In Support of Protesters in Myanmar

Although this post may seem irrelevant to the general content of my blog, I can’t stop myself from posting it. My very good friend from Myanmar/Burma has disappeared from my Gtalk contact list for 2 days now. I have been following the developments with the protest of monks with excitement and anxiety, thinking about how every type of dictatorship, even the type that the Generals possess in Burma is doomed. However, after the main internet…

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Politics of The Armenian Nuclear Power Plant

The Republic of Armenia identifies the need to implement reforms focused on individual branches of industry and sets the following priorities: – to pursue greater energy independence through a diversification of energy supplies and production, the creation of new sources of energy, including nuclear energy, and to develop a stable and reliable export-oriented energy system; National Security Strategy of the Republic of Armenia Fear of the return of dark years in 90’s, when there was…

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Reactions to Levon Ter-Petrossian's Speech

“If the first president of Armenia Levon Ter-Petrossian takes part in the pre-election campaign for the upcoming 2008 presidential elections, he will become yet another opposition figure, with all the consequences flowing from it”, Robert Kocharian told Regnum News Agency today. The incumbent president has reminded his predecessor, that the state budget of Armenia was $300 millions along with a budget deficit of $40 million, when he took over, and today the government are planning…

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After 10 years of silence Levon Ter-Petrossian spoke, only to say nothing?

Following months and weeks and days of speculation on media and the blogosphere about the possibility of Armenia’s First President Levon Ter-Petrossian’s return to politics he appeared on Yerkir-Media news report on September 21st, the Independence Day to say, that he has not made up his mind yet. “Unless I know, that my steps will be effective, I won’t make the move” the ex-president said. According to Levon Ter-Petrossian, the country is in crises: “Getting…

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The Independence Restoration Day

Today is a beutiful day – the proud holiday for the Armenian nation. Today is the 16th anniversary of restoration of Armenia’s Independence, following the Soviet invasion of the 1st Republic. Officially it is called the Independence Day – and I’m content with that definition as well. In fact – words don’t matter today – what matters, is the feeling, that I can’t live in any place and country, other than Armenia. What matters, is…

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Haykakan Zhamanak Blog

Via Kornelij Glas I found out, that Haiykakan Zhamanak newspaper have started a blog. It has started last week, is only in Russian, and as Kornelij notes, these are basicly commentable articles. However, following A1plus blog, Panorama.am election site, Echannel blog (temporarily closed), this is already the forth Armenian media outlet to use blogging as an interactivity feature, and as a blogging maniac, I am more then happy to see such developments in the Armenian…

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Transport Hell in Yerevan

Don’t drive in Yerevan, Notes From Hairenik says, because as a result of Due to the numerous road construction projects car-driving “has become very hazardous with cars passing one another indiscriminately and causing near life-threatening accidents”. The root of the problem is corruption in the way the state grant licenses, Christian Garbis speculates, and the solution – take a taxi, don’t waste your nerves: It is a fact that most motorists on the road today…

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Armenia Becomes Dangerous for Journalists: Hovhannes Galajyan Attacked Again

Editor of opposition newspaper “Iskakan Iravunk” Hovanes Galajyan, was attacked on September 15, and hospitalized with brain concussion. This second attack against Hovhannes Galajyan is one of the many attacks against journalists in Armenia, and the fact it has repeated by possibly the same attackers against Hovhannes Galajyan reminds us again, that none of the ofgenders in this case, as well as in other attacks (e.g. burning of Ara Saghatelyan’s car) has been adequately punished…

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