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‘Frame Reshuffle’ at Ararat Museum

ARARAT Visitors’ Center of Yerevan Brandy Company in association with PAN Photo Agency are launching a photo project titled ‘Frame Reshuffle’

November 28, 2014
‘Frame Reshuffle’ at Ararat Museum

How to make Zhengyalov Hats

Making Zhengyalov Hats is a ceremony that is meant to bring family members and friends together.

November 20, 2014
How to make Zhengyalov Hats
Zhengyalov Hats, a combination of various types of greens with dough is one of the most famous dishes in Artsakh cuisine. There are different Zhengyalov Hats recipes with a mix of up to 20 kinds of greens. Beyond Karabakh, it’s very popular in Armenian towns of Kapan and Goris. In some areas, it’s also made with nettle.

15 years later: Armenia parliament shooting

In court, the leader of the group insisted the terrorist act was meant to “rid Armenia from the anti-national regime.”

October 27, 2014
15 years later: Armenia parliament shooting
On October 27, 1999, five men led by journalist and former ARFD member Nairi Hunanyan, armed with Kalashnikov rifles hidden under long coats, broke into the National Assembly building, shooting dead Prime Minister Vazgen Sargsyan, deputy parliament speakers Yuri Bakhshyan and Ruben Miroyan, Operative Issues Minister Leonard Petrosyan, MPs Armenak Armenakyan, Mikael Kotanyan and Henrik Abrahamyan.

Syrian war: Armenian district in Aleppo hit by napalm bombs

Napalm is a mixture of a thickening/gelling agent and petroleum or a similar fuel for use in an incendiary device.

October 6, 2014
Syrian war: Armenian district in Aleppo hit by napalm bombs
Syrian rebels have thrown napalm bombs at the Armenian-populated Nor Gyugh district in Aleppo, Kantsasar newspaper reported. The paper says Turkey is involved in the continuous destruction of the Armenian districts.

Where do Armenians spend their vacations?

The overwhelming majority give preference to the sea. Affordability comes first, followed by the location of the hotel and sand beach.

September 29, 2014
Where do Armenians spend their vacations?
Where do Armenians spend their vacation? As an anecdote says, ordinary Armenian citizens go to Georgia, people with average income travel to Turkey while the rich ones prefer Armenian resorts. To find out whether the joke is true, PanARMENIAN.Net contacted several Yerevan-based travel agencies.

Battle of Sardarapat: A Story of Courage

On May 28, Armenia marks the Day of the First Republic proclaimed in 1918 following a victory over Ottoman Forces in Sardarapat Battle.

May 28, 2014
Battle of Sardarapat: A Story of Courage
The Battle of Sardarapat was a battle of the Caucasus Campaign of World War I that took place near Sardarapat (modern-day Armavir), Armenia from May 21–29, 1918. Sardarapat was only 40 kilometers west of the city of Yerevan. The battle is currently seen as not only stopping the Ottoman advance into the rest of Armenia but also preventing the complete destruction of the Armenian nation.

From the history of Armenian coins: Armenia's national currency marks 20th anniv.

Thies Clemenz: I wish that the Dram will continue to power Armenia’s economy as it moves into the next stage of its growth.

November 22, 2013
From the history of Armenian coins: Armenia's national currency marks 20th anniv.
Armenian national currency – Dram – marks the 20th anniversary November 22. In 2013, the Central Bank of Armenia issued a commemorative silver coin dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the national currency.

From the history of Armenian coins: Jubilee and commemorative coins

The CBA has issued series of silver, gold, copper-nickel alloy coins since 1994; 193 types of coins were issued as of Feb 2013.

November 21, 2013
From the history of Armenian coins: Jubilee and commemorative coins
The Central Bank of Armenia has issued series of silver, gold, copper-nickel alloy coins since 1994.

From the history of Armenian coins: Investment coins

In many countries, transactions with investment coins are VAT-exempt, what makes them attractive for the population.

November 18, 2013
From the history of Armenian coins: Investment coins
Investment or ingot coins refer to a special group of coins minted of precious metals: gold, silver, platinum or palladium. Their mintage is a simple process and, unlike, commemorative coins, they lack semi-precious and precious stones, colorful enamel or special wrapping. In many countries, transactions with investment coins are VAT-exempt, what makes them attractive for the population. The cost is calculated on the basis of everyday price quotation of precious metals.

From the history of Armenian coins: New bank notes

All bank notes have high level of protection.

November 16, 2013
From the history of Armenian coins: New bank notes
After the announcement of Armenian national currency, bank notes and coins (including commemorative coins) were issued. Bank notes with the value from 10 to 500 Drams were put into circulation on November 22, 1993. Later, in 1994, a bank note with the value of 1000 drams was issued, followed by the edition of 5000-dram bank note in 1995.
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