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SevanoDC has posted a video on Youtube of an attempt to get pulled over a give a bribe of 1000 drams to a police man:
Alex and I driving in Yerevan. Alex was trying to get pulled over so I can record him giving a 1,ooo Dram bribe (about $2.50). Usually the cops pull him over for nothing, but this time he was running red lights and everything. We did not get pulled over but he explains how to deliver a bribe in Armenia.
Although the attempt is failed, the issue of police bribes is longstanding and a difficult one.
Interestingly, the number of police on the streets and taking bribes has been greatly reduced in the recent months. This has followed adoption of the new traffic regulation. One of the improvements of the new regulation was noted by Narjan a week ago:
The fact, that I’m noticing several drivers with fastened seat belts is a great plus.
Speaking of driving, cars and regulations, Notes From Hairenik has a post about “The power of the seal” in the South Caucasus:
Last week a friend of mine and I planned to jump into my Niva and journey towards Tbilisi, Georgia.  I made a road trip to Samtskhe-Javakheti or Javakhk several years ago and admired the beautiful landscape, so I wanted to travel Georgia again but this time drive in my own car.
I gave him the official registration/title of the car, which looks like a credit card, followed by the transfer of ownership which was typed in Armenian. He glanced over it, turning it over a couple of times, then asked, “What is this?” I told him but he protested. “This isn’t stamped with a seal. Why are you showing this to me? This is basically useless and besides, you don’t have a sealed Russian or English translation. Go back, you can’t cross with your car.”
Anyway, I finally learned my lesson after all this time living here. Very few can do anything if their papers are not stamped with approval. Apparently very few things in this country rival the power of the seal, which in my experience was ultimate.