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10 Types Of Ancient Crosses In Different Cultures Explained , Armenia
May 25 2017
Armenia's Diaspora Minister re-appointed 

 President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan on Thursday signed a decree whereby Hranush Hakobyan has been re-appointed to the post of Minister of Diaspora of Armenia, the press-service of the Armenian President’s Office informed Armenian News. 

Hakobyan has been holding the aforementioned office since the very establishment of the ministry in 2008. 

RFE/RL Report
No Major Changes Planned In Armenian Cabinet
May 26, 2017

No significant changes will be made in the next Armenian government,
Eduard Sharmazanov, a leading member and spokesman for the ruling
Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) said late on Thursday.

Speaking to media after the meeting of the party's executive body,
Sharmazanov said that the HHK "has decided to give the current cabinet
of Karen Karapetan an opportunity to continue its work without
significant changes."

"At this stage we positively evaluate the work of the cabinet of Prime
Minister Karen Karapetian," he said.

According to Sharmazanov, one ministerial position, which is currently
held by the chief of government staff, will be abolished in the next
cabinet, and David Harutiunian, who held that position, will be
appointed minister of justice to succeed Arpine Hovannisian who was
elected to parliament and then become its deputy speaker.

"All other ministers, including our colleagues from the Armenian
Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun), will be reappointed," the
HHK spokesman said.

The HHK and Dashnaktsutyun renewed their political cooperation earlier
this month forming a coalition in the wake of the April 2
parliamentary elections swept by the ruling party.

Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian, the leader of the HHK, signed
decrees late on Thursday, reappointing a majority of the
ministers. The head of state is expected to issue more decrees on the
reappointment of ministers soon. 
[look who id pointing s finger!!! Disclosures in Malta has shown the hug sums that belong to 
their president, his family and his cronies. Anelemnt of truth surpassed by the Azeri mafia] 

[this is a propaganda article from an even more corrupt regime as exposed
in revelations from Malta concerning their president and his family]

May 26 2017
Armenian government approves next silly idea to stop corruption
By Rashid Shirinov 

The widespread corruption in Armenia is gaining momentum, and now the government of the country has come up with another silly idea.

In addition to the Anti-Corruption Council, Armenia is going to create the second body, now not for fight against corruption but for its prevention.

The Armenian government has proposed to establish another almost identical body to combat the corruption in the country. The draft law "On body for prevention of corruption" was approved at the government meeting on May 25, the Armenian media report.

The Armenian media reported that the new body on prevention of corruption will monitor ethics of the country’s officials, conflicts of interest and other requirements for the Armenian officials.

These requirements will apply not only to high-ranking officials, but also to employees in sectors with high potential risks of corruption: public procurement, public prosecution and investigative bodies.

So far, the Anti-Corruption Council of Armenia failed to fight against this problem, which is destroying the country and its statehood.

The fact of destructive corruption in Armenia was repeatedly pointed out by many foreign representatives in the country. In particular, the U.S. Ambassador Richard Mills has recently harshly demanded from the Armenian authorities to stop this outrage. The diplomat noted that if Armenia does not manage to solve the problem of corruption, it will affect the relations between the two countries in specific areas – for example, in investments.

It is obvious that no matter how many state bodies against corruption Armenia creates, nothing will change while its current president Serzh Sargsyan rules the country. Instead of implementing a serious fight against the problem, the authorities make unrealistic promises for poor Armenian population, just like Sargsyan has recently made at the first meeting of the newly elected Parliament.

The 2015 report of the Transparency International Anti-corruption Center showed that Armenia is one of the most corrupt country of the world.

Despite the European Union Delegation to Yerevan contributing €1.5 million towards two anti-corruption projects in the 2011-2014 period, the doleful situation has shown no signs of change. Moreover, the Armenian authorities do not support the fight but impede it, as the government is itself mired in corruption.

Nature World News
May 26 2017
This Cosmetic Company Is Combining Armenian Folk Remedy with Modern Pharmacology
By John Raphael 

An Armenia-based cosmetic company called Nairian is mixing the long history of Armenia's folk remedies and botanical traditions with modern medicine and pharmacology to create skincare products that are both natural and safe.

Pioneer in Natural Armenian Skincare 
According to the report from Smithsonian, the cosmetic company Nairian is the first all-natural skincare company in Armenia. All the ingredients of their products were made from the plants and herbs harvested at their very own eco-farm at Armenian highlands.

"We've found that the best results are obtained through a marriage of science and nature," wrote Anahit Markosian, Head of Research & Development and co-founder of Nairian, in the company's website. "Therefore each of our formulas is designed to bring out the full potential of its ingredients, promote health, and enhance beauty."

History of Armenian Folk Remedy 
Armenia's folk medicine can be traced back up to nearly three millennia, according to Stella Va'danyan's The History of Medicine in Armenia.

Ancient writers also treat Armenian herbs in high regard. In 301 CE, Armenian monks and scholars spent a lot of time and effort writing on topics like pharmacology, anatomy, botany and phytotherapy. The location of their monasteries, which is commonly on mountaintops, made it possible for them to avoid the threat of invasion. Due to this, monks were able to conduct scientific studies that yielded some of the most brilliant and painstakingly detailed manuscripts in the world.

