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Armenia Society

It's a Boy! World's 7 Billionth Baby Is Born in Armenia

Armenia -- Vahram Voskanian, the world's 7 billionth baby born on 31Oct2011 in Artik | Photo by www.azatutyun.am

Vahram Voskanian was born 20 minutes past midnight in Artik’s Mother and Child Care Center in Northern Armenia. The Armenian office of the UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund recognized him as Armenia’s symbolic 7 billionth child.

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Armenia Politics

Yerevan's Mayor Promoted to Job in Moscow

Yerevan's Former Mayor Karen Karapetyan

Yerevan’s mayor Karen Karapetyan resigned last week offering an explanation to his fans (and he did have a lot of fans in fact) on Facebook, which basically read like – he got a better job offer in Moscow.

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I’m getting old or tired or both…
It is becoming increasingly harder for me to keep up with the crazy tempo of work (I’m dedicating full 24/7 to azatutyun.am), allocating time to the family, friends and keep blogging daily.
This blog has been a place for me to spend some free time and experiment with my writing and amaturish ideas about politics.
It has never been an obligation. But as the number of blog’s visitors continues to increase (getting 2-3000 visitors per day on average last month), I somehow feel guilty for not posting something fresh every day. And that guilt kills me.
So I decided to say sorry today and promise to start blogging every day again starting from Monday.

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Armenia Tech

Facebook vs Odnoklassniki in Armenia


Katy Pearce, PHD, a good friend and a dedicated researcher of Armenian technology world, has put together a great presentation on the two most popular social networking sites in Armenia: Facebook and Odnoklassniki.

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Armenia Politics

A Career in Organized Crime

A career in organized crime
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Armenia Economy

Armenia Improves its Position by 6 Points in Latest Doing Business Report

Armenia has significantly improved its position in the latest Doing Business report published annually by the International Finance Corporation and the World Bank.
Armenia has moved up 6 points reaching the 55th slot among 183 countries covered by the report.
The Doing Business project provides objective measures of business regulations for local firms in 183 economies and selected cities at the subnational level and is considered an important indicator for driving foreign investments to a country.

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Armenia Sport

Armenia 1:2 Ireland


When Armenia started losing during yesterday’s game, I was totally heartbroken at first. But than I looked and saw, that in reality, we’re not losing. The score is nothing – our team was playing so good, that I don’t care about the score anymore. Armenia finally has a great football team for the whole world to see and for us – fans, to enjoy. That was a great game, guys! Go Armenia, you’re super!

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Armenia Sport

Armenia Beats Macedonia 4:1 in Euro 2012 Qualifier

Georgia -- Watching Armenia - Macedonia "Euro 2012" qualifier match in a hotel room, Tbilisi, 07Oct2012

There were no Russian or Armenian (nor Macedonian) channels on the hotel’s list of channels in Tbilisi. So we were moving around with lost and troubled faces since Tuesday. “Where are we going to watch the match?” was everyone’s question when coming across in the hotel lobby in our free time.

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Historical Tigranakert on CNN

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Armenia Politics

Surprises in air (TV air) and in the toilets as opposition protest continues


I’ve been repeatedly surprised in recent days with the contradictions I see in the reactions of Armenian authorities to the round-the-clock rallies staged by the Armenian National Congress (HAK) in Yerevan’s Liberty square.

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