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American orchestra to perform Armenian music
The concert will include a variety of Armenian music from as early as the 5th and 10th centuries until the present. Some unique sounds will come from the Armenian viola and Duduk, an ancient reed instrument made from the wood of the apricot tree.
Azerbaijan supplying Georgian libraries with books containing hate speech against Armenians
When Imran Gafarov, an Azerbaijani Georgian, came across a book full of territorial claims and hate speech against Armenians at the public library in Marneuli, an Azerbaijani-majority city in southern Georgia’s Kvemo Kartli region, he was in a state of disbelief
A-class technology-equipped building for IT specialists to be built in Yerevan
A technology-equipped complex meeting international standards will be built within 48-54 months after a permission for construction is provided. The building will be meant for 2,600 IT specialists.
J. K. Rowling set to release four new Harry Potter stories next month
The author, 53, will unveil the eBooks on Pottermore, which is a digital platform for all things about the Wizarding World, on 27 June. Rowling's four new Harry Potter stories, which have been illustrated by Rohan Daniel Eason, will be themed around the different lessons students can take at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Armenia to implement bankruptcy reforms in a bid to improve "Doing Business" ranking
The reforms also aim to improve the efficiency of bankruptcy regulation and accountability of bankruptcy managers, ensure transparency of bankruptcy proceedings. The steps envisage introduction of electronic governance in bankruptcy proceedings.
Two sculptures from Aznavour's collection to be auctioned at Christie’s
One of the two bronze sculptures by Germaine Richier (1902-1959) was created in 1953 and depicts bullfighting; it is one of eleven copies existing in the world. The others are kept in several major museums including the Guggenheim Foundation in New York and the Royal Museum of Modern Art in Brussels. Experts estimate the cost of the sculpture at € 2.5 million.
Fitch affirms city of Yerevan at 'B+', outlook positive
Yerevan's IDRs are constrained by Armenia's sovereign IDRs (B+/Positive) as the city's standalone credit profile (SCP) is assessed at 'bb+'. The city's SCP reflects a combination of a 'Vulnerable' risk profile assessment and strong debt metrics leading to a 'aaa' debt sustainability assessment.