24 Years Since Armenian Pogroms in Sumgait, Azerbaijan – February 1988

It is difficult to define the exact number of victims of Sumgait massacre due to refusal of Azerbaijani government to help. Based on the data provided by the Prosecutor’s office of Azerbaijan, the Prosecutor’s office of the USSR announced that 26 citizens of Armenian nationality perished in Sumgait (“Izvestiya”, 03.03.1988). Below is the incomplete list of innocent victims of Sumgait.

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Armenian rock band ready to sing in Baku

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2tPPhhGlYU

No official announcement has yet been made, but the online social networking sites are filled with the video of the Armenian rock band, The Dorians, for its new song “This Is Our World”. This group is described by many as a plausible pick to represent Armenia in the Azerbaijani capital.

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Boutique construction at the expense of Mashtots park resumes amid protests

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjpWvWMKN2o&t=27s

A week-long sit-in by Armenian environmental activists was dispersed today as police used force to make space for the construction of fashion boutiques at the expense of the few remaining green areas in central Yerevan.
The activists have been claiming, that construction of the boutiques in the little ragged park lying on both sides of Yerevan’s widest and most central Mashtots avenue, should be called off.
Meanwhile, the municipal authorities say the construction is legal and should go on notwithstanding protests.

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Ex-US Envoy says "truth is on Turkey's side"

In an interview published by Hurriyetdailynews.com, Ex-US Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs and US mediator in Nagorno-Karabakh talks made a number of remarks, which sound quite sympathetic of Turkey.

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