Mkhitar Heratsi, who is considered to be the father of Armenian medicine, wrote his pivotal book on fevers in the 12th century. In this book, Heratsi fused together folk medicine of his time with medical advances of scholarly and monastic world.

During the 15th century, Amirdovlat Amasiatsi wrote Useless for the Ignorant, an encyclopedia of 3,500 Armenian plant and herbs that he translated into five languages to make it more understandable for laymen.

Some of the Armenian herbs that Nairian incorporated in their skincare products are Rosehip Seed, Lemon Basil, Rose, Sea Buckthorn, Tarragon, Yarrow, Garden Sage, Lemon Balm and Calendula.

Armenpress News Agency, Armenia
May 25, 2017 Thursday
'You gave us all fantastic emotions' - Armenian PM congratulates
Mkhitaryan on Europa League victory

Yrime Minister of Armenia Karen Karapetyan congratulated Henrikh Mkhitaryan 
on the Manchester United
victory in the Europa League.

“Best example of commitment, hard work and patriotism. Congrats, dear
Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Yesterday evening you gave us all fantastic
emotions”, Karapetyan said on Facebook.

Manchester United vs. Ajax ended with the Reds’ victory 2:0.

Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored the goals for Manchester.

The Guardian, UK
May 25, 2017 Thursday 5:32 PM GMT
Brexit is entrenching some dangerous myths about 'British' culture
by Afua Hirsch

Britain has always had a warped sense of its own history, excluding
ethnic minorities. Now a survey suggests this is becoming something
more hostile and alarming

There is something deeply ironic about the wave of nostalgia sweeping
political discourse in modern Britain. On one hand, it harks -
increasingly since the Brexit vote - back to the age of empire. "A
small island perched on the edge of the European continent became a
leader of world trade," is how international trade secretary Liam Fox
fondly described that epoch to a group of Commonwealth trade
ministers. On the other, the supposed humanitarianism that accompanied
that age has been swiftly forgotten.

While the empire was founded on racist beliefs about the supposed
inferiority of the people it subjugated, humanitarianism was its
proudly flaunted justification. This was manifested perfectly in
Winston Churchill, who was able to boast of killing "savages" in
Sudan, while also playing a leading role in creating the international
humanitarian norms that many consider one of the great accomplishments
of the 20th century. It's only a matter of time before Britain's
membership of the Council of Europe - along with the rest of the
European institutions developed by patriotic Brits who are keen to
avoid a repeat of war - faces the same fate as our membership of the

The idea that British 'culture' is somehow opposite to the presence of
ethnic minorities is a historical nonsense

Likewise, humanitarian attitudes are in sharp decline. This was the
resounding finding of today's Aurora Humanitarian Index - a project
inspired by the legacy of the Armenian genocide, still one of the
least-recognised atrocities of the 20th century
. It's no surprise to
learn that responses from 6,500 people in 12 countries, including the
UK, US, Turkey and France, found a lack of confidence, compassion and
leadership in response to the humanitarian issues of our time -
especially the ongoing refugee crisis of north Africa and the Middle

But in Britain something specific is happening. The survey found that
more than half of British people feel hostile not just to refugees,
but to ethnic minorities - many of them British people themselves -
already living here. This can be put down to various perceived
economic and social threats - a quarter think immigrants take away
jobs, and a third that they remove more from society than they
contribute. But more sinister is its generality. More than half of the
British people surveyed felt that people from ethnic minorities
threatened their "culture".

This one finding says so much. It confirms what we all know, that
"British culture" is perceived as something white. This was the
dog-whistle narrative of the Brexit referendum campaign - apart from
the appeal to imperial greatness, there was the demand to "get our
country back". Few said explicitly that this meant make our country
white again. But some heard it nevertheless. It was the surely part of
the reason for the spike in racist attacks after the result, and why a
cabbie told me I'd "be off home soon" as I rushed around on a
referendum-related news story.

It was also the reason why, according to an Opinium poll, ethnic
minority British people are now less likely to identify as British
since the EU referendum.
 Instead, many are more likely to claim the
identity of their ethnic minority heritage. British people who are not
white feel less British now because that hostility is palpable,
because there is an agenda of regressing to a time, before the
European Union, that many remember not for the joys of complete
sovereignty, but for the absence of protection from racism in the
workplace, or at the hands of the police, or for being openly chased
in the streets by white racists.

The idea that British "culture" is somehow opposite to the presence 
of ethnic minorities is a historical nonsense. Many of our most iconic
cultural traditions are the products of immigration - such as fish and
chips, an innovation of Jewish refugees from Portugal. Roads and
cities were built by the Romans, banks were founded by Hugenots, a
royal household established by a broad cross-section of European
aristocracy. There were Africans in Britain, it's now widely accepted,
before there were any "English".

No society ever has a perfect grasp of its history, and that doesn't
matter, it's perceptions that count, and the harm that they cause.
Britain's sense of self has become so warped, so devoid from reality,
that it is demonising its visible minorities, including the 6 million
or so British people of minority heritage among them. In this context,
when I hear politicians appeal to patriotism
, I feel very nervous. Not
because there is anything wrong with patriotic feeling - like
populism, it's a term that only becomes maligned by its context. But
because I know only too well what that current context is. And thanks
to the findings of widespread hostility towards the impact of ethnic
minority people on British culture, so should everyone else.

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