ABCNEWS REMOVES KARABAKH FEATURE FROM TRAVEL GUIDE
ABCNews.com removed a segment of a feature that recommended traveling to Nagorno Karabakh as one the "Great Offbeat Places to Go in 2012."
According to Asbarez, in a travel segment posted on Sunday, Jan 8, on abcnews.com entitled "7 Great Offbeat Places to Go in 2012" ranked Nagorno Karabakh as one of the places to visit during the year. On Tuesday afternoon, however, the piece was re-titled "6 Great Offbeat Places to Go in 2012" and the section on Nagorno Karabakh was extracted from the original. Reader comments were not extracted from the Web site.
"Stay at the recently-built Armenia Hotel in the capital, Stepanakert, and use the city as your base to explore the region. Go hiking through snow-topped mountains and fields of yellow and red flowers. Feast on shish kebob and grilled vegetables. If you're staying with a local, don't be surprised if you're offered homemade mulberry vodka with breakfast," recommended the post.
"Don't miss the Gandzasar Monastery, meaning 'hilltop treasure,' built in the 10th century. Visit it at night to see it lit up in the darkness," added the feature.
Meanwhile, News.Az reported that the Azeri Foreign Ministry has urged the Azerbaijani Embassy in Washington to investigate the matter, according to Azeri foreign ministry spokesperson Elman Abdullayev.
- 1921 Drastamat Kanayan (Dro), Supreme Commander of the Armenian Army, together with a group of Armenian officers, is exiled from Armenia. He died in 1956, in the USA.
- 1924 Creation of the "Girk" (book) publishing house in Yerevan, under the direction of Martiros Saryan.
- 1936 The Komitas String Quartet earns the First Place at the USSR Chamber Ensemble Competition.
- 1942 The 390th Armenian division is formed in the Kerch peninsula under Colonel S. Zakyan. The 409th division, reinforced by Armenian soldiers and officers in Armenia, is renamed the Armenian Division under the command of A. Vassilyan.