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Prevention of Armenian Patriarch's election violation of religious rights, Turkish court says
The late Patriarch Mesrob Mutafyan’s inability to perform his duties from 2008 prompted the Armenian community to initiate a process of election of his successor. However, the Turkish state declared in 2010 that a new Patriarch could not be elected as long as the acting Patriarch was alive and allowed to elect a General Vicar. Archbishop Aram Ateshyan was elected to the post that had never existed before.
Europe Day to be celebrated in Yerevan
On 26 May, at 17:00, Europe Day Info Fair will wait for the visitors at the Northern Avenue (between Pushkin and Teryan streets), followed by an open-air concert at the Freedom Square at 20:00. Aram MP3, Spanish famous singer Lara Taylor and DJ Ocean will perform.
Canberra to host Armenian Genocide commemoration evening on June 5
Dr. Panayiotis Diamadis, who is Vice President of the Australian Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, will be the keynote speaker at the event marking the 104th anniversary of the genocide committed by the Ottoman Empire against its Christian Armenian, Greek and Assyrian minorities during World War I.
Armenia-made TVs to hit the market soon
IMG is planning to start assembling air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators in the future. The Armenian-made ACs, fridges and washing machines will be marketed under the AIO brand. The home appliances will also be exported.
Armenian servicemen get salary increase
Defense Minister Davit Tonoyan noted that in order to comply with the Prime Minister’s directive to increase servicemen’s salaries, a bump on wages is envisaged for the exercise of official duties that will increase servicemen’s salaries by an average of 10%.
New video game educates on Armenian Genocide
Lebanese-Armenian developer Garabed Khachadour has created a video game "Mayrig" (meaning mother in Armenian) that educated users on Armenian Genocide. He has based his game on his great-grandmother and his grandfather, the only two survivors from their village during the 1915 Armenian genocide.
Gallup poll: Armenia's Defense Minister & Security Chief have the highest rating
Opinion polls show that 53.8 percent of citizens assess the 100-day activity of the new government formed by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan as “completely positive.” Less than 8% of respondents assess the activity as “completely negative.”
Artsakh Hero Arkady Ter-Tadevosyan is 80
“Your contribution to the Artsakh liberation struggle and carving our glorious victories is invaluable. Today You continue to render services to the Motherland, taking active part in military-patriotic upbringing of the younger generation,” Bako Sahakyan said.