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Monday, 02 December 2013

SYRIAN-ARMENIANS IN NKR BENEFIT FROM AGBU AGRICULTURAL PROGRAM (VIDEO MATERIAL)

Civil war in Syria has forced tens of thousands of people to flee their country of residence. Like Syrian civilians, thousands of Syrian-Armenians moved to other countries, including Armenia and Artsakh. A couple of dozen Syrian-Armenian families, many from Kamishli, have made new homes in the Nagorno Karabakh Republic. Some are living in Berdzor - the regional center of Kashatagh (Lachin) or...
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Wednesday, 13 November 2013

CHARITY CONCERT BY KARABAKH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

The concert hall of the Stepanakert Youth Palace hosted a charity concert by the Karabakh Chamber Orchestra (KCO) on October 29. All proceeds from the concert will go towards the construction of the Sourp Astvatsatsin Church currently underway in Stepanakert. The concert was attended by NKR National Assembly Speaker Ashot Ghulyan, NKR Culture Minister Narine Aghabalian, NKR Education Minister Slava Asryan, other officials, artists and guests. The concert program was comprised of pieces by I. Albeniz, A. Piazzolla, A. Villoldo, D. Atash...
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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

OPENING OF IZMIRLIAN MEDICAL CENTER AND ST. NERSES THE GREAT SCIENTIFIC-MEDICAL CENTER IN YEREVAN

On October 15, presided over by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, the re-opening ceremony of the Izmirlian Medical Center and St. Nerses the Great Scientific-Medical Center, was held in Yerevan. Present at the ceremony were President of the Republic of Armenia Mr. Serzh Sargsyan, and Swiss-Armenian national benefactors Mr. and Mrs. Tigran and Helena Izmirlian. Attending the...
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Monday, 11 November 2013

CHAIR OF AGBU U.S. WESTERN DISTRICT COMMITTEE IN ARMENIA

The Armenian Jewellers Association (AJA) third Yerevan Show International Jewellery Exhibition took place at the Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex between October 28-30. Chairman of the AGBU U.S. Western District Committee Krekor Karaguezian visited Armenia to participate in the expo. He is also the AJA West Coast Chairman. On October 29, Mr. Karaguezian...
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Friday, 08 November 2013

AGBU ARMENIAN VIRTUAL COLLEGE PARTICIPATES IN DIGITEC EXPO 2013 (VIDEO MATERIAL)

In today’s digitalized world, technological innovations are swift and widespread. The annual DigiTec Information and Telecommunication Technologies Exhibition is an essential tool for today’s IT experts and the public at large to keep up with the latest technological advances. DigiTec Expo 2013 took place on October 4-6, at the Computer Research and Development Institute in Yerevan, Armenia. Dozens of companies specializing in IT software and hardware, finance and banking solutions...
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Wednesday, 06 November 2013

AGBU EUROPE SUPPORTS CELEBRATION OF FRENCH LITERATURE IN YEREVAN

From October 4-7, French literature was celebrated in Yerevan. Entitled Sartre: Citizen of the World, the 4th annual Days of French Literature events were dedicated to French existentialist, philosopher, novelist and critic Jean-Paul Sartre. The official opening ceremony took place on October 4, at the large hall of the Yerevan State Linguistic University (YSLU). Welcoming remarks were made by YSLU Rector Gayane Gasparyan, Advisor on Cultural and...
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Tuesday, 05 November 2013

DIRECTOR OF CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN FOUNDATION VISITS THE AGBU OFFICE IN ARMENIA

On October 21, Razmik Panossian, Director of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation’s Armenian Communities Department, visited AGBU Armenia to discuss issues regarding assistance to Syrian-Armenians with AGBU Central Board Member Vasken Yacoubian, AGBU Armenia Director Arpi Vartanian, AGBU Armenia Deputy Director Hovig Eordekian, and former Representative of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Syria Aroush Yessayan. In particular, they focused on the recently-launched Tuition Assistance Program...

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LEGACY OF ARMENIAN TREASURES PRESENTED AT NATIONAL ART GALLERY

Through the initiative of the Alex and Marie Manoogian Museum in Detroit, Michigan, and with the support of the RA Ministry of Culture, Legacy of Armenian Treasures: Testimony to a People, a new coffee-table picture book presenting the museum’s exhibits was unveiled on September 19 at the Fresco Hall of the Armenian National Gallery. Member of the Board of Trustees of the Alex and Marie Manoogian Museum, Yervant Azadian, Museum Director Lucy Ardash, Publishing Consultant Alice Nigoghosian, and others attended the presentation. RA Minister of Culture Hasmik Poghosyan, Armenian,...
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Friday, 01 November 2013

RA DIASPORA MINISTRY CELEBRATES 5TH ANNIVERSARY

The RA Ministry of Diaspora recently celebrated its 5th anniversary. On that occasion, a number of events took place with the participation of RA President Serzh Sargsyan, RA Diaspora Minister Hranush Hakobyan, government officials, as well as individuals and representatives of partner organizations who have invested in the Ministry’s establishment and the development of Armenia-Diaspora collaboration...

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Thursday, 31 October 2013

AGBU ARMENIAN VIRTUAL COLLEGE PRESENTED IN EGYPT

The AGBU Armenian Virtual College (AVC) continues to actively expand its presence throughout the world. AVC and AGBU Cairo introduced AVC’s Armenian online education into Egypt at an introductory session for community members. AVC Liaison in Egypt Mrs. Anna Dolabjian and AGBU Cairo’s AVC Representative Dr. Arpi Khatcherian, presented the details on September 21 at the filled-to-capacity AGBU Cairo Chaker Cultural Center in Heliopolis. The event was attended by His Grace Bishop...
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