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 February 7, 2003 

Siberian Sacrifice: "This was more than love..."

Siberian Sacrifice: "This was more than love..."



"I blame my parents for bringing me into this awful world. I think in the first place they are guilty and then Chekists (former KGB member)," says 80-year-old Antonina Mahari wrapped in several coats. Siberia comes to her Yerevan apartment with the cold: at this moment its zero degrees Celsius in the apartment. Sometimes it changes to minus 1 or plus 1.

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Outside Eye: A non-Armenian's view of life in his adopted home


Coming from a country where political campaigning never stops, it struck me as odd (and fairly refreshing) that in Armenia the season of propagandizing lasts less than a month.

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Home-made Music: Jazz player finds his place in Yerevan

 

Home-made Music: Jazz player finds his place in Yerevan


After months of reading "Anna Karenina", friends now see him with Tolstoy's "Walk in the Light and Twenty Three Tales". People stop him in the street and find it easy to start a conversation. "Get me an American husband", shouts a large woman while seeing him buying potatoes at the market on Komitas.

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Money Matters: Where will the drams go in this year's budget?

 

Money Matters: Where will the drams go in this year's budget?


When the National Assembly approved the 2003 State Budget on December 26 2002, it allocated spending 334 billion drams (about $570 million). Of that amount, about 30 percent is expected to come in form of credits and transfers from other countries.

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Winter World: Resort town hopes to shape itself into cold-weather paradise

 

Winter World: Resort town hopes to shape itself into cold-weather paradise


Small and fragile snowflakes quietly fall from the sky to weave a huge white blanket over the mountains of Tsaghkadzor and the small town. It seems the snow leaves the naked trees breathless while turning nature into a winter paradise.

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Stage Life: Honored actor has known 50 years of success

 

Stage Life: Honored actor has known 50 years of success


The art of actor Khoren Abrahamyan is the conscience of his soul.

"I can't cheat on the stage, I don't tolerate fault and sham in art," he says.

The heroes he embodied describe the real side of life - with controversy of human failure and strength - like a mirror.

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Sports Digest

 

Sports Digest:


Football: Search underway for Lopez replacement

Andranik Adamyan has been appointed to the post of temporary coach of the Armenian national football side after Oscar Lopez left the team last month.

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  Inside
 

Decision 2003: Meet the candidates

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Decision 2003: Guns, knives, fighting in Artashat. Politics as usual?

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Change of Change: New dram coins being circulated into currency current

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  Photos of the week
  Photo of the week: Talk Time
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Photo of the week: Talk Time
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Ups and Downs of Campaign 2003

In the second week of campaigning, crowds turned out to cheer President Robert Kocharyan. And a crowd turned riotous at a rally for Aram Karapetyan, leaving MP Hayk Babukhanyan recovering from a stabbing.

 




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