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Free Language and Computer Classes for Syrian-Armenians!

SOSFor both those holding an Armenian passport and refugee status, KASA Fondation Humanitaire Suisse is offering free Russian and Eastern Armenian language classes, alongside computer skills’ training sessions to aid in the integration process.

For more information, call (055) 44 09 15  or (093) 45 09 15.

Armenian Genocide Commemorations Around the World 2013

Armenia

Artsakh

Քնար Բաբայան, eMedia.am

Georgia

In Tbilisi the Armenians of Georgia on 23 April organized a torchlight procession in honor of victims of the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire.The march began at the park “Vake” and ended in front of the Turkish Embassy in Georgia,where more than 100 protesters spoke against the policy of denying the Armenian Genocide in 1915.The organizer of the event is to Student Association “Communities of Armenians of Georgia”.During the rally participants chanted “Recognition”, “Justice”, “Turkey-crime” ,sang patriotic songs.
Akhaltskha
Akhalkalak
Photos by Armen Grigoryan

Lebanon

Canada

Syria

Greece

Photo by: Heggie A.
Police clash with protesters at the annual rally to protest the mass killings of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey nearly a century ago in Thessaloniki, Greece.

France

Paris

Marseilles

Toulouse
Valence

Turkey

A scene from the Armenian genocide commemoration in Istanbul today (Photo by Razmik Panossian)- From Armenian Weekly
Genocide Commemorated in Diyarbakir for First Time
http://www.armenianweekly.com/2013/04/23/genocide-commemorated-in-diyarbakir-for-first-time/

America

DC Community Demands US Reaffirmation at White House Protest
http://www.armenianweekly.com/2013/04/23/dc-community-demands-us-reaffirmation-at-white-house-protest/

Los Angeles- Asbarez

Chicago- pics courtesy of Filor Nigoghossian

Belarus

Armenian community based organizations of Belarus Republic and Armenian Embassy held an event dedicated to the memory of Armenian Genocide victims, which took place near the cross-stone installed in Minsk Central Military Cemetery.
As Armenpress was informed from press service of Armenian Foreign Ministry, representatives of Polish, Jewish, Russian, Yezidi communities participated in the event. After laying wreaths for the memory of the victims Armenian Ambassador Armen Khachatryan and head of “Armenia” community based organization delivered speeches.

Belgium

On April 24, the Armenian Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Brussels held a liturgy in commemoration with the 98th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey. The liturgy was followed by a procession to the memorial stones dedicated to the memory of the innocent victims of the Genocide, set on one of the squares of Brussels.
Spiritual leaders held a memorial ceremony, which was followed by speeches by the President of the Armenian community in Belgium Michel Mamuryan and head of the Armenian delegation to NATO, Ambassador Armen Yedigaryan.
Genocide victims were honored by the Vice-President of the Belgian Senate Armand De Decker, representatives of the government, recognized Belgian politicians and public figures, representatives of Jewish community, intellectuals and journalists.
Earlier, on April 23 Armenian Students’ Union “Nairyan” organized rally with candles.

Romania

Bulgaria

London

Argentina

The Argentine Football Championship 10th round of “Boca Juniors” – “Belgrano” meeting (0-0)started with lining of the Armenian Genocide.
In “Boca Juniors”,that was presented Argentine’s capital,”Estadio Armando Khakinto” stadium poster exhibition was initiated by the local Armenian community.

Uruguay

Hungary

Armenian Genocide Memorial erected in Hungary

Spain

Jerusalem

Iran

Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

Armenian Genocide commemorated in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan
Panorama.am

Cyprus

Photo by: Natalie McLeod

Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian wins Brazil’s Chess championship!

Another Armenian won a chess championship, taking the title of the Campeonato Brasileiro Absolute Chess, at an event which ended on Wednesday (06/03) in Montenegro (RS). The chess player is a 26 years old International Grand Master. Sevag won seven games, drew three and lost just one out of 11 games played in the 79th edition of the tournament, with the participation of 12 players.

http://estacaoarmenia.com.br/2013/sevag-mekhitarian-e-campeao-brasileiro-absoluto-de-xadrez/11805

New South Wales Recognizes Independence of Nagorno-Karabakh

The Legislative Council of the New South Wales Parliament adopted a resolution recognizing the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh and the right to self-determination of its Armenian people, who declared independence 20 years ago.

The motion, which was unanimously adopted on Thursday 25th October, comes after many months of advocacy from the Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC Australia). It was introduced to the Chamber by the Hon. Marie Ficarra MLC, who was been a long-standing supporter of Armenian issues.

The motion acknowledges the 20th anniversary of independence for the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh, it supports the right to self-determination of its people, and it “calls on the Commonwealth Government [of Australia] to officially recognize the independence of the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh and strengthen Australia’s relationship with the Nagorno Karabakh and its citizens”.

ANC Australia Executive Director Vache Kahramanian and with Communications Director Haig Kayserian were present in the Gallery to witness the successful passage of this historic motion.

“Nagorno Karabakh has been at the forefront of ANC Australia’s recent activities. Today’s result is a victory for all those who continue to remain oppressed under brutal regimes,” Kahramanian remarked.

“The NSW Parliament has always been, and continues to be, a beacon of hope in upholding human rights. We thank all members of the Legislative Council for taking a stance to uphold the basic human right to self-determination. In particular we thank Marie Ficarra for her courageous stance.”

ANC Australia Honorary Chairman, Greg Soghomonian welcomed this historic decision.

Soghomonian said: “The Republic of Nagorno Karabakh is now receiving the status it has long deserved – an independent, democratic republic. This is a significant milestone for the Armenian-Australian community and the Armenian community at large.

He added: “This motion serves as a testament to the strength of the Armenian National Committee of Australia in ensuring the representation of all issues of importance to our community.”

The full text of the motion can be read below.

1. That this House notes that 2012 marks the twentieth anniversary of the declaration of independence of the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh.

2. That this House:

(a)  acknowledges the importance of the basic human right to self-determination and a free and a democratic society,

(b)  recognizes the right to self-determination of all peoples including those of the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh,

(c)  notes Nagorno-Karabakh’s sustained efforts towards creating a free and democratic society through the use of legitimate parliamentary elections and its continued efforts to develop a responsible government,

(d)  supports and encourages Nagorno-Karabakh’s involvement within the international community and further encourages its engagement with the international community to reach a solution to the existing regional problems to establish peace and stability,

(e)  encourages peaceful relations and the continued promotion of humanitarian and economic support for the people of Nagorno-Karabakh; and

(f)  calls on the Commonwealth Government to officially recognise the independence of the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh and strengthen Australia’s relationship with the Nagorno-Karabakh and its citizens.

Retiring Soccer Hero

Defender Sargis Ruben Hovsepyan retires as Armenian NT All-Time most capped player with 131 matches played. He born on November 2, 1972, in Yerevan. His last played for the Armenian Premier League club Pyunik Yerevan. Sargis was also a member and captain of the Armenia national team. He made his international debut on October 14, 1992, against Moldova, scoring 2 goals. At age 39, Captain #4 retired on September 20, 2012, after playing his last match vs. Bulgaria, 43 days before turning 40 years old.

Stats on his career can be found here.