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[FAR Health Programs]: FAR Celebrates Seven Years of Cooperation with AAHPO, and the Improvement of Healthcare in Artsakh image

Over 200 doctors from Artsakh trained in the latest medical approaches. More than 20 trainings on various healthcare issues held in Stepanakert. Dozens of items of vital medical equipment sent to Artsakh’s medical institutions. These are the quantitative results of the seven-year collaboration between FAR and the Armenian-American Healthcare Professionals Organization (AAHPO) on the Continuing Medical Education Program (CME).

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[GTech]: Forty Four More Teachers are Trained by Gtech standard

With support from FAR and the Armenian Educational Foundation, GTech continued its teacher trainings for those specializing in informatics in Armenia and Karabakh. Trainings were conducted for 44 teachers in the Berd Region as well as in the Karabakh cities of Martuni, Martakert and Askeran. The trainings are aimed to keep educators aware of the changes and innovations of the field and help them to develop professionally. During the trainings they received appropriate professional literature and programs to cover the subject material, as well as the opportunity to focus on topics of individual interest. And those who successfully passed exams received certificates of completion. Since 2009 this project has been implemented in the regions of Shirak, Lori, Tavush, Aragatsotn, Vayots ...

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[FAR Yerevan]: Gandzasar Facelift – Vandalism or Restoration as Tiling Continues at Karabakh Medieval Church’s Fence? standard

Improvement or vandalism? By Gohar Abrahamyan via ArmeniaNow Gandzasar or Surb Hovhannes Mkrtich (St. John the Baptist) Church is a 13th century monastic complex situated in the village of Vank of Nagorno-Karabakh’s Martakert district. For centuries it was considered to be a major religious center of Armenia’s eastern provinces. Today, the wall of the church is being tiled at the initiative of and with funding from Russia-based businessman and well-known benefactor Levon Hayrapetyan, who is a native of Karabakh. The businessman has invested millions of dollars in the rebuilding of war-torn Karabakh and that also included the restoration of the monastic compound and the road leading there years ago. Please continue reading here. Credit: ArmeniaNow

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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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[FAR Yerevan]: With GTech’s Help – Skype to Bridge Parents and Soldiers Serving in Karabakh. standard

FAR’s GTech is helping to connect soldiers and their families. Via News.am A videoconference will be held in 7 military units of Nagorno-Karabakh till the end of January. The Armenian servicemen will have an opportunity to see their relatives residing in Armenia via Skype, Head of IT development Centre in Karabakh Vladimir Grigoryan told NEWS.am – Innovation correspondent. Please continue reading here. Tags: News.am, Skype, Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia, Vladimir+Grigoryan, IT+development+Centre+in+Karabakh

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[Armenian Archaeology]: Uncovering Armenia’s Past in Tigranakert. standard

Excavations and findings from the mountainous Tigranakert are now on display at the archaeological museum in Aghdam. The city of Tigranakert was an ancient Armenian territory built on the landing of today’s mountainous Karabakh under the rule of King Tigran the Great in the 1st century B.C. It was once part of the Armenian empire and competed with Rome for political strength. The city now lies in the abandoned and disputed buffer zones of Karabakh, near the borders of Azerbejian. Findings heighten today’s tensions over historical possession of the territory between Armenians and Azerbaijanis. With modern politics coming into play, the ruins of Tigranakert remain as a testament to the strong Armenian presence in the area. FAR intern Samantha with the ruins of Tigranakert ...

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[FAR New York]: Armenian Wedding – Karabakh style! standard

Talene Tavit Baroyan Most couples dream of their wedding day as a special one when their union will be witnessed by their closest friends and family, who are all focused on the two individuals who are becoming one unit.  What about sharing that special moment with 699 other couples??   In Karabakh, efficiency is the name of the game.  Watch the following clip to see 700 couples getting married during one ceremony, which took place in St. Ghazanchetsots church and Gandzasar monastery in Shushi. [httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKSSdNo9XGs&feature=related] To me, by far the best part of this clip is the fact that all of the brides are dressed in sweeping gowns, and grooms are also dressed in their Sunday best.  Despite having to share ...

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[Armenian Life]: Why do we visit Armenia? – Teni Hovanissian. standard

“I didn’t know I could experience such an intense love for something that was not living and breathing.”  These were the words Teni Hovanissian used to describe Karabakh. Teni first traveled to Armenia in 1998, on a Homenetmen (Armenian Diaspora sports and scouting league) camping trip.   Why did Teni go to Armenian?  After attending Armenian school in Los Angeles for most of her youth, she had read a great deal about the culture and monuments of her ancestral land, and she was curious to see them firsthand. During that first trip to Armenia, Teni developed what she herself described as “a deep love and appreciation” for the Armenian culture in its purest form.  Although the culture is rich and the ...

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