This is the title of a book written by Dr. Fridtjof Nansen (1861 – 1930). He is a Norwegian, and as per the introduction of the book “a man of many facets: scientist, orientalist, diplomat, author, humanitarian, explorer, oceanographer, and laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize”. Emphasis mine.(A quick Google search shows not only the… Continue reading ARMENIA and THE NEAR EAST.
I just finished reading a book titled “THE ANTIOCHIANS”. It is a 312 pages long novel, written by Dr. Albert. S. Apelian (1893- 1986) and published by Vintage Press New York. 1960. (I managed to get a used copy of the book through Amazon). The book is dedicated to his daughter “Karen, who, like a… Continue reading ANTIOCHIANS
Her is what Pashinyan says about war and peace in a conversation with the … Serb ultra-nationalist smuggler and gun dealer Marco. Pages 20 and 21 Գիտե՞ս ինչ Մարկո, ես քեզ հասկանում եմ, լաւ եմ հասկանում, շատ լաւ հսասկանում եմ նաեւ իմ այն հարենակիցներին, որոնց կարգախոսը համընկնում է սերբականի հետ. Մահ կամ ազատություն: Հավատա, որ… Continue reading “Բռնեք Ինձ, Եթէ Կարող Եք” Catch Me If You Can. Part 3.
Let me start this part 2 by saying that it will be too long to present the quotations within the full context setting. But I will try to to remain true to the intent and the meaning of the quotations. I will try also to be as clear and true when I loosely translate the… Continue reading “Բռնեք Ինձ, Եթէ Կարող Եք” Catch Me If You Can. Part 2.
The Title of this Monologue is from a book, titled “Երկրի Հակառակ Կողմը” Loosely translated “The Country From The Opposite Side”, written by the Prime Minster of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan. It is a Novel. It was published in 2018 by Antares Publishing House in Yerevan. At the time it was a best seller in Armenia.… Continue reading “Բռնեք Ինձ, Եթէ Կարող Եք” Catch Me If You Can. Part 1.
“A new chief prosecutor shows promise.” The above is the title of an article in the December 14th- 20th issue of The Economist The article is all about fighting the corruption in South Africa. It sounded so familiar to the situation in Armenia that I could not resist the temptation to highlight and make comparisons.… Continue reading CORRUPTION IN SOUTH AFRICA
The following nationwide poll in Armenia conducted by the International Republican Institute’s (IRI) Center for Insights in Survey Research might be considered a yearly Report Card on the work done by the current administration of Armenia that came to power after the parliamentary elections of Dec. 9. 2018. The “Data was collected throughout Armenia between… Continue reading Report Card After One Year?
The snap parliamentary election in Armenia was held on December 9. This election was hailed as the first fair and transparent parliamentary election for Republic of Armenia since its establishment 27 years ago. It was reported that, the election was monitored by thousands of local observers and over 500 international observers and no major violations… Continue reading Dawn of a New Era
Armenia’s Central Electoral Commission (CEC) released the list of the Political Parties (Party) and their lists of candidates for the early parliamentary election scheduled on December 9. There are 2 Alliances (Tashink), and 9 Parties registered to take part in the election. The two big absentees seems to be the Congress Party headed by the… Continue reading Parliamentary Elections in Armenia
During a two day visit to Beirut Lebanon Prime Minster of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan had a question/answer meeting with the Armenian community members. He answered multitude of questions in a straight forward manner with some humor that was well received by the audience. One of the question was, what he will do to eliminate the… Continue reading Foreign Words Used in Armenian Language