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 October 24, 2003 


One month ago the renovated Puppet Theatre opened its season with “Little Ida’s Flowers”



Frozen Performance: Lincy renovated theaters face closure as municipal service demands prepayment for heating


One month ago Yerevan's popular Puppet Theatre had a grand opening to show off its new and modern hall provided by a $550,000 renovation by the Lincy Foundation. The theater got new seats, a new sound and lighting system and new facilities for enhancing the art of its actors and designers.


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Lost and Found: Reform school becomes reformed school for the "socially vulnerable"


"As soon as we reached Vardashen they took us to lockup. They stripped us, poured cold water on us and beat us up with anything they found. Then they locked us up and starved us for three days."

This is one of the numerous evidences recorded between 1997 and 1999 by workers of the French Medecins sans Frontieres organization (MSF - Doctors without Borders) and given by children who had spent time in Vardashen Special Educational Complex.


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The Naghdalyan Case: Armen Sargsyan faces his accusers


Attention in the Tigran Naghdalyan murder trial turned again to accused killer John Harutyunyan and co-defendant Felix Arustamyan this week.

Armen Sargsyan, the brother of slain Prime Minister Vazgen Sargsyan, is accused of ordering Naghdalyan's murder (allegedly for $75,000). He was expected to testify, however his testimony was postponed when an isolation ward doctor confirmed that Sargsyan is in bad health, suffering from stomach and kidney problems.


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


The killings took only a few minutes, but in some ways Armenia is still recovering from wounds inflicted four years ago next Monday when five idiots pretending to be revolutionaries shot up parliament.


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Mount Pleasant: Villagers enjoy fruits of their labors


The mountains looming on the horizon look similar, except one that is crowned with a yellow-reddish wreath. Its gilded peak rises above grey clouds covering slopes where Gegard village in Kotayk region lives with its cares and joys.

When you take a closer look, the wreath turns into pear and apple orchards between which the roofs of individual houses are winking.


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Horsing Around: First equestrian event introduces show jumping to Armenia


Some horses with sad eyes are looking around while others are actively pawing at the ground while the horsemen carefully move them into place and treat them with tender care.

Combs slide through thick tails and manes in a kind of horse cosmetology. One horseman weaves his horse's mane into unique braids so that his horse stands out from the others.

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Sports Digest: Armenian women tops in chess


Chess (European Team Championships)


The Armenian women's chess team has won the European Team Championship held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, October 11-20.

 

See also:
 Tennis
 Football ("Ararat-73")


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October 27: A few minutes of terror, a few years of asking why

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October 27: Public outcry and the political impact of terrorism

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The Tragedy of Trafficking: Organizations want to see a more active fight in Armenia

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Surviving members of the legendary Ararat football team were reunited Friday October 24 for a match to mark the 30th anniversary of their Soviet league
championship and cup double-winning season in 1973. The team played an all-star former Soviet national side at Yerevan's Hrazdan stadium.

 





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