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Russian TV Backs Down After Calling Armenian Hero ‘Fascist Collaborator’

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 08:45:28 +0000

"Garegin Nzhdeh is one of the greatest heroes of the Armenian nation and monuments to him should be erected not only in Yerevan, but also in different parts of Armenia."

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Clashes Over Church Raise Spectre of Georgian-Armenian Strife

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 17:59:07 +0000

"This is certainly an issue to be solved by the church and clergymen, but there are certain people willing to politicize the issue."

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Netizen Report: Online Battles Break Out Amid Elections in Armenia and Ecuador

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 21:54:29 +0000

LiveJournal bans "political solicitation" in Russia (its new home), Google contemplates a return to China, and Bangladesh's telecom regulator rejects a proposed Facebook bedtime ban.

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Pre-Vote Shenanigans — And Fake News — Cloud Armenia's General Election

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:25:04 +0000

The build up to #Armvote17 showcased a sample of the online tactics favoured by modern-day vote manipulators.

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‘Why Can’t I Kiss My Girlfriend in Public?’ The Story of an Armenian Queer Woman

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 09:55:08 +0000

A queer woman reveals her life story and shares her stubborn struggle for lesbian emancipation in a homophobic patriarchal society.

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With Rhinoplasty on the Rise, Whither the Armenian Nose?

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:44:15 +0000

“If the [economic] situation is bad, there are fewer operations; if the situation is good, there are many more operations.”

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Meet Ara Malikian, the Cosmopolitan With a Violin

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:07:19 +0000

Global Voices interviews Ara Malikian, an Armenian violinist who grew up in Lebanon, about the influences that shaped his life and his music.

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Driving Through Sniper Territory Close to the Azerbaijan-Armenia Border

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 02:42:52 +0000

"If they decide to shoot at any of the cars they can do it without any problem. Their positions are very close."

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Travel Blogger Faces Eight Years in Azerbaijan Prison Over Nagorno-Karabakh Visits and Posts

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:39:25 +0000

One blogger, three passports and the intricate international relations of the Caucasus region. This gets pretty complicated.

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How is Online Radio Helping to Empower Visually Impaired People in Armenia?

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 08:18:16 +0000

"There are about 25,000 visually impaired people in Armenia, of whom 6,000 are blind. Only 5% of these people are employed."

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The World According to Russian Stereotypes

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:52:25 +0000

RuNet Echo explores popular stereotypes about foreigners gleaned from autocomplete suggestions generated by the website Yandex, Russia’s most popular Internet search engine.

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Halloween: Ghoulish Fun or Grand Western Conspiracy?

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 06:16:40 +0000

Devil face-masks are no damned joke in certain corners of the former Soviet Union.

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100 Years of Beauty in Central Asia and the Caucasus

Sat, 29 Oct 2016 07:44:16 +0000

Countries that shared a similar existence under the Kremlin's yoke found in their national wardrobes rich sources of self-expression.

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How a Glove Factory in Rural Armenia Is Beating Back Labour Migration to Russia

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:51:17 +0000

"Everyone is like me. They love their village, land and water. These things call us back."

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The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: What Panama Papers?

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 19:49:03 +0000

In this episode, the period gets political in Poland, Afro-Chileans demand recognition in Chile, and Chinese censors go into overdrive to remove the Panama Papers -- even from email.

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