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Armenia Culture News Digest for Saturday, February 15, 2020


This is the Daily Digest of culture news for Armenia for Saturday, February 15, 2020. The important articles are:

Athena Manoukian to represent Armenia at Eurovision 2020

Athena Manoukian will represent Armenia at Eurovision Song Contest 2020.

The winner was chosen from among 12 participants of the national final Depi Evratesil.

The winner was determined by a split voting between tele-voters and two professional juries (national and international).

The semi-finals of the Eurovision Song Contest will take place on May 12 and 14. Armenia will perform in the second semi-final.

The Grand final will take place on May 16. in Rotterdam.

Read original article here.

Robert Pattinson's Batman revealed in first-ever teaser

Robert Pattinson's Batman revealed in first-ever teaser

February 14, 2020 – 10:40 AMT

PanARMENIAN.NetRobert Pattinson is the new Batman, and thanks to a new teaser, fans have got a first look at what he looks like in the famous batsuit, The Verge says.

Matt Reeves, who is directing the new Batman movie, shared a screen test of Pattinson in the new suit.

Unfortunately, fans still have a long wait until they can see Pattinson take up the cowl, as the new movie isn’t scheduled to release until June 25, 2021.

Read original article here

Today on Twitter

Here is a selection of some of today’s tweets about Armenia from some of the Twitter accounts we follow. Get in touch with us via Twitter if you want to be included in this Twitter list. We retweet occasionally.

No, not finished yet… Greco-Roman #wrestlers🤼‍♂️ Karen #Aslanyan (67 kg) & Karapet #Chalyan (77 kg) ensured the presence of the Armenian flag🇦🇲 on pedestal by taking the #bronze medals🥉 during #EuropeanChampionship. Congrats to our heroes! #wretslerome


.@MFAofArmenia statement on adoption of #Syria’s People’s Council’s Resolution on recognition & condemnation of #ArmenianGenocide perpetrated by #OttomanEmpire: This Res is solid contribution to restoration of historical justice & prevention of #genocide’s

PR of #Armenia🇦🇲Chair of #CSW64 addressed @UN_Women ExecutiveBoard, stressing that wider political & economic participation of #women & better social protection mechanisms that would enable women & girls to realize their full potential are among the central priorities of @armgov

🇦🇲 The #Armenian opposition voiced concerns the bill would have a negative economic impact:

Armenia passes strict anti-smoking laws in public places

Delegation led by Deputy Defense Minister of #Armenia #GabrielBalayan attends @NATO #DefMin in #RSM format. Continued contribution of Armenia🇦🇲 and other partners to peace and stability in #Afghanistan highly appreciated by #NATO Allies.

✊32 years ago, these days, the #Karabakhmovement began. With mass demonstration the people of #Artsakh demanded from the Soviet Union the withdrawal of Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast (NKAO) from the #Azerbaijan SSR and its reunion with the Soviet #Armenia.


A productive meeting w/ #President of #Armenia, H.E. Armen Sarkissian today. We discussed our mutual cooperation as #constitutional institutions; projects of the Human Rights Defender (@OmbudsArmenia ); #humanrights issues; #reforms of the #Constitution & #judicial-#legal system.

I looked at composition of Nagorno Karabakh Republic’s first elected parliament (1991-95). Some things stood out: of 81 seats, 6 were set aside for NKR’s Azerbaijani minority (3 in Shushi, 1 in Khojali, 1 in Karadagli & 1 in Umudlu); they remained vacant.

On March 31 #Artsakh people votes in General Elections, testament 2 #EarnedSovereignty Democratic ideals & statehood.
Thus,@mfankr launches accreditation& invites journalists 2 aid Dem processes by following events on the ground
#Karabakh #ArtsakhVotes2020

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