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ARMENIAN DOCTORS HELP TAJIK WOMAN GIVE BIRTH TO BIG BOY

29-year-old Romina Galimova, a citizen of Tajikistan, applied to the Shengavit MC a week ago. The woman was going to give birth

Romina Galimova

The doctors found out it was her second pregnancy. The fist ended in a Caeserian delivery in 2015. Natural delivery was highly risky because of a scar after the first Caeserian. But the woman flatly refused to have another Caeserian section. The married couple gave their written consent, and doctors delivered a nice baby boy by a natural childbirth. The boy weight 3,950 grams.

The parent named their newborn Iskander and are deeply grateful to Armenian doctors.

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SERVICEMAN WOUNDED IN MINE BLAST RECOVERING

44-year-old contract serviceman Loris Chobanyan, a resident of the village of Nerqin Karmiraghbyur, was wounded in a mine blast on Monday.

Loris Chobanyan

He was transported to the Berd hospital and underwent surgery – doctors had to amputate part of his leg below the knee. He was later transported to Yerevan’s Muratsan hospital.

Talking to Armlink.am, Mr Chobanyan’s relatives said that he is now in the intensive care unit and feeling better.

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ICONS OF KARS ARMENIAN CHURCH PLASTERED

The Holy Apostles Church in Kars was built in the mid-10th century by the Armenian Bagratid King Abas I. The feature of the cathedral is the figures of the Twelve Apostles in a primitive style.

The church was converted into a mosque in 1579. In the 19th and early 20th century it was converted into a Russian Orthodox.

Early in the 20th century, after the Turks captured Kars, the church was again converted into a mosque. In 1919, after the First Republic of Armenia gained control of the city, the church was converted back to an Armenian church.

ICONS OF KARS ARMENIAN CHURCH PLASTERED

In 1920, after Turkey captured Kars again the cathedral ceased to function as a church and briefly operated as a mosque. Later, in the 1950s, it was used as a depot for petroleum.

It functioned as Kars Museum between 1964 and 1978, and in 1993 it was converted to Kümbet Mosque.

And now the local authorities decided to renovate the building. As a result, the Armenian icons and the figures were covered with plaster and replaced with Turkish and Arab ornaments.

So the vandalism impossible under most radical sultans is a reality in “secular” Turkey.

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EX-GOALKEEPER OF ARMENIA FOOTBALL TEAM TO HEAD SOCHI FC

The Sochi FC has dismissed Head Coach Alexander Tochilin, appointing Roman Berezovsky, ex-goalkeeper of the Armenian football team, acting head coach.

Roman Berezovsky

He will head the Sochi FC during the last matches of the autumn season. Next year the football club will have a new coach.

This season, the Sochi FC has 13 points in 16 rounds and is at the bottom of the Premier League standings.

Erik Vardanyan and Alexander Karapetyan are playing for the club as well.

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ARMENIAN STRONGMAN PULLS TANK WEIGHING 44 TONS

The MMA fighter Narek Yeganyan is famous for exceptional records.

ARMENIAN STRONGMAN PULLS TANK WEIGHING 44 TONS

This time he has pulled a T-72B3 tank along the ground for a distance of several meters. It was an impressive sight.

31-year-old Narek is a personal coach and sometimes performs in the ArmFC MMA promotion.

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FRENCH ARTIST IMMORTALIZES ANCIENT ARMENIAN CROSS-STONES

The French visual artist Pascal Convert is famous far beyond the borders of France. The main theme of his works is victims of human conflicts – people or works of art. Mr Convert’s last project was dedicated to the Buddha statutes destroyed by Talibs in Afghanistan.

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FRENCH ARTIST IMMORTALIZES ANCIENT ARMENIAN CROSS-STONES

Last summer Mr Convert visited Armenia and studies khachkars (cross-stones) in a number of Armenian monasteries, including Geghard, Haghpat and Sanahin.

FRENCH ARTIST IMMORTALIZES ANCIENT ARMENIAN CROSS-STONES

He initially planned to visit Julfa in Nakhchivan – the local cemetery had about 1,000 cross-stones. However, Azerbaijani authorities did not allow him to visit the place. Still, the French artist could see and touch one of the cross-stones saved from the vandals and transported to Etchmiadzin.

