Ex-President Kocharian still likes skiing and dislikes journalists


Just like the old days, Armenia’s ex-president Robert Kocharian likes skiing. RFE/RL’s film-crew caught sight of him in Tsakhadzor on January 6th. And just like in the old days – Kocharian avoids journalists as much as he can. Times change, presidents change, Kocharian doesn’t…
Skiing, jazz and basketball are 3 things that became very popular among Armenian officials while Kocharian was in power. ┬áSome officials actually stayed with those hobbies even after Kocharian left presidency – perhaps in the hope of Kocharian’s comeback? E.g. the head of Armenian traffic police Margar Ohanian was also in the resort – hoping to meet and ski along the ex-president at some point.
On the second half of the day the president of Armenia Serzh Sargsian arrived in Tsakhadzor as well.

Artur Papyan

Journalist, blogger, digital security and media consultant