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Travelling in Armenia

10 useful mobile apps for comfortable trips

October 24, 2017
Travelling in Armenia
The modern technologies, the smartphones and the mobile applications are reshaping the way people travel these days. Some think it ruins the journey, others argue that these devices and apps are actually very useful. Today, searching through the Google Play or App Store, you can find dozens of travel apps, some of which have over a million downloads.

Terry George

The Oscar-winning helmer who hopes to return to Armenia many, many times

September 25, 2017
Terry George
On a solemn night in Yerevan, stage lights at the Opera House went down, paving the way for the start of “We Promise”, a musical tribute to the Armenian Genocide, inspired by Terry George’s “The Promise” and based on its original score.

The Queen of Thieves

New York’s first female crime boss

July 31, 2017
The Queen of Thieves
The underworld of New York is often portrayed as men’s warfare; however one of the most influential crime bosses in the history of the city was a Prussian immigrant Fredericka Mandelbaum. Also called ‘The Queen of Fences’, this woman became one of the strongest criminal figures of her day, buying stolen goods and reselling them, financing criminal endeavors, and even opening a school for young criminals.

How Indians turned into Armenian Gypsies

Law-abiding and peace-loving

July 28, 2017
How Indians turned into Armenian Gypsies
During centuries, various groups of Armenians left the homeland and settled elsewhere, assimilating into their new countries and thus forever losing their national identity. However, there were also cases when representatives of other nations arrived in Armenia to become a part of the local population. Here the story of Armenian Gypsies belongs.

Wives wanted

Marriages by mail

July 26, 2017
Wives wanted
When the settlement of the western lands of North America started, men were the first to arrive. Some hoped to find gold, the others wanted to set up farms and begin a new life in a place with ample resources and unlimited freedom. However, there was one major problem: the lonely men needed women. Of course, there were females around, but their number was too small compared to the bachelors.

Holy Etchmiadzin prefers solar energy

Church invests in alternative energy sources

July 25, 2017
Holy Etchmiadzin prefers solar energy
Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, which has always welcomed implementation of green technologies, is going to use solar energy to provide its constructions with hot water. Besides, with the blessing of Catholicos of All Armenians, His Holiness Karekin II, photovoltaic array is being installed at the area by Optimum Energy company.

How planes go to die

World’s largest boneyard

July 21, 2017
How planes go to die
Airplanes have been built for decades. As these planes become outdated or no longer needed, they must be stored in boneyards and eventually disposed of. Military and airliner boneyards are located around the world, from the UK to Australia, from Canada to Russia, and elsewhere. These "boneyards" around the world serve several functions: temporary storage, maintenance, parts reclamation, and scrapping.

Cost-effectiveness or unemployment growth

Armenia’s “useless” manpower

July 20, 2017
Cost-effectiveness or unemployment growth
Back in October 2016, Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan instructed the heads of all governmental agencies to present proposals regarding reforms to be carried out within the public administration system. “Substitute the term ‘optimization’ with the term ‘drastic cuts’ to avoid misunderstanding,” the PM said at the time. PanARMENIAN.Net, in turn, presents the list of layoffs during the past year.

Devils' museum and witches' hill

How collection of horned creatures turned into museum

July 17, 2017
Devils' museum and witches' hill
Devils' Museum in Kaunas, Lithuania, is included in the list of the most unique museums in the world. Three floors have horned creatures from around the world coming in different shapes, sizes, colors and made from different materials. The devils are mischievously smiling, peeking out of the dark corner, showing the evil menace grin or a scree giggle. Some of them can be distinguished from ordinary humans only if you see horns or a tail protruding from the shaggy hair.

Armenians and Red Planet

Contributors to Mars exploration

July 12, 2017
Armenians and Red Planet
The exploration of Mars has yielded a dramatic increase in knowledge about the Martian system, focused primarily on understanding its geology and habitability potential since the late 20th century, when probes were sent from Earth to the mysterious Red Planet. Mars has long been the subject of human interest. It is a rocky planet, like Earth, which formed around the same time, yet with only half the diameter of Earth, and a far thinner atmosphere, it has a cold and desert-like surface.
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