20 օգոստոս, 2017 10:34 Straight to Spitak | Թիմը գնում է Սպիտակ In the city of Spitak, there is a small business run by a strong woman named Armine Danielyan. “Spitak Bags” employs the women of Spitak to produce bags, pencil cases, notebook covers and other handmade goods. But running a business, even a small one, is no easy undertaking, as Tim discovers while meeting Armine.

Սպիտակում քաղաքում գործում է մի փոքր բիզնես, որի ղեկավարն է Արմինե Դանիելյանը՝ ուժեղ մի կին։ Spitak Bags-ում աշխատում են սպիտակցի կանայք, պատրաստում տեղական պայուսակներ, գրչատուփեր, համակարգչի պայուսակներ և այլն։ Բայց նույնիսկ ամենափոքր բիզնես վարելը հեշտ չէ, ինչպես Թիմը բացահայտում է Արմինեի հետ հանդիպմանը։
16 օգոստոս, 2017 21:00 Tourism in Armenia, By the Numbers In the first six months of 2017, more than 600,000 tourists visited Armenia. The number of foreign visitors increased by 24 percent compared to the same period last year. 16 օգոստոս, 2017 13:02 Relations with China May Help Armenia Reduce Dependence on Russia On August 9, 2017 work started on the construction of China's new Embassy building in Yerevan. Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian, Yerevan's Mayor Taron Markarian, and visiting Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Li Huilai participated in the ground-breaking ceremony of the 40,000-square-meter embassy compound that should be completed by the end of 2019. This will be the second largest Chinese diplomatic mission in the former Soviet Union. During his meeting with the Armenian Foreign Minister, Li Huilai emphasized that China would like to deepen its partnership with Armenia. "The unprecedented high-level relationship and friendship between China and Armenia are based on sincerity and mutual respect", the website of the Armenian Foreign Ministry quoted the Chinese official as saying. 13 օգոստոս, 2017 13:50 Shaping a New Narrative for Armenia Born in the South of France, I am a third-generation French-Armenian, which makes me culturally European but ethnically Armenian.

I have lived in five different countries, thanks to international studies and global corporate roles, but never had the opportunity to visit Armenia before.

Last year, I was invited to the 110th Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) General Assembly in New York, where I discovered the organization’s strategy to expand the reach of the global Armenian nation. Noubar Afeyan, a member of the AGBU Board of Directors, inspired me when he talked about “building the country awareness for Armenians as well as non-Armenians.”

I decided then to visit Armenia, not only for myself but for others, by backpacking the entire country, including Artsakh.
11 օգոստոս, 2017 15:09 Intensive Gardening Aims to Slow Emigration Process in Spitak The Spitak Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) has big ambitions for its town and its residents. In March 2017, with the support of the Zurich YMCA and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Spitak YMCA started an intensive gardening project. The goal is to establish a Young Agro Ecologists Training and Production Center in the town.
8 օգոստոս, 2017 20:32 Oknooshoon: Bringing Dog Therapy to Armenia Nairi Krafian, a pre-veterinary student at Tufts University, wants to improve the lives of people and dogs in Armenia through her animal therapy project “Oknooshoon.” Oknooshoon is a play on the Armenian word, “ognutyun,” meaning assistance.
6 օգոստոս, 2017 14:11 Տարազի փառատոն՝ Երևանում | Taraz Fest Shows Off Traditional Armenian Clothing Օգոստոսի 5-ին Երևանում՝ Հյուսիսային պողոտայում, տեղի ունեցավ ազգային տարազների փառատոն։

On Saturday, one of Yerevan’s most modern retail districts, Northern Avenue, was transported back in time for a festival celebrating traditional Armenian costumes (taraz). Taraz Fest showcased clothing, jewelry and other handmade goods produced by local designers.

3 օգոստոս, 2017 21:31 Village Children Accessing the World Through English While most of Armenia’s schoolchildren pass the summer outdoors, 31 students from Armavir Province are spending their days inside the classroom. The program they are participating in, called Project Bloom, is a creation of the Children of Armenia Fund (COAF). The students have worked intensively to improve their English reading and creative writing skills. 3 օգոստոս, 2017 10:32 Fish Supporting Greenhouse Production In Apaga village of Armavir, there is a greenhouse that differs from traditional greenhouses and is based on Aquaponics. Aquaponics represents the immediate interconnection between the water, fish and plants. 31 հուլիս, 2017 17:32 China as Refuge for Armenian Genocide Survivors In a letter to his brother Krikor,[2] who had arrived in Boston in 1914, Rev. Asadoor Z. Yeghoyan wrote from Kharpert, “Krikor you traveled all around the world, now you know by experience that the world is round, take care so you will not fall off it.”[3] The reverend’s words were not true, yet they were prophetic. At that point, Krikor had not traveled around the world—he had left the Ottoman Empire and crossed the Atlantic for the United States. However, Krikor returned to his home town shortly thereafter and was caught in the maelstrom of World War I. He survived the Armenian Genocide with the help of Kurds from Dersim and eventually arrived in the Caucasus. Yet conflict in the region kept pushing him eastward, until he reached China. 28 հուլիս, 2017 21:27 Paros Foundation: Connecting Youth in Diaspora to Armenia Founded in 2006, the Paros Foundation works to strengthen educational infrastructure and develop border regions throughout Armenia. Every summer, the organization brings Armenian university students from around the world to Armenia to volunteer.

Peter Abajian, Director of the Paros Foundation, speaks with CivilNet's Maral Tavitian about multiple impacts of the initiative. Alexander Asdourian, a 2017 student volunteer, shares his experiences from the program.
26 հուլիս, 2017 20:08 TUMO’s Young Engineers Behind Winning Robot Seven students from Yerevan’s Tumo Center for Creative Technologies placed third in an international youth robotics competition in Washington, D.C. The event, organized by U.S. charity FIRST Global, included 163 teams from around the world. CivilNet speaks with the young engineers behind the project. 25 հուլիս, 2017 15:37 Canadian defence deal with Azerbaijan raises new questions about arms export controls By Levon Sevunts, the article was published on cbcnewsca
Export permits for military vehicles issued despite concerns over Azerbaijans poor human rights record
A deal by a Canadian company to export armoured personnel carriers to Azerbaijan and set up a joint production of these militarystyle vehicles in the oilrich former Soviet republic is once again raising questions about the efficacy of Canadas defence export controls
Torontobased INKAS Armored Vehicle Manufacturing has signed a deal with Azerbaijans interior ministry under which the company has already delivered a few Canadianmade armoured personnel carriers APCs
The privately owned company has also set up a joint venture with an Azerbaijani firm to produce APCs in Azerbaijan, which has been embroiled in a simmering armed conflict with neighbouring Armenia since the breakup of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, said Roman Shimonov, vicepresident of marketing and business development at INKAS
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