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[YPT]: The Most Resilient, Resourceful, and Obstinate People standard

by Adam Rosenblatt My first experience of Armenia on the FAR Young Professionals trip was nothing short of profound, in all ways. 10 years ago, I was only dimly aware of Armenia’s existence at all. My closest point of reference for the entirety of Armenian culture was Serj Tankian and System of a Down. I began my rather rapid education of all things Armenian in 2010 when I started dating the girl who would eventually be my wife. She lived the first years of her life in Yerevan, and has visited regularly since leaving. She would often make comments like “These bell peppers are nothing like the ones in Armenia,” or “This bread reminds me of Armenian Matnakash, only Matnakash ...

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[YPT]: A Journey of Discovery standard

This year marked the 18th year that enthusiastic young professionals discovered their homeland with FAR during the Young Professionals Trip (YPT) to Armenia 2013. The trip participants, including professionals from the fields of health, journalism, construction management, and music, spent two weeks in Armenia discovering its history, culture, and people. Under the guidance of FAR’s Project Director Arto Vorperian and tour guide, historian, and comedian extraordinaire Galust Hovsepyan, the YPs explored monumental historical sites, such as Garni, Ambert, Sardarabad, and the tomb of Mesrob Mashots. They also discovered the wealth of the Christian Armenian faith in the churches of Geghard, Saghmosavank, St. Hripsime, St. Gayane, Khor Virab, Noravank, and the majestic Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin. The highlights of the cultural ...

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[Healthcare]: Both Scientific and Practical standard

On April 26 healthcare professionals from different provinces of Armenia and Artsakh came together in FAR’s Yerevan office to attend two different lectures. The participants were the 90th and most current group of Continuing Medical Education (CME) trainees who had come to the end of their month-long training in Yerevan. One lecture was delivered by child infectious disease specialist and CME trainer Dr. Hripsime Apresyan on the flu and the risk of transmission. The actuality of the topic derived from the alleged risks that have been associated with H1N1 virus as a recent problem in both local and global perspectives. Afterwards, haematologist and CME trainer Dr. Yervand Hakobyan talked about the blood coagulation system, focusing on precedent-based practical methodologies of ...

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[FAR New York]: Rendahl – Survival? standard

“There are those in Armenia and across the Armenian World who have demonstrated excellence. You probably think I mean the likes of Paruyr Sevak and Komitas and Parajanov, but excellence isn’t just a thing of the past.” – Kristi Rendahl Via The Armenian Weekly Defeat isn’t always fast and furious. It can be slow and silent, a result of the little decisions we make each day. I believe that the words we use matter. Setting the bar at survival is like placing the limbo pole at eye level. It creates a sad story of low expectations and apathy. Even mediocrity would be better. Please continue reading here Centuries-old platan tree in Artsakh Credit: Kristi Rendahl via The Armenian Weekly

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[FAR New York]: Washington Post’s View of Artsakh. standard

“Karabakhtsis aren’t inclined to make concessions for peace, of territory or anything else. ‘We liberated those lands. They are historic Armenian lands. We shed the blood of our sons for those lands.” – Robert Baghryan Via Asbarez.com In a series of articles in the Washington Post, reporter Will England puts the Karabakh conflict into perspective. The first entitled “In Karabakh, the first post-Soviet war,” England looks at Karabakh as the first post-Soviet war and how, 20 years later, the people of Artsakh are now determined to hold onto the territory they liberated and attain international recognition for Artsakh. In the second piece, entitled “Karabakh Wants a Seat at the Table,” England chronicles the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic authorities’ efforts to become part ...

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