Ditord also on LiveJournal

Having monitored the Armenian blogosphere for almost 1 year now I can state with full confidence, that the most vivid Armenian blogging community is based on the LiveJournal blogging platform. As the Armenian blog review with its two versions: English and Armenian (the latter is temporarily halted) is intended primarily as a service to the Armenian blogosphere, I find it most appropriate to establish a mirrored LiveJournal version of this blog which will from now…

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World Bank Denies Corruption Allegations

The continuous efforts of Bruce Tasker and Onnik Krikoryan for drawing attention to what they claim is a major corruption case which involves the Armenian government and the World Bank seem to have finally drawn media attention, Onnik Krikoryan writes, that the The Observer newspaper in the U.K. has published details of Tasker’s allegations, and the A1plus and RFE/RL have reported on the issue: The World Bank on Thursday again shrugged off embarrassing allegations about…

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Road Construction at “Ayrarat” Cinema Theatere Halted Leaving The Crossroad in a Mess

Travelling to work from Erebuni to Mashtots avenue every day means, that I have to spend over 1 hour per day being stuck in the minibus at the crossroad of Khanjyan – Agatangeghos streets and Tigran Mets avenue. From this forced daily observation of the construction site I came to realize yesterday, that I haven’t seen any construction going on on the section across “Ayrarat” cinema for around a month now. I remember being rather…

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Medieval Armenian Cemetery in Noradus, Armenia

The continuous destruction of Armenian cemeteries in Nor Jugha, Nakhijevan, Azerbaijan, Baku (Christian cemetery), Azerbaijan and the recent speculations about the possibility of demolition of the Armenian cemetery in Tbilisy, Georgia, got my mind wondering – when we, bloggers make all this frustrated posts and complain about the destruction of cemeteries – do we really care about them, or is just another newsworthy event? Yesterday, on a trip to Vardenis from Yerevan, a friend pointed…

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Levon Ter-Petrossian Meets With Dashnaktsutyun Sparking More Speculation

Onnik Krikoryan at 2008 Presidential Election Monitor reports, that in a surprise move the former and first president Levon Ter Petrosian has held a meeting with representatives of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation — Dashnaktsutiun. The meeting is a suprise, says Onnik Krikoryan , given the fact that Dashnaktsutiun was outlawed under Ter Petrosian, and senior party officials were arrested and ARF newspapers were shut down then. On 29th of September in “Simon Vracyan” Center of…

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