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Armenia's ex-President Robert Kocharyan to be jailed again
Robert Kocharyan is charged with overthrowing constitutional order in March 2008 following a disputed presidential election. At least ten people were killed in clashes between police and protesters on March 1, 2008.
Bundestag Member Cem Ozdemir awarded Raoul Wallenberg Medal
In 2016, Ozdemir initiated a resolution in the Bundestag that would formally classify the 1915 massacres as genocide. The resolution passed on June 2, 2016 with what Speaker Norbert Lammert called a “remarkable majority.” At the time, Ozdemir emphasized that the resolution was not designed to point fingers at others, but rather to acknowledge Germany’s partial responsibility for the genocide. In 1915, the German Empire was a close ally of the Ottoman Empire, but decided not to condemn the violence or to intervene in any other way.
Charles Aznavour square inaugurated in France's Chaville
Attending the event were Armenia’s Ambassador to France Hasmik Tolmajian, Chaville Mayor Jean-Jacques Guillet, Hauts-de-Seine MP Jacques Maire. The municipal choir of Chaville performed a number of Charles Aznavour’s works, the national anthems of Armenia and France were played
2019 Aurora Prize ceremony to take place on October 20 in Yerevan
The novel structure of this year’s event has two parts: the 2019 Aurora Prize Ceremony itself and the charity concert of Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra’s conducted by Valery Gergiev. Valery Gergiev is a prominent Russian conductor and a respected representative of the St Petersburg conducting school, as well as the founder and director of several prestigious international festivals
Saint Petersburg hosts Armenian Culture Days
Alexander Beglov emphasized the untapped potential for further development and expansion of relations between the two parties. According to him, the cooperation in the fields of healthcare and pharmacy can become one of the promising directions. The acting Governor also affirmed the intention of the city to increase the import of agricultural products from Armenia and their distribution to the trade chains of Saint Petersburg