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Library of Congress spotlights books, maps, photos on the history, politics and culture of Armenia

As Armenia celebrates the 30th anniversary of independence, the Library of Congress spotlights the plenty of books, periodicals, newspapers, maps and photographs on the history, politics and culture of Armenia.

September 21 marks the 30th anniversary of Armenia’s Independence from the Soviet Union. The day in 1991 was the second time Armenia declared independence in the 20th century. The foundations of statehood were laid during the short-lived First Republic established on May 28, 1918, before the Bolshevik takeover in 1920.


Top Armenian diplomat to meet OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs in NYC

Top Armenian diplomat to meet OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs in NYC

September 21, 2021 – 17:17 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan will meet with the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group in New York in the coming days, the Foreign Ministry reports.

The Minsk Group is co-chaired by Russia, France and the United States, with diplomats from the three countries mandated to help the sides to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict find a peaceful resolution.

Mirzoyan will travel to the United States on Tuesday, September 21 to participate in the 76th session of the UN General Assembly. The Armenian foreign policy chief i

US committed to helping the sides negotiate a long-term political settlement of the Karabakh conflict – Blinken

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has sent best wishes to the people of Armenia on the 30th anniversary of independence.

“In the three decades since Armenia rejected oppressive communist rule and declared independence from the Soviet Union, the United States and Armenia have developed a strong partnership based on respect for human rights, the rule of law, and democratic institutions.  We appreciate Armenia’s dedication to both these shared values and to its international commitments that play such a vital role towa

U.S. urges Armenia-Azerbaijan dialogue amid mounting tensions

U.S. urges Armenia-Azerbaijan dialogue amid mounting tensions

September 21, 2021 – 15:53 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – The situation on a key interstate road in Armenia’s Syunik province makes the need for negotiations and discussions between Armenia and Azerbaijan more vivid, U.S. Ambassador to Yerevan Lynne Tracy said in an interview with the Public Television on Monday, September 20.

Tracy’s remarks came amid months-long tensions on the border with Azerbaijan and the latter’s incursion into the sovereign territory of Armenia since mid-May. In recent weeks, Azerbaijan has at least once blocked the road – which in the aftermath of the Second Ka

Artsakh’s Arayik Harutyunyan visits Armenia’s First President Levon Ter-Petrosyan

President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan visited the first President of the Republic of Armenia Levon Ter-Petrosyan in Yerevan to congratulate him on the 30th anniversary of Armenia.

The interlocutors discussed issues related to the recent developments in Artsakh, the clarification of tits international status and the efforts in that direction.

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Iran’s Raisi congratulates Armenia on Independence Day, hails the level of bilateral ties

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi has congratulated Armenian Pr

Armenia celebrates 30 years of independence

Armenia celebrates 30 years of independence

September 21, 2021 – 12:22 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – On September 21, Armenians throughout the world are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Armenia’s independence.

With a unanimous national vote 30 years ago, the third Republic of Armenia was born on September 21, 1991, to give the Armenian people the right to build their future, be the masters of their land and regain statehood.

On September 21, 1991, a referendum on Armenia’s secession from the USSR was held, with 94.99% of the people voting for an independent and democratic Armenia.

Two days later, Armenia’s Central Electoral Commission released the refe

Spanish La Liga congratulates Armenia on Independence Day

The Spanish La Liga has congratulated Armenia on Independence Day. It has shared a video of Armenia international Varazdat Haroyan congratulating Armenia on 30th anniversary of Armenia’s Independence.

Cadiz announced the signing of Haroyan from Astana in May on a two-year contract, with Astana confirming his departure from their club on 24 June 2021. He made his La Liga debut for Cadiz, starting in a 1-1 draw against Levante on 14 August 2021.

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European Court finds the freedom of expression of Armenian Haykakan Zhamanak daily was violated in 2008

In today’s Chamber judgment1 in the case of Dareskizb Ltd v. Armenia, the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 10 (freedom of expression), of the European Convention on Human Rights, and a violation of Article 6 § 1 (right to a fair trial).

The case concerned actions by State authorities during a state of emergency following a presidential election in 2008, during which the applicant company was prevented from publishing its newspaper, Haykakan Zhamanak. It also concerned the court proceedings that followed.

Armenia’s incumbent Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan was the editor-in-chief of Haykakan Zhamanak

Russia’s Putin congratulates Armenian leaders on Independence Day

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent congratulatory messages to the President of the Republic of Armenia, Armen Sarkissian, and Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Armenia’s independence.

President Putin noted that Russia and Armenia are closely cooperating in various sectors and added that constructive partnership has been established with the EAEU, CSTO and CIS.

“Relations with Armenia are based on good traditions of friendship, cultural and spiritual closeness. Their further development in an allied spirit undoubtedly m