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Scholar: Armenian Genocide and American silence still unbroken

Afraid it could hurt the feelings of its Turkish ally, the United States has consistently refrained from Genocide recognition.

May 22, 2015
Scholar: Armenian Genocide and American silence still unbroken
The ghastly scenes are familiar: boxcars bursting with human freight, soldiers leading death marches as if shepherding flocks, mass graves swallowing up the cadaverous bodies of the living and the dead. Such are the scenes of the Holocaust that a few infamous photographs have impressed upon the popular consciousness.

Third digital exhibit on Armenian Genocide goes online

The exhibit includes previously unpublished photographs of Zeytun and reproduces newly released images from German sources.

February 2, 2015
Third digital exhibit on Armenian Genocide goes online
A third digital exhibit on the Armenian Genocide consisting of 128 images on 24 panels entitled "The First Deportation: The German Railroad, the American Hospital, and the Armenian Genocide" was released by the Armenian National Institute (ANI), Armenian Genocide Museum of America (AGMA) and Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly).

Derby hosts Armenian Genocide recognition event, Turkish embassy tries to interfere

To give the whole occasion the due respect it deserved, I invited a representation from the Armenian Embassy in London to join the day.

January 30, 2015
Derby hosts Armenian Genocide recognition event, Turkish embassy tries to interfere
Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) takes place on January 27 each year to remember the Nazi atrocities during the Second World War, and subsequent Genocides throughout the world. It is an important day marked in many of the major cities in the UK, and governed by a central committee in London.

University of Birmingham hotspot of Karabakh discussions

The University of Birmingham is an open platform for expression.

December 2, 2014
University of Birmingham hotspot of Karabakh discussions
The University of Birmingham hosted a round-table discussion on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict Nov 26, followed by a seminar The Challenges and Choices of the South Caucasus: Between Political, Cultural and Economic Priorities hosted by a Russian expert Denis Dvornikov. Later, several Armenian media outlets hurried to slam the event, accusing the organizers of bias. The expert commented on the situation amid the media scandal.

Armenians and Armenian photographers in Ottoman Empire

Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of the Gigord collection is the number of images taken by Armenian photographers.

November 11, 2014
Armenians and Armenian photographers in Ottoman Empire
Julia Grimes, research assistant at the Getty Research Institute, introduces a fascinating selection of images from the Pierre de Gigord Collection detailing Armenian life in the 19th-century Ottoman Empire, many from the studio of Armenian photographers Pascal Sebah and the Abdullah Frères.

15 Friends of Scotland

Top 15 of European states and regions where the population won independence against the will of the center or struggles to be recognized as independent.

September 29, 2014
15 Friends of Scotland
In a September 18 vote, Scotland stepped back from the brink of ending the 307-year-old union with England and Wales and rejected the prospectus for independence to remain part of the United Kingdom. However, dozens of European regions would like to alter the existing borders.

Karabakh: recognition is the only humanitarian option

Taken literally, then no country is truly independent with many relying on financial and military support from other countries or institutions.

September 1, 2014
Karabakh: recognition is the only humanitarian option
As Nagorno-Karabakh (NKR) celebrates the 23rd Anniversary of its Declaration of Independence, the country remains in the unsatisfactory position of still being globally unrecognised. The route out of this situation seems complicated; history provides many conflicting examples which serve only to confuse and not to enlighten.

Desecrated relics of Kessab

Jabhat al-Nusra extremist group militants raided the Armenian Evangelical Holy Trinity Church and Missakian Cultural Center in Kessab.

June 25, 2014
Desecrated relics of Kessab
L’observatoire de la Christianophobie French website posted the photos of destroyed and desecrated churches of Kessab after liberation of the town.

22 years since Karabakh blockade was broken

Before liberation of Lachin, Karabakh was under a severe economic blockade, with electricity and gas supplies halted.

May 19, 2014
22 years since Karabakh blockade was broken
22 years ago, on May 18, 1992, the defense army of Artsakh liberated Lachin (now Berdzor), with the move becoming a military, political and psychological victory.

Ancient settlement of Shushi: history unearthed

"Discovery of the fortress of Karkar was the highlight of the excavation," archeologist Hamlet Petrosyan said.

May 15, 2014
Ancient settlement of Shushi: history unearthed
Ancient settlement of Shushi, dating back to the 7th century B.C. spreads along the walls of the old Shushi fortress. Villagers, ploughing up the flank of the hill at the fortress's wall were the ones to stumble upon its remains: bronze age weapons, skeletons, household items which were used to determine the date.
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