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Yerevan dresses up for New Year

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Young opposition activists campagning for Pashinian severely beaten

Opposition activists beaten and taken to hospital with varying degrees of injuries, Photo via A1+

A group of young opposition activists campaigning on behalf of jailed editor Nikol Pashinian who is running for the Armenian Parliament in a January by-election, were severely beaten and taken to hospital with varying degrees of injuries.

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Everyone else’s Christmas


Most of the world’s Christian nations are celebrating Christmas today… and I wish a fantastic, Merry Christmas to you all!
Frankly, I feel somewhat disadvantaged being an Armenian and celebrating Christmas on January 6th, when nobody else does. It feels, that we’re completely detached from the rest of the world.

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The Orange HR Mail story

I received a strange email message from the HR Team of Orange Armenia yesterday, which claimed, that I have applied to Orange Armenia for a job and they have put my CV in their database. I responded by saying, that I’ve never applied to Orange Armenia for a job and demanded them to delete the corresponding record in their database,  because otherwise I would consider it a violation of my privacy. UPDATED

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Blogging Karabakh, or Observer’s Top 9 list of Karabakh blogs

Monument "We Are Our Mountains", widely recognized as a symbol of Nagorno-Karabakh

I’ve been only able to draw a Top 9 list of blogs from Karabakh, because there are only 9 blogs from Karabakh that I know of currently and will greatly appreciate links to any other blogs from Karbakh out there.
Meanwhile, meet these guys (thanks to Kornelij for listing them). A common feature of all – Russian language.

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Recommendations of Armenian parliamentary committee provide ‘a comprehensive although not complete’ response to March 2008 crisis


Strasbourg, 22.12.2009 – The  recommendations of the ad hoc Committee of the National Assembly of Armenia into the events of 1 and 2 March 2008 provide “a comprehensive, although not complete” response to the political crisis, according to an information note by the co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Armenia of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) made public this week.

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Armenian beauty wins the title of "Mrs Globe 2009"


Mrs. Globe 2009 is a beauty from Armenia, Gohar Harutyunyan. The new Mrs. Globe is a wife, mother of two, artist and former model from Armenia.

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Thank you, God…

…for the creation of chocolate!!!

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Armenia’s “Hatis” beats Turkey’s “Beshiktash”, again

I’m all for basketball diplomacy after Armenia’s “Hatis-Yerevan” team beat Turkey’s “Beshiktash” again on December 17th. Our girls are cool – they beat “Beshiktash” in Istanbul 87-64  in November, and beat them again here in Yerevan – 78։72.

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Opera Mini: State of the Mobile Web in Armenia

The September issue of “State of the Mobile Web” report from Opera Software, the producer of Opera browser and it’s highly popular mobile clone: Opera Mini, contains a special section on Armenia – with some very impressive statistics (see below).