New Year and Christmas Are The Favourite Holidays of Armenian Bloggers Too

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Yerevan, Republic of Armenia © Onnik Krikorian / Oneworld Multimedia 2008
Hundreds of greetings and congratulations were written on the Armenian blog pages this New Year and Christmas, and flew into html browsers and RSS readers – to be read and understood and taken for granted.
The Armenian Patchwork and Oneworld Multimedia have met the New Year with photos of festive Yerevan.
The complaints were all forgotten: about New Year expenses and the obligation to visit all relatives and friends, even those you don’t really want to visit. The Armenian blog-nation sounded well fed and drunk and generally happy.
Apart from reciprocal courtesy visits and spending noisy New Year’s Eve, Armenian Bloggers also like spending the first night of the year watching TV – so they can have something to discuss at A1plus blog 😉
Armenian blogger Simon Blogian reports, that during his official address to the Azeri nation, the president of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliev has said the following about the Karabakh Armenians: “If the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh want to self-determine, they should do that within the framework of Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity. If they don’t want that, they should leave Nagorno-Karabakh and create their second state elsewhere.” In response Blogian has wished, that the grave of I. Aliev’s father – Heidar Aliev “is bulldozered and reduced to dust”, as a reminder of the destruction of Armenian cemeteries in Nakhijevan and elsewhere in Azerbaijan’s territory. According to the blogger, Azerbaijan’s president I. Aliev will only be able to perceive what Karabach means to Armenians and understand, that “as far as there is one Armenian alive in this world Nagorno-Karabakh will never become part of Azerbaijan.”
JLiving notes blog wishes everybody a happy new working year, while Nm_work complains on Christian SPAM – having received an SMS message from The Holy See (religious centre of all apostolic Armenians) with the following content: “Christ was born today.” While the blogger notes, that in a predominantly Christian country it is OK for the Church to send out such messages, he still finds it unpleasant to be awakened at 9:17 on a holiday by an apparently unsolicited message.
At any rate New Year and Christmas holidays are over, and I happily join JLiving notes and wish you a happy working year.

Artur Papyan

Journalist, blogger, digital security and media consultant


  1. Wishing that Gaydar Aliev’s grave is bulldozed is a stupid thing to put online. I am upset with the Azeri destruction of our heritage but we need to project ourselves a little less emotional. Such public displays of despair do not add any value to the issue.

  2. Unsolicited mass SMS “Christ was born today”?? Ha-ha-ha, what ridiculous bullshit! The foul-mouthed womanizer SOB Garegin couldn’t find a better use for the church’s money? How about opening a brothel? 🙂

  3. Doesn’t he already own a couple? 😀

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