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 September 26, 2003 


No place like home.

Empties: The hard life of Armenia's "bomzhs"


At about 2 a.m., Artur goes to work. His "job" is collecting bottles in rubbish dumps near buildings.

"As soon as you touch rubbish you are a bomzh (vagrant) from that moment on," says Artur.


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Potential on Display: Exhibition courts outside interests in Armenian business


About 250 businessmen, including 150 Diaspora Armenians from 26 countries (Russia, USA, Syria, Canada, Australia and others) met this week in a three-day ""Panarmenian Expo-2003".

The goal of the Armenia-Diaspora Congress expo was to present Armenia to Diaspora businessmen as a favorable and healthy investment environment.

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


Seven years ago this week I discovered Armenia. She had been here many millennia before me of course. All my life, though, this whole region had been hidden under the cloak of the USSR, which in my incomplete education lumped everything as "Russia".

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Unpopular Prices: Increase in goods and services may be necessary, but are unwelcome


Seventy-six year old Anahit Atoyan says that early this summer when she heard news about increase of prices of essential goods such as bread, she immediately started to curse the government. But more price increases announced in the past two weeks made the pensioner cry with helplessness.

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"Hot Culture": Performance festivals welcome foreign talent and new theaters


The "ArmMono" Mono performance (monolgoues), the First International Theatrical Festival, has begun in Yerevan and will continue through the weekend, offering performances by local and foreign artists.

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Border Talk: Media and officials fuel speculation of Turk-Armenian opening


"Talks about possible reopening of Armenian-Turkish border became more serious especially after the war in Iraq," says Suren Baghdasaryan, a Turkish expert at the Institute of Scientific Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia.

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Protecting the Past: The history of Yerevan is held in the hands of dedicated museum workers


While all around her every morning Yerevan awakens to its dizzy speed of modern living, Armineh Karapetyan finds her way through the chaos of Mashtots Avenue and into the past.

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Sports Digest: Vanadzor lad tops in chess


Tennis (WTA/ATP rankings)

Two women tennis players of Armenian heritage have finished their participation at the WTA tournament taking place in Leipzig, Germany this week.

 

See also:
 Chess (U10 European Chess Championships)
Football (FIFA rankings)

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The Naghdalyan Case: Murder trial moves on with details of meetings and plots

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Minding the Media: New law draws protests from journalists

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Help for the Hurting: Health care specialists learning new methods of treating childhood depression

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Celebrating independence from construction

On Independence Day (September 21), Yerevan residents got a first look at the newly rebuilt Republic Square. Pavement packers led the parade.

 





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