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How to be a right protester: 10 tips from Armenians

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Hey! These days local and international media blow up with articles about protests against electricity price rise in Armenia. The protests started long ago, but finally people managed to take under their control one of the main avenues of Yerevan: Baghramyan avenue on which there are situated many important buildings such as the National Assemby and Presindential residence. It’s already the fifth day that a part of the avenue is closed and protesters remain there, they even sleep on the street during the night.

Of course the story started with violent actions of police, spraying machine and hundreds of arrested people, who then where set free and came back haha.

But my article is not about violence, it’s about our creativity in activism.

So what to do while you are protesting in Armenian style:

1. Be prepared for spraying machines, rain and other watery stuff like that: 

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2. Be phisically…

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015. Four Armenian folk legends / Cuatro leyendas folklóricas armenias / Չորս հայկական ժողովրդական հեքիաթներ

I love this way too much ❤

100 years, 100 images | 100 años, 100 imágenes | 100 տարի՝ 100 նկար

ENG | Vectorial illustration | 34 x 27,5 cm  ESP | Ilustración vectorial | 34 x 27,5 cm ՀԱՅ | Վեկտորային նկարազարդում | | 34 x 27,5 սմ ENG | Vectorial illustration | 34 x 27,5 cm
ESP | Ilustración vectorial | 34 x 27,5 cm
ՀԱՅ | Վեկտորային նկարազարդում | | 34 x 27,5 սմ

ENG | The illustration recreates four armenian legends: Hayk the Patriarch, The Flower of Eden, Akhtamar, The Convent of the Doves.


ESP | La ilustración recrea cuatro leyendas populares armenias: Hayk el Patriarca, La flor del Edén, Ajtamar y El convento de las palomas.


ՀԱՅ | Նկարազարդումը պատկերում է չորս հայկական ժողովրդական հեքիաթներ.  Հայկ Նահապետը, Եդեմական ծաղիկը, Ախթամար, Աղավնավանքը:

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How an Armenian Monk Brought Gingerbread to the West

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In the spirit of holidays I would like to share an interesting article about the introduction of gingerbread in Europe. 

Gingerbread from ArmeniaBy:Liana Aghajanian from: Ianyan magazine 

Eaten in England, Germany, the U.S., Romania and more Nordic countries than you can remember – the humble gingerbread has been a winter holiday favorite, accompanying other delicacies on tables for centuries, but always standing out thanks to a delicious combination of ginger, molasses or honey.

So deeply rooted in Europe, it is perhaps odd, yet also delightful, that it was actually an Armenian monk who introduced the sweet, dark confection to the continent over one thousand years ago.

It was the year 991, when archbishop Gregory Markar traveled from Nicopolis, a city in the ancient kingdom of Pontus now located in modern day Anatolia, Turkey, after being chased out by the Persian Army. Tired and weary, he made his way across Europe, arriving…

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51 countries with Armenian passport

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Armenian passport holders enjoy visa-free or visa on arrival access to 51 countries and territories while Lebanese passport gets access to 32 countries only but too bad I still don’t have the Armenian passport but It’s very easy to get. here is the list of the countries 

HENLEY & PARTNERS VISA RESTRICTIONS INDEX: Top 5 Countries on the list:

  1. United Kingdom – 166
  2. Denmark – 164
  3. Sweden – 163
  4. Finland – 162
  5. Luxembourg – 162
UK 166 Countries! YES . This is not fair plus take a look at the countries you can enter , 50% of the countries I have never heard of them ..after finding this out I started exploring them well There are a discussions between Armenia and the European Union to liberalize the visa regime between the two countries and I want that to happen SOON! so what do you think ? is it fair ?

Oceania Countries and…

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Armenian name of the Milky Way

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Armenian name for the Milkey Way

The ancient Armenians had a refined knowledge of astronomy. The oldest known observatories are located in Armenia. Dated as early as 4200 BCE, Karahunj and the ca. 2800 BCE observatory at Metsamor allowed ancestral Armenians to develop geometry to such a level they could measure distances, latitudes and longitudes, envision the world as round, and were predicting solar and lunar eclipses about 1000 years before the Egyptians began doing the same. One can find all types of  monuments and petroglyphs, written manuscripts and astronomical terms created in the Armenian language thousands of years ago, attesting to the rich knowledge of astronomy by the ancient Armenians.

Every Armenian villager since childhood knows the name of the Milky Way. It can be translated as “the way of a man who had stolen the straw” or the “straw tief’s way”. This proper noun comes from the pre-Christian Armenian legend devoted to the god of fire – 

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