Sunday, February 27, 2011

Azerbaijani Official Urges Georgia To Curb Armenian Access To Black Sea

YEREVAN -- Azerbaijani Ambassador to Georgia Namig Aliyev has urged the Georgian government to restrict Armenia's economic access to the Black Sea coast and stop tens of thousands of Armenians from traveling there every year, RFE/RL's Armenian Service reports. Aliyev claimed the Armenian presence in Georgia's Black Sea region of Ajara is part of a long-term plan to annex the area. "For Armenians, access to the Black Sea means the realization of the idea of a 'Greater Armenia from sea to sea,'" Azerbaijan's APA news agency reported on February 24.

Monday, February 21, 2011

From Dictatorship To Democracy

* Develop a strategy for winning freedom and a vision of the society you want

* Overcome fear by small acts of resistance

* Use colours and symbols to demonstrate unity of resistance

* Learn from historical examples of the successes of non-violent movements

* Use non-violent "weapons"

* Identify the dictatorship's pillars of support and develop a strategy for undermining each

* Use oppressive or brutal acts by the regime as a recruiting tool for your movement

* Isolate or remove from the movement people who use or advocate violence


Friday, February 18, 2011

Winter-Spring-Yerevan Festival

Here is a snapshot of the "Winter-Spring-Yerevan" festival organized by the Yerevan Municipality. Because of this event, the opposition was not allowed to hold their protest meeting at the Liberty Square.

When is the Liberty Square going to be liberated?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Azerbaijan preparing for Karabakh war: minister

Azerbaijan is seriously preparing for war with Armenia over the disputed region of Nagorny Karabakh, the country's defence minister told international peace mediators in Baku on Friday. Progressive Wire, see the article in full

Friday, February 04, 2011

birzamanlar anadoluda ermeniler's Photos - KÜTAHYA

The caption, translated from Turkish (through Google) says:
Sabin for the first time at this church that wears Gomidas Vartabet (I am guessing that Gomidas Vardapet worked there)

I just came across a link on Blogian's blog that directed to Anatolia pictures related to the area's Armenian past. These things make me want to cry as some of my ancestors come from Cilicia. We have to make sure that what happened to us in 1894-1921 does not happen again.