9TH REPUBLICAN INTERSCHOOL CHESS TOURNAMENT HELD AT THE YEREVAN CHESS ACADEMY (VIDEO MATERIAL)

The 9th Republican Interschool Chess Tournament, which had began in October 2014, finally came to an end in May 2015, bringing together Armenia’s chess lovers and students for a final match day at the Armenian Chess Academy. For the 9th consecutive year, through a tough competitions, painful losses and exciting victories, over 15,000 schoolchildren from all over Armenia, Artsakh and Javakhq, competed for the title of the best school team and best individual player. For the past eight years AGBU has been the sponsor of the tournament...

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LARA SETRAKIAN'S SPEECH AT THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE CENTENNIAL COMMEMORATION IN WASHINGTON (VIDEO MATERIAL)

Your Holiness Karekin the Second, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of all Armenians,
Your Holiness Aram the first, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia,
Your Excellency Hranoush Hagopian,
Honorable Guests, Dear Friends and Fellow Armenians,
It is wonderful to be together...

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EVENTS IN TURKEY TO COMMEMORATE THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE (VIDEO MATERIAL)

For 95 years no events commemorating the Armenian Genocide were organized in Turkey. Everything changed in 2010 when an event honoring the innocent victims of the Armenian Genocide was organized at Istanbul’s Taksim Square. In recent years, AGBU Europe has supported the organization and realization of the commemorative events of the Armenian Genocide in Turkey initiated by EGAM (European Grassroots Antiracist Movement) from France, Turkish DurDe! (Say Stop to Racism and Nationalism) and IHD...

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AGBU ARMENIA VISITS TSITSERNAKABERD MEMORIAL OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

Armenians around the world organized commemorative events to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. They filled the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial complex for weeks leading up to April 24th and AGBU Armenia along with its various groups joined the throngs of mourners at Tsitsernakaberd to honor the innocent victims of the Armenian Genocide. Holding high the flags of the Republic of Armenia and the AGBU Scouts, AGBU Armenia staff, members and scouts headed by AGBU Central Board member Vasken Yacoubian and AGBU...

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EVENTS MARKING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

April of 2015 was historic, with Armenians all around the world marking the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide with commemoration ceremonies and events. The events organized in Armenia to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide were coordinated by a special committee headed by Vigen Sargsyan, Chief of staff of the RA President’s Office. From April 21-25, a number of events were organized in Armenia, from which the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) played an important part...

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