Tomb of Shushanik, the daughter of Vartan Mamikonian

Angeghakot and its Poet

Angeghakot, a village of about 2,000-3,000 people (figures vary) is in southern Armenia, about 10 km. from Sisian, the regional capital of Syunik province. Travelers from Yerevan on the way to Karabagh pass by Angeghakot, then Sisian and Goris, before entering the Lachin Corridor. The drive from [more...]

April 22, 2014 // 0 Comments


VivaCell-MTS and Fuller Center Bring Housing to 25 More Families

VAZASHEN, Armenia—VivaCell-MTS and Fuller Center for Housing Armenia joined in a home-build in the village of Vazashen in the Tavush region to mark the official launch of a new project sponsored by VivaCell-MTS to assist 25 low-income families from bordering villages in the Tavush and Armavir [more...]

April 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

Karnig Jozigian inspecting the medicine donated by the ARF's Help Your Brother Initiative.

The Hippocratic Oath of a Syrian-Armenian Doctor

Special for the Armenian Weekly “After March 2011, it was clear that Syria was no longer an option,” said Dr. Karnig Jozigian, as we sat down for coffee in Stepanakert. The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that at least 50 percent of hospitals in Syria have been [more...]

April 18, 2014 // 17 Comments

Volunteers ready to renovate

LCO Continues Historical Renovations in Armenia

PASADENA, Calif.—From March 14-16, chapters of the Land and Culture Organization (LCO)/Union International de Organisation Terre et Culture (UIOTC) from France, the United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, and Armenia took part in the annual meeting in Lyon, France. Members of the Lyon Armenian [more...]

April 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

Connie Koumjian and other AVC volunteers recycling flowers at the Dzidzernagapert Genocide Memorial on April 26, 2013, as part of the annual program spearheaded by the Fund for the Protection of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC).

AVC Professional Corps: Getting to Know Armenia through Service

YEREVAN—In her application to the Armenian Volunteer Corps (AVC), Connie Koumjian, 59, wrote, “The desire to serve the people of Armenia came to me gradually.” After many years in New York City, Connie had just started to attend the Armenian church, where she also sang in the choir, and this [more...]

March 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

Vahan Kololian, sponsor of the DEPOP research initiative, takes questions from the audience at the AGBU Central Office in New York.

DEPOP Research Group Concludes International Speaking Tour

AGBU-Organized Events Reveal New Trends in Armenia’s Emigration The DEPOP Research Group, in partnership with the AGBU and the Kololian Foundation, recently concluded a worldwide tour to present its report, “The Depopulation Crisis in Armenia.” Drawing hundreds of attendees in Beirut, Paris, [more...]

March 28, 2014 // 1 Comment

Jingalov hats remains an enigmatic dish that you must come to Artsakh to discover for yourself.

The Making of ‘Jingalov Hats’

Special for the Armenian Weekly After finally receiving my 10-year residency card in Armenia, I knew the best way to celebrate would be to travel to Arstakh (Karabagh) without—finally!—needing a visa. Although I was one of the few people who still had to get out of the mashootka to prove I had [more...]

March 28, 2014 // 5 Comments

Armenia Tree Project has planted more than 4.4 million trees since its founding 20 years ago by Armenian-American philanthropist Carolyn Mugar and her husband, the late John O’Connor

ATP Celebrating Twenty Years of Greening Armenia

May 4 event at Huntington Botanical Gardens in LA will kick off festivities WATERTOWN, Mass.—Twenty two years ago philanthropist Carolyn Mugar witnessed the cutting and burning of thousands of trees in Armenia so that families could survive the severe shortages the country faced in the aftermath [more...]

March 19, 2014 // 2 Comments

Jamie in action

Birthright Armenia Alum Led by Passion to Help

Growing up as a third-generation Armenian in Southern California, Armenian culture was always a part of Jamie Kolar’s family and something that she wanted to learn more about. With a maternal grandmother of Armenian descent born and raised in Fresno, family reunions took place there while growing [more...]

March 6, 2014 // 2 Comments

FCHA representatives meeting with Ara Haroutyunyan and Artsakh government representatives.

Artsakh, Fuller Center for Housing Join Forces

YEREVAN—The Fuller Center for Housing Armenia (FCHA) and the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabagh) have reached an agreement to assist low-income families build safe, decent, and affordable homes. FCHA representatives meeting with Ara Haroutyunyan and Artsakh government representatives. “We [more...]

March 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

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