Opposition flexes its muscles in Yerevan

Armenia - Leader of "Prosperous Armenia" party Gagik Tsarukian and former President Levon Ter-Petrosian at an opposition rally in Yerevan, 10Oct2014.

Armenia – Leader of “Prosperous Armenia” party Gagik Tsarukian and former President Levon Ter-Petrosian at an opposition rally in Yerevan, 10Oct2014.

Three non-government parliamentary parties staged a demonstration of power on Friday, as they organized the most bewildering of political rallies I have ever seen in Armenia.

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Biking in Yerevan becomes ‘the thing’

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A wooden bicycle was presented in Yerevan’s Freedom square on Sunday. The bike was developed as part of the “Ticcson” project funded by the Awesome foundation, and looked, well… funny, I guess. And yet, it has a pretty ambitious goal: to “contribute to the development of that culture of changing cars into bicycles” in Yerevan. Continue reading

Dream Job

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The Traffic Controller of one of Yerevan's Minibus Routes at his office

The Traffic Controller of one of Yerevan’s Minibus Routes at his office


“What do you do all day?” I asked.
“Sit around, smoke and drink coffee,” the traffic controller on one of Yerevan’s minibus routes chuckled back to me.

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