Tag archive of Armenia

Armenia is my Home – U. Claudia Boyajian

Armenia; a beautiful country, in every sense of the word. A place full of the most breathtaking views, rich culture and the most genuine people I have ever met. Coming to Armenia has always been a dream of mine and now that I have lived here for about a month and a half, this dream has finally become a reality. It’s difficult to put into words the feeling I’ve had inside of me the second that plane landed and how truly unique this country of

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Armenia has a Smell – First Impression – U. Tamar Alexanian

Armenia has a smell.  It hit me the moment I stepped off of the airplane, jet lagged and vowing (once again) to never fly through Moscow.  It lingers on my skin, long after I’ve showered, making me feel like a physical part of this country. Sometimes Armenia’s smell is fresh; my first successful load of laundry hanging on our clothesline, for the neighbors to (literally) see; ten kilos of almost-ripe apricots, over-ripe cherries, baby strawberries,

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First Impression – U. Sosy Tatarian

I am currently sitting on my balcony with a breathtaking view of Ararat and Masis. Although my view of Masis is blocked by some old apartments, it’s still gorgeous - exactly the way it looks in all the textbooks. The mountain tops are both covered in white powdery snow. It doesn’t even look real - it looks like a backdrop of a photo shoot. Honestly, I can’t believe I’m here. The plane ride from Moscow to Yerevan was an incredible experience,

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Standing United with the People’s Movement of Armenia

The citizens of the Republic of Armenia have demanded their voices be heard and their votes be upheld from the February 18 presidential elections. Now, on April 9, the people of Armenia are actively engaged in Serge Sarkisian's inauguration and Raffi Hovannisian's alternative inauguration. In Yerevan, Hovannisian proclaimed the people's victory by declaring the February elections unconstitutional and by rejecting the current government. At the same

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Mourning the Loss of Unger Hrach Mouradian

The AYF-YOARF Eastern Region mourns the loss of Unger Hrach Mouradian, the mayor of the village of Broshyan and a fellow ARF unger who was murdered on April 2, 2013. Mouradian was 50 years old and had been mayor since 2005. The AYF stands with its fellow ungers in condemning violent acts against innocent leaders, which is exactly what Unger Mouradian was. He committed his life to the independence of Artsakh and fought in the front lines of the Karabakh

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