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 May 9, 2003 


Many Memories Ago: WWII veteran paid a price to see "Victory Day"



Many Memories Ago: WWII veteran paid a price to see "Victory Day"


"It was four a.m. when our detachment was awakened by the alarm. Each of us was given 15 bullets and we were taken to the deserted field. Three hours later while meeting the enemy we have realized the war had begun."

It was nearly 62 years ago when then 19-year old Arshaluis Vardanyan found his place in World War II on the northwest border of Lithuania. There were only 50 in his unit and their job was to clear the Germans from the town of Kibarti.

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


With the exception of "taxes" and "John Aschcroft", few words in my language carry the same dread as: "root canal".

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Faithful Tradition: Mass baptism meant to strengthen Armenian Church

 

Faithful Tradition: Mass baptism meant to strengthen Armenian Church


A clergyman stands before a congregation of believers and asks a question that links Armenian tradition to this contemporary gathering at Saint Zoravor Church in Yerevan.

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Land Locked: A glimpse at one man's escape to abandonment

 

Land Locked: A glimpse at one man's escape to abandonment


Abandoned villages with five or six ruined buildings each, reached by a dirt road that takes a four-wheel-drive three hours to go 40 kilometers is what the war in Karabakh left the region of Berdzor.

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Novel Approach to Student Life: New fiction departs from traditional style

 

Novel Approach to Student Life: New fiction departs from traditional style


"We will remain utopians dreaming of the ideal but in fact feeling disgusted by its realization."

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Shiny Show: Gold, diamond, precious gems on display in weekend exhibit

 

Shiny Show: Gold, diamond, precious gems on display in weekend exhibit


Yesterday (May 8) the sixth international jewelry exhibition "Goldsmith-2003" was opened in the State Conference Hall, with President Robert Kocharyan on hand to cut a ribbon to open the four-day event.

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Sports Digest:

 

Sports Digest:


Tennis (ATP Tour)

Both Andre Agassi and David Nalbandian lost in the first round of Telecom Italia Masters Roma tournament in Rome, Italy from May 5 to May 11.

See also:
 Tennis (WTA Tour)
 Football (Premier League: Fourth round)

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Water Damage: Village disease outbreak linked to contaminated reservoir

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Starting Over: Tree planting project aimed at undoing destruction

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Place of Honor: "Mother" watches over her people on Victory Day and all others

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Day of Remembrance

May 9 is Victory Day, when Armenia remembers its war veterans with ceremonies that include laying carnations and standing in formation near the Eternal Flame above Yerevan.

 





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