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 October 31, 2003 


 



Water Alert: Sewage in drinking water provokes emergency response to prevent disease


The torrential downpour that marked the arrival of the fall in Yerevan last week caused unexpected health danger to thousands of the city's residents.

Rain streams damaged the shabby pipes of drinking water and sewage with the result that on Sunday morning the residents of Arabkir and part of the Kentron (Center) communities of Yerevan received a blend of sewage and drinking water in their apartments.



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


We're nothing if not ambitious here at ArmeniaNow so let me try to go one better than Dickens and offer you a tale of three cities. Adapted for the cinema.

Scene one: Armenia 2020. A place of the imagination, constructed in 2003 by people who want to encourage consideration of the future and what it will take to make a better one.


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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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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.


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Taking the Pulse: Reformed elite is tasked with improving medical services in Armenia's regions


When three years ago the grade of chief specialist in Armenia's healthcare service was abolished by order of the former Minister of Health and 80 chief specialists dismissed, few thought that there would be a continuation of that story.

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Young at Art: Center presents the world through the eyes of children


For 30 years, the Armenian National Aesthetic Center has offered children a chance to turn their imaginings into art.

It was founded on the base of the Children's Art Gallery in 1970, at that time the only one in the world dedicated to exhibiting only children's art. Today this gallery has branches in six cities of Armenia, where 3,500 children make their first steps in the world of art, acquiring a rich knowledge of art history, literature, Biblical themes, and national art.

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Double Fault: Sargsyan, Nalbandian fall at the final hurdles


Tennis (ATP Tour)


Sargis Sargsyan was runner-up at the St. Petersburg Open International Series Tournament taking place from October 20 to 26.

Sargsyan lost the final 4-6, 3-6 to third seed Gustavo Kuerten from Brazil, who won his 19th career title.


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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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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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