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June 18, 2004


Features: People and events of interest

Ship of State: Re-creation of ancient Armenia sea days set to sail

Next week the sailing ship Cilicia will start its long-expected voyage. The ship that took 11 years to build will be launched in the Georgian port of Poti, some 650 kilometers from where it was first tested two years ago in Lake Sevan.

Its voyage will take Cilicia and a crew of 14 through the Black Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, onto the Atlantic Ocean toward a final destination, Amsterdam.

The ambitious idea of constructing an Armenian vessel (in a country that is land locked) came to life through members of the Ayas Nautical Research Club.

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From Rooms with Bugs to Service with a Smile: Hotel Armenia officially becomes Armenia Marriott

Hotel Armenia was officially put on the map of international accommodation this week with a Grand Opening that attached the Marriott name to the former state hotel.

Ceremonies Monday culminated five years of restoration and a multi-million dollar effort by a group of Diaspora Armenians to realize a world-class investment in Armenia.

“This is an exiting time for our local community and guests,” said Katrin Hentszel, General Manager of Armenia Marriott. “This one and only international brand name hotel in all Armenia has evolved from an aged hotel into one of Marriott’s nicest and modern properties.”

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Cloned: Armenia goes Arabic over wildly popular soap opera

Questions of whether Armenia is “ Middle East”, “Central Asian”, “EurAsian”, etc. might find an answer every day at noon and 6:30 p.m.

If the popularity of the Arabic-centered television serial “Clone” is an indication, Armenia is crazy for the East.

In Yerevan, the soap opera is having an influence on fashion, on music, and, probably, on household dinner times.

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Work Ethic: Land and Culture marks 15 years in Armenia

On an unusually quiet day at the office of Land and Culture Organization, staff member Rubina Markosyan shows a guest letters from volunteers who have spent parts of their summers in Armenia over the past 14 years.

“Summer, 2003, Shushi, day two, on the way to the hospital. I’ve come here for myself, just for myself. There are no patterns here and no times, no leaving and returning.

I am a complete continuation. Many different people are trying to speak the same language.

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Continued Education: Popular center in Nork offers after-school development

Tigran is 6 and is still too short to work at a sculptor’s desk, so he stands on a chair.

“Now, I’m sculpting a lion” he says. To the question of who shows him how to sculpt he answers: “I’m making it up.”

He always sculpts animals; the first one was a horse. He doesn’t remember how long he’s been attending sculpting classes and how many hours he works per day, but he assures that he doesn’t get tired.

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Rumors of Settlement: US Ambassador denies reports of Karabakh proposal

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Uneasy Talk About Peace: Karabakh and Armenia face different problems advisor says

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A Byte with...

Anush Arshakyan

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The Week in seven days

 
 


The Arts in seven days

 

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This Land is Our Land

Non-governmental organizations in Armenia organized a march against deforestation and other ecological catastrophies June 12 in Yerevan.

 


According to Agnes
 

  Inside
 

Rumors of Settlement: US Ambassador denies reports of Karabakh proposal

Full story

 
 

Uneasy Talk About Peace: Karabakh and Armenia face different problems advisor says

Full story

 
 

A Byte with...

Anush Arshakyan

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.
 
 
 
 

This Land is Our Land

Non-governmental organizations in Armenia organized a march against deforestation and other ecological catastrophies June 12 in Yerevan.

 






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