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…

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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…

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So how many people turned up at the Joint Rally Anyway?

Photo via Aramazd. In the age of inflation figured don’t matter anymore, do they? In order to get the idea of how many people attended a rally in Armenia one has to read through half a dozen newspapers, have a good understanding of who owns which one, do some complex math and get a figure which is close to reality. Thus, having done all the aforementioned operations, I have concluded, that the joint rally of…

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The New Telecommunication Era and Armenia

Armenia draws attention at this article on Huliq.com: “Positive changes in terms of quality and price are expected in Armenia’s telecom market in the near future, if the hopes of Armenian Datacom Company (ADC) are realized. On April 27, ArmenTel and Fibernet were joined on the Armenian telecom market by ADC.” Earlier this week HayBlog and Armenia blog had posted on Russian plans to fully finance construction of a new Nuclear Power Plant in Armenia….

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Armenian 'YouTube'

Via Unzipped I found out about the first Armenian Video Sharing Network: http://www.yesoudo.com. While Unzipped is looking at it as a”very promising development”, I have to say, that this development looks promising only for diaspora Armenians. And that is not just because I couldn’t find a single Armenian letter on the front page (interfaces being English, French and Russian?!), but also because with the type of slow connections and constant problems with uploading we have…

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Armenian Sport Victories

“Happy birthday to Vanes Martirosyan”, I gladly join Armenia blog, who is celebrating successes of Armenian sport, this time remembering the recent boxing victory, posting an Armenia blog exclusive interview with this young and successful Armenian boxer and giving some stunning statistics: How many people can claim 13 victories, 9 knockouts, and no losses in a very scary sport? Hardly any! May you rise to the top and make Armenians the world over proud! Since…

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Leave that flag alone

Blogian is “really angry after finding out that a group of Azeri students has disturbed an Armenian student dance in Moscow by stealing the flag of the dancers (during the dance) and tore it apart.” having received his news from the “incredibly biased official Azerbaijani crappaper APA. ” A number of Armenian blogs have followed the news of the clashes, the Russian language HayBlog has an informative post, however, all the real discussion and action…

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Let's apply

Attention, on May 3rd and 4th, from 10:00 to 13:00 the “Let’s apply” action will be organized by Sksela youth initiative. Task: to mail-bomb the City Hall with applications, which they must reply to during 1 working day. Reason for organizing the action: during the past two weeks various members of the Sksela youth initiative have several times submitted applications to the Yerevan City hall with notifications about the organization of the “Rock for Freedom”…

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