About Artur Papyan

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Police goes back to the harassing business, activists go back to protesting

Armenia -- Protest ride against the Government's new pension reform, Yerevan, 16Janq2014

Armenia — Protest ride against the Government’s new pension reform, Yerevan, 16Janq2014

The Armenian police tried to intimidate activists struggling against the government’s controversial pension reform by making phone calls and paying intimidating visits to photograph their cars after they took part in an automobile demonstration yesterday. Continue reading

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Armenia’s Economy Ranked 41st Freest in The 2014 Index. The Full Story.

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Armenia’s economic freedom score is 68.9 according to the Index of Economic Freedom 2014, making its economy the 41st freest in the world. This annual index and ranking is created by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal in 1995 to measure the degree of economic freedom in the world’s nations. The question is — does it tell us the full story? Continue reading

“Natural Born Killer” Kocharian Is Back

Armenia -- Screenshot of the funny twit by Twitter user Robert Kocharian, Yerevan, 14Jan2014

Armenia — Screenshot of the funny tweet by Twitter user Robert Kocharian, Yerevan, 14Jan2014

The tweet from Twitter account Robert Kocharian with the about line indicating “Natural Born Killer” made my day today. It was funny, I admit. But that was the only funny thing today. Continue reading