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Armenian pilot Samvel Machkalyan:

15 months in African jail

June 6, 2016
Armenian pilot Samvel Machkalyan
On March 8, 2004, six Armenian pilots were detained in a small but oil-rich African country Equatorial Guinea. The crew members of AN-12 cargo jet were accused of plotting coup d’état to overthrow President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

Matthew Karanian:

"Historical Armenia: 100 years later". Defending historical heritage

January 20, 2015
Matthew Karanian
Matthew Karanian, a representative of the second generation of Armenian-Americans, is readying for publication his book "Historical Armenia: 100 years later", a guide to Ani, Van, and other six provinces of Western Armenia, with photos, maps and other information on how and where to go based on author's own travel experience. Karanian told PanARMENIAN.Net about the difficulties of his first visit, the motivation for writing the book, the Turkish vandalism and the necessity of standing up for historical heritage. The book will be released on February 15.

Movses Hakobyan:

Fragile, but lasting peace in Karabakh best achievement of defense army

May 9, 2013
Movses Hakobyan
On May 9, Armenians celebrate a triple holiday: the Victory Day, the NKR Defense Army Day and Liberation of Shushi. The Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh) Republic Defense Minister, defense army commander, Lieutenant General Movses Hakobyan spoke about the achievements and shortcomings of the defense army, as well as its regional role in an interview with PanARMENIAN.Net.

Mary Papazian:

Education is at the heart of Armenia’s future

November 26, 2012
Mary Papazian
Dr. Mary A. Papazian was inaugurated as 11th President of the Southern Connecticut University on September 28, 2012. Last week, Dr. Papazian and her husband, Dr. Dennis Papazian, the National Grand Commander of Knights of Vartan and founding Director of the Armenian Research Center at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, visited Yerevan to receive honorary doctorate from Armenian State Pedagogical University. In an interview with PanARMENIAN.Net, Dr. Papazian outlined her vision for the future of the University as well as a possible cooperation with Armenian higher education institutions.

Mateusz Piskorski:

Aliyev’s confidence in his rectitude transformed into impudence

September 17, 2012
Mateusz Piskorski
Ramil Safarov’s case stirred the whole world, at least the most intellectual part of it. Azerbaijan’s president is facing increasing opposition and charges of lie. Ilham Aliyev’s recent moves clearly demonstrated that he believes hostilities are the only way to seize Artsakh. The director of European Center of Geopolitical Analysis Mateusz Piskorski (Poland) shares his views on this in an interview with PanARMENIAN.Net.

Ewald Stadler:

Turkey will never join EU

April 26, 2012
Ewald Stadler
Turkey’s entry into EU would further increase the danger of islamization of Europe, Johann Ewald Stadler said. Ahead of the parliamentary elections in Armenia, PanARMENIAN.Net had an interview with Johann Ewald Stadler, Austrian representative in the European Parliament. Stadler will visit Armenia as member of the observing mission of the International Center of Election Systems (ICES). Speaking in Austria’s parliament on April 24, Stadler called on Turkey to recognize the Armenian Genocide. In 2011, Austrian MP demanded that Turkish ambassador in Vienna be banished.

Vladimir Kazimirov:

European Parliament’s proposal to replace French mandate with that of EU in OSCE MG will not be approved

April 21, 2012
Vladimir Kazimirov
Some activity has been noticeable in the Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement recently. The OSCE Minsk Group chairs reiterated readiness to deepen humanitarian cooperation during their latest visit, while the European Parliament mulls replacement of the French mandate with that of the EU in the Minsk Group. Following presidential elections in Russia, views have been expressed forecasting tougher Russian stance on Karabakh issue with Vladimir Putin coming to power. The First Vice Chairman of the Association of Russian Diplomats, former co-chair of the OSCE MG Vladimir Kazimirov commented on recent developments in Karabakh process in an interview with PanARMENIAN.Net.

Nikolai Kolchugin:

West stubbornly seeks confrontation with Iran

April 5, 2012
Nikolai Kolchugin
Iran’s nuclear program, Western sanctions against Iranian oil supply, suspension of bank transfers - all this maintains increased tension over the past months worldwide. Tensed relations with neighbors like Turkey and Azerbaijan make it harder to reach an agreement with Iran. Expert in Near and Middle East, candidate of historic sciences, associate professor Nikolai Kolchugin shares his views on the “Iranian problem” with PanARMENIAN.Net.

Sir Brian Fall:

Progress in Karabakh talks possible by summer

May 2, 2011
Sir Brian Fall
UK’s special representative for the South Caucasus, Sir Bryan Fall visited Yerevan lately. In a conversation with a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter, he commented on his vision for the Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement and Armenian-British relations.

Valery Kiporenko:

Murders in Baku and Sumgait were committed under same motto

January 13, 2011
Valery Kiporenko
2011 marks the 21st anniversary of the Armenian massacre in Baku. Colonel Valery Kiporenko had served on the USSR Security for State Committee (KGB) investigating group in Sumgait and Baku for seven months. 21 years later, he recollects those events in an interview with PanARMENIAN.Net and Analitika.at.ua.