What Council of Europe Membership will mean for Armenia and Azerbaijan

Armenian International Magazine (AIM) November 2000 Vol. 11, No. 11

Armenia Joins Europe
What Council of Europe Membership will mean for Armenia and Azerbaijan

By HRATCH TCHILINGIRIAN

The Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers passed a resolution on November 9 accepting Armenia as a full member of the 41-nation pan-European democratic and human rights organization. The Armenian flag will be raised outside the organization's headquarters in Strasbourg in January when the CE Parliamentary Assembly, which had also voted in favor of accession in June (see AIM July 2000) formally ratifies the decision.

Hratch Tchilingirian
2000-11-01

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Catholicos Visits John Paul II

Armenian International Magazine (AIM) November 2000 Vol. 11, No. 11

Catholicos Visits John Paul II
Heads of 'Sister' Churches Renew Ties

By HRATCH TCHILINGIRIAN

The heads of the Armenian and Roman Catholic Churches met in the Vatican during Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II's official three-day visit to Rome.

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2000-11-01

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Risking Democracy: Elections in Azerbaijan

Armenian International Magazine (AIM) Vol. 11, No. 10, October 2000, pp. 58-61.

Risking Democracy 
Much at stake for President and Son in upcoming elections in Azerbaijan

By HRATCH TCHILINGIRIAN

Azerbaijanis will go to the polls on November 5 to cast their votes for a new Parliament. However, indirectly, it seems they will be voting for a new president. An ailing President Haidar Aliyev, hospitalized at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio where he had heart surgery just a few years ago, must hang on until the elections, until his son Ilham Aliyev is elected to Parliament. This would make the younger Aliyev eligible for the position of that body’s Speaker, and thus able to assume the duties of the president in the event the head of state is incapacitated or dies.

Hratch Tchilingirian
2000-10-01

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Dividing Jerusalem : Armenians on the line of confrontation

Armenian International Magazine (AIM) Vol. 11, No. 10, October 2000, pp. 40-44.  COVER STORY

Dividing Jerusalem 
Armenians on the line of confrontation

By HRATCH TCHILINGIRIAN

The Armenian Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem has become one of the most talked about issues in the ongoing Palestinian-Israeli negotiations over the final status of the city that is sacred to Christians, Jews and Muslims. At the Camp David II talks in the US in July [2000], it was proposed that the Old City be divided into two sections: Israeli control over the Jewish and Armenian quarters and Palestinian control over the Christian and Muslim quarters.

Hratch Tchilingirian
2000-10-01

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Council of Europe Votes In favor of Armenia’s membership

Armenian International Magazine (AIM) July 2000, Volume 11, No. 7, pp. 44-45.

COUNCIL OF EUROPE
Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe Votes In favor of Armenia’s membership

By Hratch Tchilingirian

On June 28 the Coucil of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) voted unanimously to approve Armenia’s bid to join the 41-member organization. Armenia is set to become a full member of Council of Europe (CE) when its Committee of Ministers meet in September. Azerbaijan’s bid was also overwhelmingly accepted, with just one vote against.

Hratch Tchilingirian
2000-07-01

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A Noble Cause: Violinist Levon Chilingirian

Armenian International Magazine (AIM) Vol. 11, No. 6, June 2000, pp. 50-51

A Noble Cause
Violinist Levon Chilingirian Crusades for Armenia’s Musicians

By Hratch Tchilingirian

With all the pomp and regalia of royal ritual, Queen Elizabeth II, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Canada, and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, has bestowed upon Violinist Levon Chilingirian, 52, the title of Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his "contribution to music" during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in February. OBE, established by King George V in 1917, is awarded to British subjects for their "outstanding work." 

Hratch Tchilingirian
2000-06-01

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Reinventing Life: the Black Angel from Vaspurakan

Armenian International Magazine (AIM) April 2000, Volume 11, No. 4

Reinventing Life

Nouritza Matossian on Arshile Gorky: the Black Angel from Vaspurakan

By HRATCH TCHILINGIRIAN

Arshile Gorky, a painter…the first cousin of Maxim Gorky, the writer… ends life,” wrote The New York Times in a short obituary on July 22, 1948.

Hratch Tchilingirian
2000-04-01

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Shooting Again: Assassination Attempt Shakes Up Karabakh and Armenia

Armenian International Magazine (AIM), April 2000, Volume 11, No. 4, pp. 20-21

Shooting Again
Unsuccessful Assassination Attempt Shakes Up Karabakh and Armenia

By HRATCH TCHILINGIRIAN

Less than six months after the assassination of eight top Armenian officials, the president of Karabakh narrowly escaped an attack on his life.

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2000-04-01

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Witness of His Time: Krikor Norikian

Armenian International Magazine (AIM) Vol. 11, No. 3, March 2000, pp. 62-64

Witness of His Time
The Oppressed and the Rejected Find Dignity and Respect in Norikian

By Hratch Tchilingirian

"The different faces I paint have the same agony and suffering," says Krikor Norikian, 58 -- popularly known as Norik -- who is one of the Diaspora’s most well-known painters. "I don’t know where that agony comes from. It’s from nature, from human suffering. It’s from my past, my family and my life experience. It might come from a specific source, but it is universal."

Hratch Tchilingirian
2000-03-01

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