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July 2, 2004


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Turf War: Farmers fight to save ancient gardens from becoming a concrete jungle

Despite heavy rain, a group of about 40 protestors gathered near the Parliament on June 28 in the latest demonstration over the fate of ancient gardens.

The Dalma Gardens cover 530 hectares of land near the Tsitsernakaberd Genocide Memorial in Yerevan and have a history stretching back 3,000 years. It is now considered a cultural-historical monument where, since ancient times, grapes have been grown and wine produced.

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Pilgrims’ Progress: Young people gather for a day of spiritual reflection and discovery

There was a larger than usual gathering of visitors to the Holy See of Echmiatsin on June 27. About 2,000 young people from different universities and schools in Yerevan gathered there for a day of pilgrimage declared by the Araratian Patriarchal Diocese.

Students from the Diaspora are also here together with local young people for the event which has been mainly organized by the Youth Union of the Araratian Patriarchal Diocese. They are led in the pilgrimage by the head of the Araratian Patriarchal Diocese, Bishop Navasard Ktchoyan.

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Resolved: Survey finds Armenians ready to defend Karabakh at all costs

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Setting the Pace: Kocharyan’s speech at Council of Europe wins praise and criticism at home

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A Byte with...

Christine Pepelyan

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Bearing Fruit

A priest blesses a bowl of Armenian apricots prior to the opening of the Golden Apricot International Film Festival in Yerevan on June 30. The fruit was handed out to guests at the opening ceremony at the city's Moscow Cinema.

 


According to Agnes
 

  Inside
 

Resolved: Survey finds Armenians ready to defend Karabakh at all costs

Full story

 
 

Setting the Pace: Kocharyan’s speech at Council of Europe wins praise and criticism at home

Full story

 
 

A Byte with...

Christine Pepelyan

Full story


 


 


The Week in seven days

 
 


The Arts in seven days

 

  Photo of the week
  Click here to enlarge.
Click on the photo above to enlarge.
 
 
 
 

Bearing Fruit

A priest blesses a bowl of Armenian apricots prior to the opening of the Golden Apricot International Film Festival in Yerevan on June 30. The fruit was handed out to guests at the opening ceremony at the city's Moscow Cinema.

 






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