High Profile Fight in the Center of Yerevan

In an incident several days ago, the bodyguards of Gagik Tsarukyan and Ashot Aghababyan, a republican legislator and owner of a large trade fair, engaged in a fight in the center of Yerevan. This appears to be the result of an argument around what has been described as “inappropriate parking”. Reports in the media claim that the fight went on for around twenty minutes, with police having arrived, but failing to intervene. It is also…

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Political activities in the pre-campaign period

As the time left to the 2008 presidential elections ticks away, political circles are once again beginning to activate. In an interview in the Pastark (Argument) Club, Ararat Zurabyan, head of the HHSh (Armenian National Movement) stated that his party will nominate Levon Ter-Petrosyan to run for president in 2008. Speculations on Mr. Ter-Petrosyan’s possible candidacy have been steadily growing for the past several months, and this interview will serve only to fuel them further….

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20,000 hits for Ditord!

As you can see – this blog is on vacation, just like most of the rest of Armenia. However, I couldn’t stop reacting to the fact, that this morning the blog recorded its 20,000th hit. This blog has been around for 7 months already and has established its steady readership and while its not big – I’d say there are about 120 people who regularly visit us, I’m really thankful to all of you for…

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Armenia's Population 3,223.7THS on July 1, 2007

Interesting facts and figures releazed by Armstat, which I’m publishing despite the horrible translation by ARCA. By the way – I treat any information presented by the Armenian Statistical Service with great reservations. YEREVAN, August 1. /ARKA/. By July 1, 2007, Armenia‘s population had reached 3,223.7ths. The RA Statistical Service reports that Armenia‘s urban population had reached 2,066ths people and rural population 1,157.7ths people. Armenia‘s capital has the largest population – 1,105ths. The Shirak and…

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Press reports Ter-Petrosyan's political activity

Aravot and Zhamanak Yerevan run reports, that Armenia’s first president, Levon Ter-Petrosyan, has held a series of meetings outside Yerevan. This might signify, what the newspapers consider, Mr. Ter-Petrosyan’s return to politics. The former president has kept predominantly out of the public eye, after his resignation in 1997. In the run up to this year’s parliamentary elections rumors circulated about his affiliation with the radical Impeachment bloc and his alleged plans to use the bloc…

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