New billboard advertising in the USA
BILLBOARDS TO URGE OBAMA RECOGNIZE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE
April 10, 2012 | 11:55
During the month of April, 2012, Peace of Art, Inc., will display the
commemorative billboards of Armenian Genocide on Mount Auburn and
Arsenal Streets in Watertown, MA, with the message "Mr. President,
Don't Turn your Back! Recognize the Armenian Genocide."
This year, Peace of Art will display a second message on a digital
billboard in Foxboro, MA, on Route 1 near Gillette Stadium and Patriot
Place, with the message "Honoring the Memory of 1.5 million Lives.
Recognize the Armenian Genocide."
This simple message is written against an image of Der Zor, covered
with 1.5 million lights, one for each life lost. The desert witnessed
the remaining Armenians who were forced to their death march by the
Ottoman Turks, and became the last resting place for many of the
refugees. This digital billboard went up on Easter Monday, April 9,
2012, the day of Remembrance of the Dead.
The message on the Watertown billboards "Mr. President, Don't Turn
Your Back! Recognize the Armenian Genocide," is a message to President
Obama urging him to honor his 2008 campaign promise to recognize the
MAINE STATE SENATE RECOGNIZES ARMENIAN GENOCIDE
Today the Maine State Senate will recognize the Armenia Genocide,
There's a joint order on the docket that recognizes that in 1915 the
Ottoman Empire launched a campaign to wipe out the Armenia people,
resulting in the death of more than 1.5 million people.
The resolution says that some survivors settled in Maine and they
want to recognize those survivors' contributions to the State, and
express sympathy for the families of those who died.
WHO WILL BE NEXT PRIME MINISTER?
Story from Lragir.am News:
Published: 11:24:20 - 11/04/2012
Who will head the government after the parliamentary elections? This
question becomes urgent in the light of the possibility that the
elections may result in change of balance of power in parliament,
depriving the Republican Party of majority and the right to form
government. Apparently, Tigran Sargsyan will not remain prime minister.
What will the change of prime minister change in the everyday life
of the Armenian citizens? We tend to think that nothing will change
but in reality it will take only several abrupt moves to make the
Armenian economy advance.
The opposition parties point out among the main shortcomings of
the government the lack of clear steps to attract investments. The
government hails its undertakings but even official statistics claims
Foreign investments in Armenia amounted to USD 1.65 billion in 2011.
They increased by 6.3%. Direct investments, i.e. remittances, amounted
to USD 813.3 million (growing by 15.1%). In the same period, USD 115.8
million (22.4% growth) was exported from Armenia. No comments. In fact,
the government boosted remittances rather than investments.
Addressing the RPA session, Serzh Sargsyan did not deny that the
government could work better. He said the government is able to save
the financial and banking system "which would otherwise have left
us under its ruins". Most probably, Tigran Sargsyan, an ex-banker,
told him about it who actually did everything he could to leave only
banks in the economy of Armenia.
No investments in Armenia are not only an economic but also a
political and national shortcoming. Investments are a guarantee of
security and stability for each country. Azerbaijan, for example,
is totally barred from military venture because billions have been
invested in this country.
Investments are also demography. In the end, lack of investments and
development of industry forces people to leave Armenia. Though Serzh
Sargsyan says people leave the country to avoid military service,
a 45-year-old man in his heyday will hardly leave the country to
avoid military service. They are simply jobless.
Tigran Sargsyan says Armenia is an offshore zone and is open to
investments. Facts prove the opposite though. It is notable that
all the opposition parties state the necessity to boost investments
mainly by the Diaspora. Serzh Sargsyan refuses to use the experience
of Singapore where he has recently been.
In this regard, the next government may open the market for the
Diaspora, without being afraid of local monopolists and Russian
investors and create a real offshore in Armenia. This would be
Who will head the government? Are there people in Armenia who are
capable of such an economic revolution?
ARMENIAN POPULATION AT THE EDGE OF AGEING, EXPERT SAYS
APRIL 10, 2012
YEREVAN, April 10. /ARKA/. The population of Armenia is at the edge of
ageing as the elderly population of Armenia has increased by 4% to 9.8
% over the last 20 years, said Karine Kuyumjyan, Department of Census
and Demography Head at the National Statistical Service of Armenia.
