Rev. Hendrik Shanazarian Named Interim Minister of Armenian Evangelical Union

Armenia Evangelical Union of North America’s Interim Minister Rev. Hendrik Shanazarian ARF Western U.S. Central Committee welcomes Shanazarian Rev. Hendrik Shanazarian assumed the post of Interim Minister to the Armenian Evangelical Union of North America on October 1. He was unanimously confirmed by vote of the AEUNA Board of Directors in June 2021, and will be officially presented as the […]

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Armenia Fund U.S. Contributes $1 Million to Lebanon’s Armenian Community

LOS ANGELES—In response to the devastating crisis unfolding in Lebanon, Armenia Fund U.S. has contributed a sum of $1 Million to address the immediate needs of the Armenian community in Lebanon. The continuing social and economic turmoil in Lebanon and the ongoing dire humanitarian crisis have deeply troubled the Armenian communities in the US. As a pan-Armenian organization with a […]

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UCLA Promise Armenian Institute, Armenian Film Foundation Partner to Support Film and Photography Projects

UCLA Promise Armenian Institute and the Armenian Film Foundation will host their first collaborative webinar on Thursday, Nov. 18 LOS ANGELES—The Promise Armenian Institute announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Armenian Film Foundation to collaborate on a range of projects that will support Armenian film and photography at the University of California, Los Angeles.  On November 18, […]

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Minas and Kohar Tölölyan Prize Winners Announced

The Hamazkayin Eastern U.S. Regional executive announced that Karenn Chutjian Presti and Lola Koundakjian as winners of the 2021 Minas and Kohar Tölölyan Prize in Contemporary Literature. as Chutjian Presti was recognized for her children’s book in Western Armenian “Աստղիկը Կ՚ուզէ Արագ Մեծնալ (Astghig Wants to Grow up Quickly,” with the prize for work in English language being given to Koundakjian for her […]

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Yerevan Says Several Problems ‘Complicate’ Border Demarcation Process

Deputy Prime Minister Mher Grigoryan, who is representing Armenia in talks on the delimitation and demarcation of borders along with his counterparts from Russia and Azerbaijan, told reporters on Tuesday that several problems, among them Baku’s refusal to return prisoners of war, as well as Azerbaijan’s breach of Armenia borders, pose complications to the process. Grigoryan said that when discussing […]

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Yerevan Has no Legal Obligation to Hand Over Mine Maps, Says Armenia’s Counsel at International Court

Armenia has no obligations under international law to hand over mine maps to Azerbaijan in the aftermath of the armed conflict, Sean Murphy, one of Armenia’s representatives at the U.N. International Court of Justice said during a hearing on Armenia’s case filed against Azerbaijan. Armenia’s initiated the case calling for provisional measures against Azerbaijan, which it accuses of being governed […]

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Five POWs Return from Azerbaijani Captivity

A plane carrying five Armenian prisoners of war, who were being held captive in Azerbaijan, landed in Yerevan’s Erebuni Airport Tuesday night (local time). Russia’s Ambassador to Armenia Sergey Kopyrkin was on hand to greet the aircraft. The release of the POWs was mediated by Russia. Last week, another POW was repatriated to Armenia. The POWs were identified as Mels […]

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As Moscow Pledges $1 Billion Infusion in Armenia’s Economy, Yerevan Hints at Bolstering Russian Language, Religion

Russia pledged to invest $1 billion into Armenia’s economy, with Armenian officials discussing legislation to advance the Russian language in the country, while the Russian Orthodox Church announced its efforts to obtain full-fledged status. Russia’s Deputy Economy Minister Dmitry Volvach said Tuesday that while trade between Armenia and Russia is recovering from the blows it endured as a result of […]

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