Saturday, October 21, 2017

Benefactor and Businessman Levon Hayrapetyan Dies in Russian Prison - Hetq - News, Articles, Investigations

This is very troubling trend:

Sometimes you wonder if it's political games who try to stop people with good work. A person who is always giving, is an honest person. Dirty politics and mean people could easily frame someone, whose main focus is spreading his own wealth for the common good. This is a very sad story and situation for this long time businessman and benefactor.

If you have other articles about his business sources and links, please share with me to get to the bottom of this.

Benefactor and Businessman Levon Hayrapetyan Dies in Russian Prison - Hetq - News, Articles, Investigations: Levon Hayrapetyan, a Russian-Armenian benefactor serving a four-year sentence for swindling $700,000 from the mother of former Russian senator Igor V. Izmestiev, died today at the age of 68 in the Mordovia Maximum Security Prison.

And here is about another Armenian benefactor: in Armenian about Mateos Kevorkian who died penniless! We need to further investigate his situation as well. His name was Russianized as Kevorkof

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Sunday, September 10, 2017

September 2017 Events

Here is the listing of the Armenian events you might like to attend

FYI today I added the social media sharing to all the posts on this blog. A long overdue task I had to take care of. Now you can share the pages that you like easier via social media.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

JULY 2017 Armenian events in NY/NJ/CT and Eastern US

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WEDNESDAY,JULY 12 Business collaboration and networking in Bayside, Queens - to RSVP

THURSDAY, JULY 13 Networking on the Plaza at St. Vartan - The details are at:


SUNDAY, JULY 23 AAN - Armenian American Night

SUNDAY, JULY 30th - Garden Party organized by the Knights and Daughters of Vartan in Long Island. For reservations please see the flyer:


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Monday, June 19, 2017

The Armenian Reporter newspaper

I have huge project to scan and digitize all my personal paperwork. One of them was a cut out from The Armenian Report, October 4, 1990 on page 17. It's entitled: Levon Der Bedrosian's visit to the New York Area. The caption reads:
"United Nations Gathering, President Levon Der Bedrosian surrounded with United Nations Armenian employees during his visit to the headquarters of the world organization. At left seated is A. Yeghiazarian, deputy Foreign Minister of Armenia, who is attending the U.N. General Assembly as a member of the Soviet delegation.

Chances are we were given a xerox copy from the newspaper.

I did research about The Armenian Reporter and here is some background information, as well as where to find copies of it in various libraries:
Libraries that Have It: The Armenian reporter. (Flushing, N.Y.) 1967-1991

As you would see, they are not complete archives of the collection. If you know of a source that has public archive of the newspaper, please contact us.

My scan of xerox copy of the article is coming up very poor at 600 dpi
At this point, I'll still keep the xerox copy in in my archives.

Here is the .jpeg copy

Here is the name of some of the people I recognize in the photo:
Seated, first row: second person is Joyce Sulahian, Levon Der Bedrosian, loosahoki/late Lucine Manoushagian, Florence Avakian.
On the second row standing,the third person is loosahoki/late Sara Antreasian, the fifth person is Ani Kupelian Berrezoug, the seventh person is Nora Benari, ninth person with the child is yours truly, Lucine Kavafian Tegnazian with Alex. I had picked up my son from the UN Childcare Center and we had to wait for Levon Der Bedrosian to arrive for an hour in a conference room in the Secretariat bldg.

More information about The Armenian Reporter is at:

Saturday, June 17, 2017

BBC Cardiff singer of the world

Anush Hovhannisyan (Armenia), Round Four, 2017

Soprano Anush Hovhannisyan sings Nun eilt herbei by Nicolai in round four of Cardiff Singer of the World, 2017.
Release date: 16 June 2017

She is outsanding - must hear and watch her!

Monday, June 12, 2017

This science information is via Karen Martirosyan's Facebook post on June 8, 2016 · New York ·

The new chemical element-118 will be named oganesson (Og), in honour of the Russian nuclear physicist Yuri Oganessian who led the team that synthesised element-117.

My thought: Why his original name isn't taken "Oganessian" and instead it is "oganesson"? And he is promoted as Russian nuclear physicist, and not as Armenian?