"CIS population, where elderly people make up 11.5%, is ageing,
and that of Western Europe- demographically old ( 13.8%)," she said
Tuesday at the press conference dedicated to the World Health Day.
Since 1990 the mortality rate amid elderly people over 60 years old
in Armenia climbed by 10.5 ppm to 49.3 ppm as of 2010, she said.
She also added 50% of deaths in Armenia are caused by circulatory
And mortality cases among people aged 0-15 and 16-59 reported tumble
within the reported period in Armenia, she noted.
"Mortality rate for age group "0-15" has reduced from 1.9 people
to 1.1 per 1000 in 2010 in 1990, and from 2,9 to 2,6 individuals in
"16-59" group,"she clarified.
In her turn, Anahit Gevorgyan, Chief Deputy of the Department of the
Disabled and Elderly at the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, said
the elderly population of Armenia is accounted to nearly 375,000.
EACH CITIZEN OF ARMENIA OWES EXTERNAL CREDITOR
$100 THOUSAND - POLITICIAN
April 10, 2012 | 19:06
The Democratic Party of Armenia had its first meeting in the framework
of the pre-election campaign on Tuesday.
After presenting the party's program, the chairman of the party Aram
Sargsyan mentioned that the program aims to solve many problems.
According to Aram Sargsyan, if the illegal economy was eliminated,
which makes up 70 per cent of the economy, and if the oligarchs were
removed, the Armenian State Budget would increase by $1.5-2 billions.
He mentioned that because of Armenia's external debt currently each
Armenian citizen owes $100 thousand to the external creditor.
The Democratic Party of Armenia is a left-wing party established in
1991. Chairman of the party is Aram Sargsyan.
The proportional list includes 45 names. The party's motto is "If
Justice then Democrats".
SOME YEREVAN VOTERS ARE REGISTERED AT CHURCH
COURTYARDS, FUEL PUMPING STATIONS - NEWSPAPER
April 11, 2012 | 07:37
YEREVAN. - Comical "scenes" are discovered in the lists of voters
registered at Armenian capital Yerevan's Election Precinct No.
12-which comprises the Erebuni and Shengavit administrative regions-for
the forthcoming parliamentary elections, Chorrord Inknishkhanutyun
"Specifically, 'church courtyard,' 'adjacent garage of adjacent
building,' 'cellar,' 'fuel [pumping] station, base' are written across
the addresses of several thousand citizens of this community.
Let as await the Police adjustments.
By the way, the precinct maps and their representation, which
are posted at the Central Election Commission of Armenia, have no
connection whatsoever with the true geographical locations of the
precincts," Chorrord Inknishkhanutyun writes.
ARMENIAN ONE OF SURVIVORS FROM TITANIC WRECK
April 09, 2012 | 22:01
Canadian CBC TV channel shot a film 'Titanic: the Canadian
Survivors' on Titanic wreck. One of the episodes is devoted to
the Canadian-Armenian Neshan Krekorian, told by his grandson Van
Neshan Krekorian's father advised him to make a new life in Canada -
far away from the persecution of Armenians in what is now Eastern
Turkey. Krekorian bought a third-class ticket for the Titanic hoping
to start everything again in Canada.
According to his grandson Solomonian, his grandfather carried nothing
more than the clothes on his back and a small suitcase. He was part
of those passengers, who spoke little or no English.
Krekorian said that when the accident happened, electricity has gone
and panic rose, but later it was back and people started to calm down.
However, Neshan did not see the iceberg, just pieces on the water. At
first, they had to use axes to open way to the port. The grandfather
also said that first and second class ticket holders were assisted and
given priority. Neshan remembered also how the sailors died of hunger,
but he could survive. He never told witnessing the Titanic went down.
Generally, he spoke very little of the accident. Probably he was chosen
by the destiny to survive for later to call his brothers in Canada,
who created their families, concluded Krekorian's grandson.