutyun.am.
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Economy Politics

Serzh Sargsyan Rebukes Seniour Government Officials

Armenia — President Serzh Sargsyan rebukes senior government officials for practicing kickbacks, Yerevan, 15Sep2012

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan publicly and demonstratively rebuked Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan (no relation) and senior government officials for misusing budget money in state procurement on Saturday during a meeting with the Cabinet.

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Diaspora

Aznavour, French music stars record a soundtrack to aid Haiti


World famous French-Armenian singer Charles Aznavour and two dozens of other famous French singers have just finished recording a beautiful song: “Un Geste Pour Haiti Cherie”. It is a song-appeal to encourage people to make donations on behalf of the Caribbean island hit by a disasterous earthquake last week.

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Politics

Ter-Petrosian's surprisingly short speech and claim of victory

Armenia -- Opposition leader Levon Ter-Petrosian addresses a rally in Yerevan, 08Jan2009

Former President Levon Ter-Petrosian’s speech was surprisingly short as he addressed the opposition rally on Friday in central Yerevan. The opposition leader is known for his 1-hour long speeches.

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Everyone else’s Christmas


Most of the world’s Christian nations are celebrating Christmas today… and I wish a fantastic, Merry Christmas to you all!
Frankly, I feel somewhat disadvantaged being an Armenian and celebrating Christmas on January 6th, when nobody else does. It feels, that we’re completely detached from the rest of the world.

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Thank you, God…

…for the creation of chocolate!!!