Ankara may recognize the Armenian Genocide only if Turkish public demands it. Laurence Broers, SOAS University of London, Centre of Contemporary Central Asia and the Caucasus, Department Member, told ArmInfo.
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The international public's response to the Armenian Genocide Centennial events has demonstrated that the process of recognition has entered a new phase, Armenian Parliament Speaker Galust Sahakyan said on April 27.
Head of the Armenian National Congress Faction in the Parliament Levon Zurabyan called on the National Assembly to do everything possible for the members of the Founding Parliament Movement and the leader of "Tseghakron" party Shant Haroutiunyan to be set free immediately.
Polymetal International plc company is the leading gold and silver mining group, operating in Russia and Kazakhstan. Polymetal purchased a 25% stake in the company owning Lichkvaz exploration licence in Armenia (including part of intracompany loan). The consideration comprises 429,260 shares equal to US$3.5 million and agreed an earn-in program to take its ownership to 50%, the company press-office reports. This is the company?s first asset in Armenia, its resource estimation is 19 tons of gold.
Maria Guleghina, world famous opera soprano of Armenian Origin has visited the Yerevan Brandy Company, according to ARARAT Yerevan Brandy Company's official page on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ARARATMuseum).
On April 24 evening, the lights of the Eiffel Tower and Coliseum were turned off from 10 pm to 10:15 pm (at midnight Yerevan time) to mourn the deaths of the 1.5 million Armenians who perished during the Genocide in the Ottoman Empire 100 years ago.
Armenia's banks continue resisting external shocks, while the interval between the "shocks" is decreasing. This limits the opportunity to develop a complete system of permanent resistance to crises and prepare to repel the next shock.
Having internationalized Azerbaijan's establishment as a state in 1990s, the oil industry simultaneously internationalized the consensus in the issue of preventing resumption of military actions threatening it, Laurence Broers, SOAS University of London, Centre of Contemporary Central Asia and the Caucasus, Department Member, told ArmInfo.
The separation of Azerbaijan's independent civil society from the domestic processes causes major threats that bring us back to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Laurence Broers, research associate at the Centre for Contemporary Central Asia and the Caucasus, School of Oriental and African Studies (London), has told ArmInfo.
The Turkish-Armenian history section includes an Armenian Genocide article, which points out that that it was a "brutal campaign conducted against the Armenian subjects of the Ottoman Empire by the Young Turk government during World War I (1914-18).The hundreds of thousands of deaths that occurred are the subject of intense debate between scholars and governments. Armenians charge that the campaign was a deliberate attempt to destroy the Armenian people and, thus, an act of genocide."
The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia headed by Vladimir Spivakov will perform in Yerevan on April 14-16. The "Vladimir Spivakov Invites" Festival will be dedicated to the Armenian Genocide Centennial.
Beeline announces that the Beeline Internet FTTB service has become available in Norashen district of Yerevan. The press office of Beeline Armenia reports that the Beeline Internet FTTB service implies tariff plans with monthly subscriber fees - AMD5,000, AMD7,000, AMD10,000 and AMD13,000 for 10, 35, 50 and 70 MBps of high-speed internet.
Orange press-office reports to ArmInfo that with the support of Orange Foundation on Saturday evening the National Opera House hosted a concert with participation of Armenian and French musicians, dedicated to the Armenian Genocide Centennial. During the concert many famous compositions of French and Armenian composers were performed under the direction of a celebrated Armenian conductor and violinist George Pehlivanian. Moreover, "Ploughland", composed by Vache Sharafyan specially for the Armenian Genocide Centennial, was performed by the Children's Choir for the first time.