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Armenia – Azerbaijan Foreign Policy Games

Another wave of discussions on Armenia – Azerbaijan foreign policy games swept through the Armenian blogosphere this week, which almost always means there’s nothing else interesting going on in the country. Considering how boring this Parliamentary election campaign is going, I might just as well be right on this one 🙂
The week started on Armenian bewilderment (Hyelog) on US State Department’s second amendment of the human rights report on Armenia, which was re-phrased once again as: ““Armenia continues to occupy the Azerbaijani territory of Nagorno-Karabakh and seven surrounding Azerbaijani territories”. The Armenian Foreign Ministry spokesman Vladimir Karapetian had said on April 26 that “we thought the mistake was corrected and are bewildered by such an unserious approach.”

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On Ancient Manuscripts of Matenadaran

Speaking of the recent negotiations about digitizing the ancient manuscripts of Matenadarn – Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, JLiving Notes says although there is not much information available on the subject and the news in various media is generally positive, some details he has found out about the issue pose serious grounds for concern: it seems that the organization digitizing the content is putting very strict restrictions on how this digitized content will be used even for the Armenian side.

“If the conditions of using the digitized archive are really such, that is an obvious waste of national resources”, David_Sand says.