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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.

Arax Sargsyan:

Promising graphic artist on pictures born from subconscious

May 13, 2016
Arax Sargsyan
The greatest masters of surrealism never missed an opportunity to cite their own unconscious as an inspiration for their work. The real, conscious experience, inspired by a particular source, always poses a risk of copying others' works, with only the subconscious perception capable of making a creation unique. Colors, shades and lines whose gravitational force is felt even at the level of instincts: artist Arax Sargsyan is well aware of the art of revealing the entire spectrum of emotions of the human subconscious. Her works are flexible, lush and panoramic, even when the author uses graphics both as a basic tool and as a means of expression.

Bernard Khoury:

Dangerous interpretations of history and loss of identity in new buildings

March 25, 2016
Bernard Khoury
Well-known Lebanese architect Bernard Khoury recently paid a visit to Yerevan. Khoury is famous for his modern architectural solutions, innovative and non-standard approach, which repeatedly led him to be called the bad boy of architecture. Khoury’s works can be seen all over the world – in Dubai, Italy, Beirut, Mexico, Kuwait, Venice, New York, among many other locations. There’s a tribute to Khoury’s mastery in Armenia as well: the architect authored Tumo Plaza, the internal design and square of the Tumo Center for Creative Technologies.

Jemma Israyelyan:

Connecting Armenian Entrepreneurs to Silicon Valley

March 14, 2016
Jemma Israyelyan
The Center for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development (CEED) Foundation has been implementing various projects to boost the development of Armenia’s IT sector, Armenia – U.S. IT Acceleration Program being among them. In an interview with PanARMENIAN.Net, CEED Director Jemma Israyelyan elaborates on past projects, upcoming endeavors and the Armenia IT Startup Forum to be held in Silicon Valley.

Katrin Nyman-Metcalf:

Trust is paramount in electronic voting

March 5, 2016
Katrin Nyman-Metcalf
In the framework of constitutional reforms in Armenia, the new electoral code addresses the introduction of electronic voting among other things. PanARMENIAN.Net spoke to Katrin Nyman-Metcalf, the Head of Research at the Estonian e-Governance Academy and the Head of the Chair of Law and Technology at Tallinn Law School about the peculiarities of e-voting in Estonia and the challenges the system faces worldwide.

Andrew Mkrtchyan:

Ameriabank positive about the future

February 22, 2016
Andrew Mkrtchyan
Andrew Mkrtchyan, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Ameriabank elaborated in an interview on the future of Armenian banking system and possible developments for 2016, tackling questions on the crisis in the system, Ameriabank's recent collaboration with international financial institutions and much more. The interview was triggered by the two deals signed by Ameriabank with major IFIs: the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) invested $40 million in the capital of Ameriabank, while the International Finance Corporation (IFC) provided a $50 million subordinated loan.

Jemma Israyelyan:

Accomplished Silicon Valley venture capitalists will work with Armenian entrepreneurs

November 11, 2015
Jemma Israyelyan
With the IT sector developing fast in Armenia, small and medium enterprises need more and more global exposure and guidance by accomplished business leaders. According to Jemma Israyelyan, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development (CEED) Foundation, CEED Global Club is a great platform that brings together entrepreneurs from around the world to share experiences, explore new markets, and meet potential partners and investors globally. PanARMENIAN.Net talked to Israyelyan about CEED, its activities, target audience and much more.

Tigran Tsitoghdzyan:

The thought of having tried my utmost gave me strength in NY

September 15, 2015
Tigran Tsitoghdzyan
6 works from the New York-based Armenian artist Tigran Tsitoghdzyan's “Mirrors” series have been showcased at Cafesjian Center for the Arts since June. Tsitoghdzyan was born in Yerevan. After graduating from the State Academy of Fine Arts, he went on to study at École Cantonale d'Art du Valais in Switzerland. The artist later moved to New York, where he lives to this day. PanARMENIAN.Net spoke to the artist about his career, “Mirrors” series and New York, while PAN Photo photographed him.

Marie Lou Papazian:

Startups, their creators among Tumo's biggest achievements

September 4, 2015
Marie Lou Papazian
A new Tumo branch with a capacity of 500-1000 students opened in Artsakh, with every student to attend four Tumo classes: animation, filmmaking, web design and game development basics. Also, over 1000 students have registered to attend classes in a newly-opened Tumo branch in Gyumri. PanARMENIAN.Net conversed to Marie Lou Papazian, CEO of the Simonian Educational Foundation and Managing Director of the Tumo Center for Creative Technologies.