Saturday, January 19, 2019

Yezidi Genocide Memorial

A memorial to Yezidis and other victims of the genocide committed by ISIS in Iraq and Syria has been unveiled in Yerevan. Leaders of Armenia’s ethnic Yezidi community, members of parliament and the head of the EU delegation to Armenia attended the inauguration of the moment on Thursday.

George Clooney arrived in Armenia

The co-founders of 100 LIVES and the Aurora Prize Selection committee, Hollywood actor George Clooney has arrived in Armenia to participate in the events commemorating the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

Reinstalled

Outdoor cafeterias return to hangout spots in Yerevan as warm weather settles in the Armenian capital.

Armenian Colors

The Los Angeles City Hall was lighted in Armenian flag colors to honor the victims of recent hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh. The photo was posted on the Facebook page of the Consulate General of Armenia in LA.

Shady Discussion

Temperature in Yerevan today is +25C (77F)

Raging At Russia

Scores of angry Armenians held a demo in front of Russia’s embassy in Yerevan Wednesday night protesting against the supply of deadly Russian weapons to Azerbaijan. Nearly eight dozen Armenian soldiers were killed in Nagorno-Karabakh earlier this month in fierce battles with attacking Azeri forces armed with state-of-the-art offensive weapons purchased from Russia.

Victory Day in Victory Park

Armenia celebrated Victory and Peace Day with events in capital Yerevan’s Victory Park on May 9, marking the 71st anniversary of World War II victory in Europe and the 24th anniversary of the liberation of Shushi, a strategic stronghold in Nagorno Karabakh.

Color Codes

Like many businesses across Armenia these days, a café in the northern town of Stepanavan greets its visitors with a Karabakh flag on its façade in solidarity with the second Armenian republic that came under attack from Azerbaijan earlier this month.

Immortal Regiment

A march commemorating Great Patriotic War soldiers that was first initiated in Russia a few years ago was for the first time held in Armenia on May 9 – the day marking the 71st anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe.

Hero’s Welcome

Armenia’s weightlifting team was given a hero’s welcome back at home early on Monday after returning victorious from the European championships in Fjord, Norway, having won a total of 18 medals. Gagik Tsarukyan, the head of Armenia’s National Olympic Committee, came to Zvartnots Airport to personally greet the champions and medal winners.