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Secret Life: No longer "criminals", homosexuals remain cultural outcasts in Armenia

 

Secret Life: No longer "criminals", homosexuals remain cultural outcasts in Armenia


As of last month, and in compliance with Council of Europe membership requirements, homosexuality is no longer to be considered a crime in Armenia. Clause 116 of the Armenian criminal code making it illegal to be homosexual in Armenia was abolished, and with it the threat of five years imprisonment for anyone who is gay.

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Finding Warmth: Re-settlers search for opportunity in Lachin Corridor

 

Finding Warmth: Re-settlers search for opportunity in Lachin Corridor


"Let them give me a car and I'll have the 16th, otherwise what's the point of having more," says Emma, a mother of 15 children who moved from Ashtarak with her family and resided in Azerbajian's (formerly called) Lachin region in 1997.

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Academic Progress: European Academy aims to improve education opportunities

 

Academic Progress: European Academy aims to improve education opportunities


Since October of last year students looking for an education different than what might normally be offered in Armenia, need not look outside the country to find it.

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Giving Back: Computer scientists returns to Armenia to create learning center

 

Giving Back: Computer scientists returns to Armenia to create learning center


Like thousands of others, Anush Najaryan left Armenia in hopes of making her life better in America. But unlike so many, Anush returned in hopes of making life better for those who may not have her opportunity.

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You Say Amiryan, I Say King Vramshapuh: Changing names make it hard to be street wise in Armenia

 

You Say Amiryan, I Say King Vramshapuh: Changing names make it hard to be street wise in Armenia


If you ask a taxi driver to take you to Hanrapetutyan Street in Yerevan, be prepared to also say Alaverdyan. And do not expect to find Parpetsi unless you also know that not so long ago it was Ghoukassyan.

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Media: Presidential aide replaces slain TV executive

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Secret Life: No longer "criminals", homosexuals remain cultural outcasts in Armenia

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Finding Warmth: Re-settlers search for opportunity in Lachin Corridor

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