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 October 31, 2003 


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Hye Profile: India's Ambassador seeks to win hearts and investment in Armenia

Enter India's embassy in Yerevan on Wednesdays and the only language you will hear being spoken is Armenian.

Ambassador Deepak Vohra took just six months after his arrival in Yerevan to become fluent. He initiated the Armenian-only days at the embassy to encourage his five fellow Indian diplomats to do the same.

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Stealing Beauty: Art thieves have base motives in destroying statues


The rush for valuable metals continues in Armenia with new acts of vandalism.

On September 29 a statue measuring approximately 2.5 by 2 meters was stolen from a busy part of Yerevan's Nor Nork district. The statue, based on themes from Charent's poem "Demented Crowds" and sculpted in 1967 by the notable sculptor Sergey Baghdasaryan, is made of duralumin and this fragile work of art has probably been dismembered already.


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Pause for Thought: Political reflections on a Parliamentary crime


Closing arguments have begun in the trial of Nairi Hunanyan, accused of the October 27, 1999 killings in Parliament. ArmeniaNow correspondents Tamara Hovnatanyan and Anna Satyan asked deputies of the National Assembly (NA) to give their views of the proceedings. During these years, some have sat in the court room to follow the trial, others could not for fear they would be unable to control themselves on seeing the accused.

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Church and Estate: Clerics and academics duel over future of academy


White doves bask in the last autumn rays of sun striking the cupola of the Katoghike Saint Astvatsatsin (Holy Mary) Church. Their tender cooing mixes with the candles burning in the churchyard imbuing everything around with inner peace.

Few people in Yerevan know that the cozy St Katoghike Church is hidden behind the building of the institutes of language and economics of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia located at the intersection of Sayat-Nova and Abovyan streets.

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Hye Profile: India's Ambassador seeks to win hearts and investment in Armenia

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Naghdalyan Murder: Sargysan claims he was blackmailed into paying money

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Pause for Thought: Political reflections on a Parliamentary crime

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The Arts in seven days

 

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This week Armenia was commemorating the fourth anniversary of October 27 terroristic act in Armenian parliament and paying tribute to its victims. Among others Stepan Demirchyan visited the cemetery and laid flowers on the grave of his father, late speaker of National Assembly Karen Demirchyan.

 

 





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