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Yerevan to host V Armenian International Medical Congress
/Jan 14/ArmenPress.am/

YEREVAN – Yerevan will host the V Armenian International Medical Congress July 4-6.

The congress will bring together Armenian doctors from all over the Diaspora, as well as internationally renowned experts and healthcare specialists.

The event will focus on issues and developments in public health, general medicine, dentistry, pharmaceuticals, nursery, healthcare education and other medical sectors.


City of Moscow grants land for building first ever Armenian Catholic Church in Russian capital
/Jan 16/ArmenPress.am/

GYUMRI – Moscow city authorities have granted a 0,7-hectare land to the Armenian Catholic community of the Russian capital for building a church, the Armenian Catholic Primacy of Armenia, Georgia, Russia and Eastern Europe told ARMENPRESS.

Moscow city government reported the information after the January 11 visit of Archbishop Raphael Minasyan, the Armenian Catholic Primate of Armenia, Georgia, Russia and Eastern Europe, to the Russian capital. The space is provided gratis.

The new church that is planned to be built in the area will be the first ever Armenian Catholic Church in Moscow.

According to official data currently 500 Armenian Catholic families live in Moscow, while the number is around 100,000 across Russia.

2204 babies born in Artsakh in 2018
/Jan 18/Panorama/

In 2018, 2204 babies were born in the medical institutions od the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (Artsakh/NKR) ministry of healthcare, 1119 of whom were boys and 1085 – girls.

As the Artsakh Ministry of Healthcare told Panorama.am, 1834 babies were born at Stepanakert’s Maternal and Child Health Center. The utmost births were recorded in Martakert, with 188 babies born in the region, followed by 124 in Martuni, 26 – in Hadrud, 22 – in Qashatagh and 10 – in Shahumyan.

According to the source 132 Artsakh children were born in Armenian medical centres throughout the year.

The most given names to the newborn girls were Maria, Mane Anna, Ani and Tigran, Davit, Arman, Narek to newborn boys. 

Ruben Vardanyan to join ACRA Board of Directors Ruben Vardanyan to join ACRA Board of Directors
/Jan 19/News.am/

The Board of Directors of the Analytical Credit Rating Agency (ACRA) has offered well-known Russian Armenian businessman and philanthropist Ruben Vardanyan a position on the board of the agency, ACRA informed in a statement.

“Ruben has agreed, and now approval from the Agency’s shareholders is required,” the statement also reads.

Ruben Vardanyan is the President of Vardanyan, Broitman & Partners and the co-founder of the RVVZ Foundation. He is a Founding Partner and Deputy Chairman of the International Board of Trustees of the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Institute for Emerging Market Studies, and Chairman of the Expert Council of the Center for Wealth Management and Philanthropy of the Skolkovo Business School.

Armenia ranked “free” in Freedom on the Net 2018
/Jan 18/ArmenPress.am/

YEREVAN – According to the Freedom on the Net 2018 released by the Freedom House, Armenia has made a move in the ranking from “partly free” to “free”, reports Armenpress.

Political rights and civic freedoms have been taken into account during the calculation of points.

The report says internet freedom in Armenia improved after citizens effectively used social media platforms, communication apps, and live streaming to engender political change in April 2018. Online content and social media apps were not restricted during the reporting period. Digital activism and live streaming were essential to the Velvet Revolution’s effectiveness.

According to the report, internet access in Armenia continues to grow. Internet is ubiquitous in the capital, Yerevan, with most shopping malls, cafés, universities, and many schools providing free Wi-Fi access. There is also Wi-Fi connectivity in central areas of Yerevan, buses on certain public routes, the metro, some railway stations, and several taxis.

Freedom House presented the countries which made the biggest moves in the internet freedom in 2018