Turkish and Azeri circles were displeased with my latest column where I had analyzed Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s phone call to Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan. Azerbaijan’s Trend news agency published a ridiculous article by Elmira Tariverdiyeva, titled: “Yerevan’s failed phone call or why Trump did not respond.” She is the head of Trend’s Russian-language news service. The Azeri article is replete with nonsensical and false assertions. The author, who has a limited knowledge of American politics, calls the Pence-Sargsyan phone calls a “disaster.” She wrongly claims that Pence simply returned Sargsyan’s phone call. In fact, it was Vice President-elect Pence who made the call to Pres. Sargsyan. The real disaster is that the President of filthy rich Azerbaijan, Aliyev, would have been unable to talk to Pres.-elect Trump or Vice President-elect Pence without the assistance of highly-paid lobbyists in Washington! The Azeri journalist goes on to make bigger gaffes by claiming that Hillary Clinton’s defeat “was a big disappointment for Yerevan. It is known that Clinton maintained fairly close relationships with an extensive Armenian diaspora in the US.” Elmira does not seem to know much about either Armenia or the Diaspora. Contrary to her false assertion, most Armenians did not support Clinton! Continue reading
Հայկական բարեգործական ընդհանուր միության ՝ (ՀԲԸՄ) 110-ամյակին նվիրված միջոցառումների շրջանակներում ՀՀ վարչապետ Կ. Կարապետյանը մասնակցել է « Վերափոխել Հայաստանն ու ներգրավել սփյուռքը ՝ միասնականությամբ և համատեղ պատասխանատվությամբ» խորագրով քննարկմանը, որի ընթացքում վարչապետը պատասխանել է ներկաներին հուզող հարցերին՝ տնտեսության, կրթության, հայրենիք-սփյուռք հարաբերությունների և այլ թեմաներով ։ Continue reading
We Remember the Spitak and Gyumri/Leninakan Earthquake. May those who tragically perished Rest in Peace.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Los Angeles, CA - We have been following the latest developments in Armenia with a heavy heart. We remained silent until today, the day immediately following the quasi-resolution of the hostage crisis, so that our actions or our words do not add fuel to the fire, and do not risk causing further bloodshed in Armenia. No Armenian should ever die in the hand of another Armenian. We applaud the decision of the Sasna Tsrer who voluntarily surrendered only to prevent further bloodshed. We very well understand our role, as well as our influence in our community and in the Armenian affairs globally. We have thousands of members and supporters, as well as tens of thousands of social media followers, both in Armenia and locally. We know the value of our words. Unlike a number of “self-proclaimed” community leaders who continuously make self-contradictory statements and empty personal attacks, we feel a huge responsibility towards Armenia, and towards our community which has given us so much support over the years. Continue reading
At a friendly match held in Los Angeles, the Armenian National Team beat Guatemala 7 to 1. The recent win marks the greatest victory in the National Team’s history. Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the much sought-after Borussia Dortmund midfielder, netted the first hat-trick in the history of the Armenian National Team. Goals: 1. Carlos Luiz (7) - Guatemala2. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (39) - Armenia3. Edgar Manucharyan (45) - Armenia4. Gegham Kadimyan (50) - Armenia5. enrikh Mkhitaryan (60) - Armenia6. enrikh Mkhitaryan (70) - Armenia7. Arthur Sarkisov (73) - Armenia8. Zaven Badoyan (84) - Armenia Continue reading
The #Armenian-#American voters do not have short memories. They will not forget their elected officials who joined President #Obama in playing dirty politics with such sensitive issues for millions of Armenians, such as the #ArmenianGenocide and #Artsakh's independence. Tens of thousands of the #MarchforJustice participants in #LittleArmenia wondered about the whereabouts of their local elected officials. Continue reading
Just as the last 15 years, Unified Young Armenians (UYA) once again organized the largest #ArmenianGenocide commemorative march outside of the Republic of #Armenia, in #LittleArmenia, #Hollywood. Continue reading