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CRAG E-Alert - 1 December 2004

Dear Friends & Supporters:


Yes, it did happen at long last! The new CRAG premises in London are close to Chiswick House and not far from the Hogarth roundabout.

The new premises were kindly offered to CRAG for free by a generous and successful London-based Armenian benefactor.

The CRAG Executive Board and Chair are thankful to the benefactor and his family for facilitating this cost-saving exercise.

The new coordinates when communicating with us in future are:

Address: CRAG, P O Box 38683, London W13 8WP

Links: Tel: 020-87471465 Fax: 020-89947363 E-mail: OR


Over the past couple of weeks, we have been facing some of the inevitable teething problems associated with any move.

But it seems that the phone and fax lines do work now, which also means that this CRAG d-Base can go out again today!

We are also happy to report (and some of you have already noted this to CRAG in your e-messages!) that substantial work and improvements have been done on the CRAG website (with thanks to a generous Webmaster). In fact, the site is quite close to becoming self-sufficient soon.

However, you can always log on for any news relating to CRAG as well as for broader Armenian issues.

But technical issues aside, CRAG has also been strengthening its human resources and programmes. Under the guidance of the Chair and Executive Board, new - and younger - faces have been joining the Executive Board.

Also, the all-important 90th Anniversary Committee is now meeting weekly with a list of [hopefully achievable and doable] events for 2005. The CRAG Chair is thankful for the necessary and valued support of the Church, the ACCC, other UK-based Armenian organisations and individual experts who are working together toward the common objective of commemorating the genocide.

In the next few weeks, we would also try to catch up with other items that might interest you as much as inform you on what is happening with different events and plans across the UK as well as some news in brief from other EU organisations.


However, in view of its topicality, we would like to draw your attention to an online educational event taking place 1-3 December 2004 that is part of the 'Facing History and Ourselves' series.

An online conversation will take place during those three days, and the Armenian Genocide will feature in the conversation today with leading human rights and genocide scholars such as Prof Richard Hovannisian, Chair of Modern Armenian History at UCLA.

To log on or simply surf the site, log on or directly:


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Given the numerous requests CRAG receives these days for adding addressees to its data-base, we appreciate your letting us know who you are as well since some of the electronic addresses are totally incongruous. Thanks!

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