Armenian News Network/Groong, an Armenian podcast providing objective coverage on Armenia, Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) and the Armenian diaspora. Find us and follow us everywhere on social media. Here are our links: linktr.ee/groong.

Asbed Bedrossian

Asbed Bedrossian

Hovik Manucharyan

Hovik Manucharyan

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Topics:

  • Police Brutality, Violence & Repressions
  • Armenia Azerbaijan Talks
  • Armenia Russia Relations

Episode 337 | Recorded: June 17, 2024 Read More

Armenia’s Economy in 2022 - PART 2 Conversation with Vardan Aramyan

Topics:

  • Bank Secrecy Legislation
  • Cashless Transactions
  • Explaining Economic “Paradox”

Guest:

Mr. Vardan Aramyan is the former Minister of Finance of the Republic of Armenia from 2016-2018. He is currently Senior Vice President for Finance and Economy at Vallex Group in Yerevan.

Hosts:

  • Hovik Manucharyan TW/@HovikYerevan
  • Asbed Bedrossian TW/@qubriq

Episode 155 | Recorded on Friday, August 5, 2022

Armenia’s Economy in 2022 - PART 1 Conversation with Vardan Aramyan

Topics:

  • Inflation
  • Monetary Policies
  • Fiscal Policies

Guest:

  • Mr. Vardan Aramyan is the former Minister of Finance of the Republic of Armenia from 2016-2018. He is currently Senior Vice President for Finance and Economy at Vallex Group in Yerevan.

Hosts:

  • Hovik Manucharyan TW/@HovikYerevan
  • Asbed Bedrossian TW/@qubriq

Website: https://groong.org/podcasts/CoG-20220812.html Episode 154 | Recorded on Friday, August 5, 2022

Anna Astvatsaturian Turcotte | Ep 153 - August 11, 2022 [EP153]

Posted on Thursday, Aug 11, 2022 | Series: COG

Talking with Anna Astvatsaturian Turcotte | Ep 153 - August 11, 2022

  • Growing up Armenian in Azerbaijan
  • Experiencing Armenia as an Armenian from Azerbaijan
  • Advocating for Armenian Families and Children
  • Thoughts on the condition of Artsakh, and Armenia
  • The projects in progress at Astvatsaturian.org, Anna’s 501c3 charity organization.

Guest:

  • Anna Astvatsaturian Turcotte is an Armenian-American author, city counselor, human rights advocate, and also a refugee from her original city of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, which her family fled, as violence mounted against Armenians.
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ANN/Groong Week in Review - August 7, 2022

Topics:

  • Azerbaijan Attacks Artsakh Again
    • Armenian & Artsakh Authorities Evacuating Berdzor & Aghavno Population
  • Avetik Chalabyan Re-arrested

Guests:

  • Dr. Benyamin Poghosyan - TW/@Benyamin_Poghos

Host:

  • Hovik Manucharyan TW/@HovikYerevan
  • Asbed Bedrossian TW/@qubriq

Episode 152 | Recorded: Monday, August 8, 2022 Website: https://groong.org/podcasts/WiR-20220807.html

Live from Aghavno with Alison Tahmizian Meuse | Ep #151 - Aug 7, 2022 [EP151]

Posted on Sunday, Aug 7, 2022 | Series: COG

This is a live recording of our Twitter Spaces discussion from August 7, 2022 with Alison Tahmizian Meuse who joined us from Aghavno.

The situation in Berdzor/Aghavno is quite concerning as residents were told to vacate their homes, their town and their homeland by August 25.

Guest: Alison Tahmizian Meuse

Hosts:

  • Hovik Manucharyan TW/@HovikYerevan
  • Asbed Bedrossian TW/@qubriq

Episode 151 | Recorded on August 7, 2022

The Situation Around Berdzor with Hakob Hakobyan and Davit Galstyan

Իրավիճակը Բերձորի շուրջ Հակոբ Հակոբյանի և Դավիթ Գալստյանի հետ

Guests / Հյուրեր:

  • Hakob Hakobyan, co-chair of the Artsakh Justice Party. Հակոբ Հակոբյան, Արցախի Արդարություն Կուսակցության նախագահ:

  • David Galstyan(/guest/dgalstyan), leader of the Justice faction in the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh. Դավիթ Գալստյան, Արցախի Հանրապետության Ազգային Ժողովի պատգամավոր և «Արդարություն» խմբակցության ղեկավար։

Episode 150 | Recorded on August 7, 2022

Website: https://groong.org/podcasts/CoG-20220807.html

ANN/Groong Week in Review - July 31, 2022

Topics:

  • Tehran 2022 Trilateral Summit
  • “Normalization” or Pax Turkiana?
  • EU - Azerbaijan gas deal
  • Diaspora Personae Non-Grata

Guests:

  • Yeghia Tashjian - TW/@yeghig

Host:

  • Asbed Bedrossian TW/@qubriq

Episode 149 | Recorded: Monday, July 31, 2022 Website: https://groong.org/podcasts/WiR-20220731.html

Armenian News Network/Groong Week in Review - July 17, 2022

Topics:

  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:02:30 CIA Chief in Armenia
  • 00:18:26 Army Chief Appointed
  • 00:30:41 Armen Grigoryan Dies in Court
  • 00:45:14 Mourad Papazian is Denied Entry in Armenia
  • 00:57:04 Bayramov and Mirzoyan in Tbilisi
  • 01:06:11 Rants

Guests:

  • Tevan Poghosyan - TW/@TevanPoghosyan

Host:

  • Hovik Manucharyan TW/@HovikYerevan
  • Asbed Bedrossian TW/@qubriq

Episode 148 | Recorded: Monday, July 19, 2022 Website: https://groong.org/podcasts/WiR-20220717.html

Armenian News Network/Groong: Current Topics with the Mayor of Glendale - July 14, 2022 A Conversation with Ardy Kassakhian

Topics:

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 01:33 Mayor and Councilman of Glendale
  • 21:45 June 2022 Elections
  • 29:03 US National Politics
  • 37:43 Armenian-American Political Advocacy
  • 53:55 Turkish-Armenian “Normalization”
  • 58:00 Relations between Glendale and Armenia

Guest:

  • 𝐀𝐫𝐝𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐬 ‘𝐀𝐫𝐝𝐲’ 𝐊𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐤𝐡𝐢𝐚𝐧 is a Glendale City Councilman and the current mayor of Glendale.

Hosts:

  • Asbed Bedrossian TW/@qubriq
  • Hovik Manucharyan TW/@hovikyerevan

Episode 147 | Recorded on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 Show notes: https://groong.org/podcasts/CoG-20220714.html