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Armenia among most religious and USSR-nostalgic nations

Facts and figures

May 11, 2017
Armenia among most religious and USSR-nostalgic nations
Nostalgia for the USSR is common among Armenians, and the majority identify themselves as followers of the Armenian Apostolic Church, according to a major new Pew Research Center survey of 18 countries in Central and Eastern Europe. In addition to religious identity, beliefs and practices, and national identity, the survey explores respondents’ views on social issues, democracy, the economy, religious and ethnic pluralism, and more.

Otri Trio performs for children with disabilities

Chance to have another dream

May 6, 2017
Otri Trio performs for children with disabilities
On May 5, 2017, Yervand Kochar Museum in Yerevan hosted a concert organized by a group of Armenian musicians and Pyunik charity organization for an unusual audience. More than 10 children with disabilities were invited to listen to the works by Aram Khachaturian, Komitas and Dmitri Shostakovich.

Fashionable or absurd?

Horse in suit and pet boutiques

May 5, 2017
Fashionable or absurd?
While animal rights activists call to stop killing poor creatures to make fashionable dresses, some designers create clothes for favorite pets. Dressed dogs and cats are no longer a wonder, but in March 2016, the world saw a horse in a suit.

Armenian Genocide in photos

11 shots of awful tragedy

April 24, 2017
Armenian Genocide in photos
The history of the Armenian Genocide had been fixed in dozens of thousands of documents – diplomatic reports, evidences of the witnesses, memoirs and oral narratives. Besides, there are hundreds of photographs made by Armenians and foreigners during those years of horror.

From sundials to wristwatches

History of timekeeping

April 8, 2017
From sundials to wristwatches
People often complain about the lack of time. Indeed, for many of us having 24 hours in a day is not enough to sleep, eat, work and have a rest. To orient in time, humanity invented the clock, a unique device that went through a lot of transformations from huge stone discs to tiny watches.

General without army

Samvel Babayan’s post-war life

March 25, 2017
General without army
17 years after the assassination attempt on then-President of the Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh) Republic, Arkady Ghukassian, on March 22, 2000, the Armenian law enforcers announced on March 22, 2017, that the NKR Defense Army former commander Samvel Babayan was arrested during the investigation of an attempt to smuggle in IGLA surface-to-air missile system.

Azeri attack or pilot’s fault?

The crash of Armenian Yak-40

March 24, 2017
Azeri attack or pilot’s fault?
On August 1, 1990, a civil aircraft en route from Yerevan to Stepanakert crashed, killing the crew and all passengers onboard. According to the official narrative, the plane plunged due to the mistakes made by the pilots and controllers; however, the possibility of an Azerbaijani attack was much spoken about at that time. The truth never got through.

Unique Armenian polyfoil

Teghenyats monastery

February 8, 2017
Unique Armenian polyfoil
Teghenyats monastery is located just 40 km away from Yerevan in a forested fold of the Tsaghkunyats mountain range not far from Buzhakan village of Armenia’s Kotayk province. PanARMENIAN.Net talked about this impressive medieval monument to Gagik Sargsyan, the director of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography at the RA Academy of Sciences, while PAN Photo took the photographs.

Deadly road of heroin addiction

“I’ll just try it once”

February 2, 2017
Deadly road of heroin addiction
Heroin, also known as diamorphine among other names, is an opiate typically used as a recreational drug for its euphoric effects. Medically it is occasionally used to relieve pain and as a form of opioid replacement therapy alongside counseling. Heroin is typically injected, usually into a vein, however, it can also be smoked, snorted or inhaled. Onset of effects is usually rapid and lasts for a few hours.

Myths and facts about left-handedness

From stress to schizophrenia

January 25, 2017
Myths and facts about left-handedness
There's an often-quoted opinion that right-handed people live on average nine years longer than left-handed people. The theory that was advanced by American psychologists Diane Halpern and Stanley Coren has both supporters and critics. Let’s look into the myths and facts about left-handedness.
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