Ex-Mayor’s Victim Inspired by Placido Domingo

Aram Kandayan, the a staff member from President Serzh Sargsyan’s administration, who became famous for his role in the resignation of Yerevan Mayor Gagik Beglaryan, has indicated on his Facebook profile, that he is inspired by Placido Domingo. Continue reading “Ex-Mayor’s Victim Inspired by Placido Domingo”

Sarkisian Promises Action on Dead Soldiers’ Cases

Armenia -- President Serzh Sarkisian talks to protesting parents of soldiers who died in non-combat incidents, 27Jan2011
Armenia -- President Serzh Sarkisian talks to protesting parents of soldiers who died in non-combat incidents, 27Jan2011
President Serzh Sarkisian promised “special attention” to criminal investigations into non-combat deaths within the Armenian army ranks on Thursday as he was confronted by angry parents of dead soldiers demonstrating outside his office. Continue reading “Sarkisian Promises Action on Dead Soldiers’ Cases”

Russia Hosts Another Karabakh Meeting

The Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers,  Edward Nalbandian (left) and Elmar Mammadyarov, at a meeting in Astana in 2010
The Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers, Edward Nalbandian (left) and Elmar Mammadyarov, at a meeting in Astana in 2010

In another indication of Russia’s dominating role in settlement of the long-running Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday hosted in Moscow his counterparts from Armenia and Azerbaijan, Edward Nalbandian and Elmar Mammadyarov.  Continue reading “Russia Hosts Another Karabakh Meeting”

CoE Human Rights Commissioner Says March 2008 Wounds Need Healing

Armenia -- Thomas Hammarberg, the Council of Europe commissioner for human rights, at a news conference in Yerevan, 21Jan2011.
Armenia -- Thomas Hammarberg, the Council of Europe commissioner for human rights, at a news conference in Yerevan, 21Jan2011.
Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg has issued a press release on his recent visit to Armenia, which some opposition politicians claimed was an indication of increased pressure on official Yerevan to release jailed oppositionists. The release seems to pull ground away right from under the feet of such claims… Continue reading “CoE Human Rights Commissioner Says March 2008 Wounds Need Healing”