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Welcome to Iraq

Armenian cigarettes gaining popularity

May 27, 2016
Welcome to Iraq
Torn by wars and terrorism, Iraq was not an attractive market for Armenian businesses just several years ago. Nevertheless, the successful activity of Armenian cigarette exporters made the country their Number 2 destination, following Russia.

Hovhannes Aivazovsky’s works at int’l auctions

When the priceless is sold. Part II

May 26, 2016
Hovhannes Aivazovsky’s works at int’l auctions
The canvases by Armenian-born maritime artist Hovhannes (Ivan) Aivazovsky have always been in demand at international auctions, fetching millions of dollars. PAN presents the most expensive paintings by the great master.

War rules for conflicting sides

Geneva Conventions

May 24, 2016
War rules for conflicting sides
The Geneva Conventions ratified by 196 countries are a set of treaties regarding humanitarian issues of civilians and combatants in wartime. The Geneva Conventions extensively defined the basic rights of wartime prisoners (civilians and military personnel); established protections for the wounded and sick; and established protections for the civilians in and around a war-zone.

Masons and Armenians

Formation and development of lodges

May 23, 2016
Masons and Armenians
Historically, the Armenian masonry emerged and developed in the territory of the Ottoman Empire. Four masonic lodges were initially formed within the powerful Armenian communities. Many Armenians also became members of other masonic organizations and new lodges were created by the Diaspora in the 20th century.

Armenian kings by Italian artists

Illustration of Armenian history

May 21, 2016
Armenian kings by Italian artists
At the end of the 19th century the Mekhitarist fathers requested famous Venetian artists to make an illustrated chronicle of Armenian history. The names of some are known to us: Giuliano Zasso, Giovanni Fusaro and Giuseppe Canella.

Armenian game industry (video)

Ambitious megaprojects

 May 20, 2016
Armenian game industry
The rapid development of game industry inevitably results in “churning out” of numerous products. The output of sequels and prequels of popular computer games doesn’t improve their quality. Despite this fact, there are a number of developers striving to produce something worthwhile. In general, these are independent teams, who develop a product from the ground up and deliver a masterpiece after a long period of time.

Russian troops massacre by Caucasian Tatars

Forgotten history

May 19, 2016
Russian troops massacre by Caucasian Tatars
There are a lot of historical episodes and phenomena that are interpreted and presented differently by different sources. However, there are events that all parties prefer to forget. The massacre of Russian soldiers by Caucasian Turks (also referred to as Transcaucasian Tatars, the ancestors of Azerbaijanis) in Shamkhor in 1918 is one of such events.

When the priceless is sold

Auctioned Armenian masterpieces

May 17, 2016
When the priceless is sold
Armenian art pieces are not only displayed at museums across the globe but are also part of collections bought at prestigious actions Sotheby’s and Christie's. These are mostly medieval manuscripts and miniatures.

Radiation poisoning victim Harry Daghlian

Armenian-born scientist’s fatal experiment

May 16, 2016
Radiation poisoning victim Harry Daghlian
24-year-old Harry Daghlian was irradiated as a result of a criticality accident that occurred when he dropped a tungsten carbide brick onto a 6.2 kg plutonium–gallium alloy bomb core. This core, subsequently nicknamed the "demon core", was also involved in the death of another physicist in an accident the following year.

20th anniv. of Coca-Cola Hellenic Armenia

Business, achievements, accomplishments

May 13, 2016
20th anniv. of Coca-Cola Hellenic Armenia
Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company Armenia celebrates the 20th anniversary of its activity in our country. On this occasion, the Company gathered its partners, employees, clients, representatives of the Government, diplomatic missions, NGOs, management of other affiliates, as well as people close to the company.
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