June 24, 2010
The latest developments in the South Caucasus, specifically in Nagorno Karabakh conflict zone gave rise to various forecasts and comments. With Azerbaijan's frequent threats of war and blackmail as well as failure of Armenian-Turkish rapprochement process, the situation gets more and more tensed. Deputy dean of history chair of Moscow State University, Dr. Alexei Vlasov commented on the situation to PanARMENIAN.Net.
May 8, 2010
American Alexis Ohanian is first of all known as the cofounder of reddit.com, a popular social news website where visitors can share, vote and discover interesting links from all over the Internet. However, Armenia learnt of him only after his presentation at TED, which the conference made available online. In 2007, not long after selling reddit to Condé Nast, Alexis founded Breadpig, a social enterprise based on selling geeky things and donating the profits. Their most recent success was the book, xkcd: volume 0, the publisher profits of which built a school in Laos with more schools on the way. Alexis is visiting Armenia for the first time as a volunteer of Kiva, a non-profit online microcredit platform. He is already planning his next visit to his historical homeland.
May 6, 2010
In April, Armenia hosted the concerts of American singer of Armenian descent Eva Medzorian. The concert earnings were given to Armenian families and children as charitable contribution. This woman knows Armenia and its problems not by hearsay. She has had time to study them as chairwoman of various charitable organizations, associations and Armenian schools, and also thanks to her ability to listen to others but verify everything herself. For several years spouses Jack and Eva Medzorian have been engaged in charity work in Armenia. Eva Medzorian established a medical fund which in the years of need supplied Armenian hospitals with latest equipment. With the help of this fund Eva was able to assemble 1.5 million dollars in support of the victims of the 1988 Spitak earthquake.
April 19, 2010
The situation in the South Caucasus remains strained despite the efforts the United States and Russia exert to maintain the fragile peace in the Karabakh conflict area and in the region, as a whole. Normalization of Armenian-Turkish relations remains undecided while Azeri President’s threats to start a new war seem endless. Peacekeeper, first director of the NKR-based Center of Civil Initiatives NGO and coordinator of the international working group on missing persons and exchange of POWs Albert Voskanyan comments on the current situation to PanARMENIAN.Net.
April 7, 2010
According to experts’ forecasts, Armenia’s economy is near to overcome the financial crisis, which has taught good lesson, revealing its most vulnerable sides - weak diversification, dependence on remittances, and bringing forth the necessity to stimulate local manufacturers for boosting export opportunities. General Manager of ProCredit Bank Armenia, Mr. Bertolt Hertzfeldt presented his vision for 2010 in an interview with PanARMENIAN.Net.
March 15, 2010
Nagorno Karabakh conflict is in focus of the international community. The latest developments have instigated the interest of the international institutions, specifically the OSCE. PanARMENIAN.Net requested Mr. Joao Soares, President of the OSCE PA, to comment on the organization’s approaches to the problem.
March 9, 2010
Mr. Arnold Stepanian, Chairman of the Public Movement “Multinational Georgia”, coordinator of the Assembly of Armenians of Tbilisi is one of the most well known political activists of the Armenian community. He started his political career well before the “Rose Revolution”. Disillusioned with the values of the “Revolution”, he looked for the truth in the ranks of the opposition. However, he returned to the community, as he deems that protection of its interests is his principle task today. The reason of the interview with Mr. Arnold Stepanian was the forthcoming local elections, which are planned to take place in Georgia in spring.
January 24, 2010
The problems of the higher education have always been urgent, and this fact is especially evident now taking into account that there are no special obstacles in that field. However, it is not always possible to receive a high quality education and sometimes young people face a dilemma what university and country to choose. On the prospects of the cooperation between Armenia and Russia in the field of the higher education deputy director of SU-HSE branch in Saint-Petersburg, professor of sociology department of the SU-HSE branch in Saint Petersburg, Daniil Alexandrov to PanARMENIAN.Net:
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February 18, 2009
Armenia is dynamically integrating into European structures. The inclusion of the republic in the Eastern Partnership initiative can encourage closer cooperation with Europe and offer a stability and security guarantee. Head of the European Commission Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Raul de Luzenberger commented to PanARMENIAN.Net on prospects for the initiative.
February 10, 2009
The regular meeting between the Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan in Zurich late January gingered up the OSCE MG Co-chairs, who are planning a regional visit in the near future. European structures are pressing for soonest resolution of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, which they consider to be an obstacle to regional development. OSCE PA Special Representative on Nagorno Karabakh Goran Lennmarker comments to PanARMENIAN.Net on his vision for the conflict resolution.