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    Sunday, 09 July 2017 21:53

    Armenia readies its next big exports: A new tablet and smartphone.
    The Republic of Armenia is famous for many things. Many distinctly Armenian, famous things… Many. It’s just that we can’t quite think of any right now; and that’s our failing, entirely. Lucky then that the leaders of said country loitering somewhere near Turkey have set out to remind us of their famous-thing dominance with the unveiling of the Armphone and Armtab…

    Sunday, 09 July 2017 21:41

    Armenia was once the center of IT innovation for the USSR. A turbulent history has stifled the economy, but things are starting to look up for the Caucasus republic. A highly-skilled, post-soviet engineering workforce and a diaspora of advocates, combined with new government initiatives, are igniting renewed growth in Armenia’s IT sector. These businesses are creating new technologies — from award-winning mobile apps to world-first presentation tools — recognized across the globe and many startups are making their way to the US.

    Thursday, 06 July 2017 09:14

    The little robot makes odd beeps as it spins around the room, detecting fires with its thermal sensors and extinguishing flames with a strong blast of air.

    Its mission accomplished, the beeps die down and the machine comes to an abrupt halt.

    Rather than being the brainchild of experienced engineers in a hi-tech lab, the firefighter robot was designed by Armenian schoolboys Rafael and Sahak Sahakyan – brothers aged 18 and 14.

    Thursday, 06 July 2017 09:17

    In mid-June, the CEO of Russia’s gas monopolist Gazprom, Alexei Miller, paid a spontaneous visit to Yerevan, where he met with Armenia’s Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan. Official information about the meeting is rather scarce. Besides mutually exchanged compliments, reports mention plans for the exploitation of the fifth unit of the Hrazdan thermal power plant and the underground natural gas storage site in Abovyan (Armradio.am, June 16). The construction of Hrazdan’s fifth unit originally began in 1993. But in 2006, the half-built unit was sold by the Armenian government to Gazprom’s subsidiary ArmRosGazprom.

    Monday, 26 June 2017 09:36

    Shovels in April will start turning on a new gold mine in Armenia, says the managing director of Geoteam, the company behind the Amulsar gold project in southern Armenia.

    “Construction will be finished in January 2018 according to our schedule, then mine exploitation will begin. It will last for 10 years,” said Hayk Aloyan, speaking at the Armenia-Canada Mining Forum in Yerevan.  Mediamax, an Armenia-based news site, reports that a number of activities respecting local populations will take place in addition to construction:

    Monday, 26 June 2017 09:32

    Students of National Polytechnic University of Armenia will do an internship in the mines of Armenia and Karabakh. The respective agreement was reached between the University, Union of Miners and Metallurgists of Armenia and Vallex Group.

    Sunday, 09 July 2017 22:16

    YEREVAN. - Minister of Transport, Communication and Information Technologies of Armenia Vahan Martirosyan on Tuesday received Head of Regional Office of Microsoft in CIS Ronald Binkofski, the press-service of the Ministry informed Armenian News – NEWS.am.

    The Minister highly appreciated the work of Microsoft Innovation Center in Armenia, expressing hope that the company will expand its presence in the country by creating investigative laboratories.

    Sunday, 09 July 2017 21:44

    YEREVAN—Armenia’s capital has taken another major step towards solar-energized future. On Friday, Head of the European Union Delegation, EU Ambassador to Armenia Piotr Świtalski tested the city’s first solar-powered bus stop as part of the EU Energy Days 2017 initiative.

    The Delegation of the European Union to Armenia has initiated the installation of solar panels at two bus stops of Yerevan to promote the use of renewable energy in the country. Situated on Moskovyan and Baghramyan streets, the bus stops will enable residents and visitors of Yerevan to charge their cell-phones and other digital gadgets with free solar energy. Each solar powered bus stop can fully charge up to 24 phones daily. Each phone requires 5 watt to charge. The charging duration depends on the brand and technical specifications of the gadgets.

    Tuesday, 16 May 2017 13:35

    Train-ferry service between Russian and Georgian Black Sea ports is becoming a more attractive route for Russian-Armenian trade, Armenia’s government and Russian-managed rail network insisted on Thursday.

    Tuesday, 16 May 2017 16:32

    More than 6,200 Armenian athletes from 36 countries of the world will have another opportunity to compete with each other in different sports in August when Armenia is due to host the sixth Pan-Armenian Games – an event held once every four years.

    Sunday, 09 July 2017 22:19

    The names of the pianists who passed to the 2nd round of the “Armenia” International Competition are published, State Youth Orchestra of Armenia reports ina release.

    According to the source, from July 10 20 pianists representing France, Poland, China, South Korea, Russia, Kirgizstan, Georgia, Armenia will perform in the 2nd round and will compete for the prizes.

    Sunday, 02 July 2017 16:36

    Armenia is a home to a complex culture and some of the world’s greatest religious shrines. While planning your trip to Armenia, you will definitely think of including some of the heritages of Armenia’s culture, the bright examples of which are our world famous monasteries. Having this information in your pocket, you will noticeably ease your selection process.

    Tatev Monastery

    Tatev is a medieval Monastery in Syunik Region, 280 km away from Yerevan. These unique impregnable masterpiece merged with fathomless nature conquers your heart from the very first visit. The fortified Tatev monastery was built between 9-13 centuries and consists of three churches (St. Paul and Peter, St. Gregory the Illuminator and St. Mary), a library, dining hall, belfry, mausoleum as well as other administrative and auxiliary buildings. Aside from the buildings, the monastery boasts an upright pendulum, known as the Gavazan (staff). The Legend tells us that Gavazan sustained even the 1931 earthquake when everything around — the cathedral, St. Grigor Lusavorich Church, the porch and the belfry were destroyed.

    Monday, 26 June 2017 09:53

    Charles Aznavour (Varenag Aznaurian) – a classic of world pop, a distinguished French singer and public figure – was born at Paris in 1924. His real last name is Aznavourian. His parents were Armenian immigrants, who moved to France after the Armenian Genocide in 1915. They intended to move from there to America, but the U.S. denied them a visa and, thus, Charles Aznavour became a citizen of France.

    Thursday, 06 July 2017 11:40

    Zvartnots Cathedral is the Temple of Celestial  Angels or of the Vigil Forces, built in VII century.  Once it used to be the most magnificent church structure in Armenia. Now it resembles a cemetery of silent mysteries. The place is known mainly for  its prehistory, namely that the patriarch of the Armenian Church Nerses planned and built the temple in the middle of the seventh century. Besides this fact, many other questions remain unanswered. 

    Saturday, 01 July 2017 11:18

    In the Roman, Greek, Persian and Venetian atlases and country descriptions of the coming centuries there is a manifest evidence of intent interest towards Armenia both from the neighbouring and far off countries. The surrounding world was attracted by Armenia not only for the luxury of the land and the creations of the local craftsmen, but also by the advantages of the geographical position. Thanks to it Armenian articles were spread from the palaces of Persepolis and Baghdad to the castles of European Kings. During the centuries Armenian masters paved way to a key place in the multilevel caravan trade between the East and the West, the North and the South.

    Wednesday, 24 May 2017 23:58

    Sevan is a high-altitude lake in Armenia, the largest in the Caucasus, as well as one of the largest highland freshwater lakes in the world. The lake is located at an altitude of 1900 meters. It covers an area of almost 1,300 square kilometers. The maximum depth of Sevan reaches 80 meters, the average – 26 meters. Length of the lake is 70 km, width – 55 km. The average temperature of the water in summer is + 18 ° -23 °, in winter the lake is partially covered with ice.

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