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 April 18, 2003 


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Crisis of Conscience: Municipal employee fired for religious beliefs

 

Crisis of Conscience: Police employee fired for religious beliefs


The head of the financial subdivision of the Stepanavan Police Depart has been fired because of her religious beliefs.

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Washed Out: Spring thaw causes flooding in more than 50 villages, ruins crops

Washed Out: Spring thaw causes flooding in more than 50 villages, ruins crops


Last weekend when 60-year old Lyudmila Mirzoyan went outside as usual in the morning to work in her garden, she was astonished and didn't believe what she saw.

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Case Closed: Highest court denies Demirchyan appeal, criticizes election process

Case Closed: Highest court denies Demirchyan appeal, criticizes election process


The Constitutional Court of Armenia has turned down an appeal by presidential candidate Stepan Demirchyan that the March 5 election of Robert Kocharyan be declared invalid.

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Old Erivan, New Yerevan: "Gateway" of North Avenue enterprise opens for business

Old Erivan, New Yerevan: "Gateway" of North Avenue enterprise opens for business


The first commercial enterprise has opened for business at the northern "gateway" of North Avenue in Yerevan.

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"Hello, My Name Is . . .": Business clerks forced into first-name basis with customers

"Hello, My Name Is . . .": Business clerks forced into first-name basis with customers


"Excuse me, do you work here?" would sound a desperate question of a lost customer in a Yerevan supermarket. Often it is confusing separating the clerks from the customers.

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Washed Out: Spring thaw causes flooding in more than 50 villages, ruins crops

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Case Closed: Highest court denies Demirchyan appeal, criticizes election process

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Old Erivan, New Yerevan: "Gateway" of North Avenue enterprise opens for business

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  Photo of the week
  Spring Rites
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Spring Rites

April 13 was "Tsaghkazard", known in other places as Palm Sunday, the week before Easter, marking the day Jesus entered Jerusalem. Here, part of the commemoration includes making wreaths from branches which are worn by young people and then placed in homes. The day is also the seventh Sunday of the Great Fast, as observed among the Armenian Apostolic Church.

 

 





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