FRENCH ARTIST IMMORTALIZES ANCIENT ARMENIAN CROSS-STONES

Mr Convert put the form of the cross-stone on paper by employing the technique of frottage. And now an exhibition of Mr Convert’s works has been opened in Paris. The exhibition is accompanied with videos showing Azerbaijani soldiers destroying the Julfa cross-stones – for the entire world to see it.

According to Mr Convert, the cross-stones are the symbol of the Armenians, who have gone through many hardships.

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SYUNIK EX-GOVERNOR SURIK KHACHATRYAN ON WANTED LIST

The RA Special Investigation Service has reported that the ex-governor of Armenia’s Syunik region Surik Khachatryan is on the wanted list.

He has been charged with abuse of office, incitement to grand embezzlement and official forgery, which caused damage to the state.

Specifically, in 2011 and 2012, Khachatryan ordered the head of the Noravan village community Lavrentik Arakelyan to hand the community-owned metal tubes worth a total of AMD 5m (over $ 10,400) to his brother. Moreover, Khachatryan ordered a mock auction, when a plot of land with an area of 4,300sq meters was sold to a certain Ashot Gevorgyan for just AMD 70,000 (about $146).

Khachatryan was Syunik governor from 2004 to 2013 and from 2014 to 2016.

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ARMENIAN PREMIER GIVES SHARP RESPONSE TO RUSSIAN JOURNALIST’S QUESTION ABOUT GAREGIN NZHDEH

Armenia’s Premier Nikol Pashinyan held a meeting with representatives of the leading Russian media – Ekho Moskvi, Svobodnaya Pressa, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Moskovsky Komsomolets, Rossiya Segodnya, Vedimosti, Komersant, Interfax, Ogonyek, TASS, Expert, Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

Stanislav Smagin, a reporter for the Novorossiya news agency, asked the Armenian premier about his attitude to Garegin Nzhdeh, especially to his monument in Yerevan. He proposed forming an Armenian-Russian historical commission to find out whether Nzhdeh was a hero or not.

In response, Mr Pashinyan said that there is no point in forming a commission with Russia to study the Armenian history.

ARMENIAN PREMIER GIVES SHARP RESPONSE TO RUSSIAN JOURNALIST’S QUESTION ABOUT GAREGIN NZHDEH

As regards the claims that Nzhdeh had contacts with Third Reich representatives, Mr Pashinyan proposed studying the biography of Vyacheslav Molotov.

“Let us form a joint commission to find out what happened when the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact [was being signed]. Has anyone in Russia ever condemned those actions? Why not? If we want to start, let us start with Molotov.

We have no questions about Garegin Nzhdeh? He is the one who fought in the war for his Homeland side by side with the marshal-to-be Baghramyan,” the Armenian premier said.

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TURKISH FM LOSES LAWSUIT AGAINST ARMENIAN WOMAN-ACTIVIST IN LOCAL COURT

Good news about Armenians in Turkey are always to our joy.

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TURKISH FM LOSES LAWSUIT AGAINST ARMENIAN WOMAN-ACTIVIST IN LOCAL COURT

A Turkish court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by Turkish FM Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu against the Istanbul-based Armenian woman-activist Arlet Natali Avazyan over “stirring up hatred and animosity.”

A month ago, based on the Turkish FM’s complaint, the human rights activist was arrested and later released, with travel restrictions imposed on her.

Arlet Natali Avazyan

The reason for the lawsuit was Avazyan’s Twitter post, where she wrote that Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu’s grandfathers were called “Kurdish thieves” in Antalya.

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ARMENIAN BUSINESSMAN MURDER SUSPECT ARRESTED IN KEMEROVO

Police in Kemerovo, Russia, have identified the suspect in the murder of the local Armenian businessman, 41-year-old Andranik Muradyan.

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ARMENIAN BUSINESSMAN MURDER SUSPECT ARRESTED IN KEMEROVO

32-year-old Nikolay Kvochkin was found in a rental apartment in Kemerovo.

The Armenian businessman was killed in Gogol street, in central Novosibirsk. Five shots proved fatal for the businessman, who died in hospital. Witnesses identified Nikolay Kvochkin as the killer.

Andranik Muradyan was a money-lender and was, according to sources, killed because of money in criminal circles.