I have been following “The Beautified Project” band for several years now and either my musical tastes have evolved, or the band has changed, but I’m growing increasingly more fond of their sound. The song, Kilikia, in their interpretation is just great and so I decided to take the chance and publish some info about them on this blog. Continue reading “The Beautified Project – Kilikia”
BSW-AM blog has posted these wonderful photographs of traditional Armenian costumes. The blog also informs, that photos are collected by Ilya Vartanyan, who is soon going to publish a book with these photos as well as many others, depicting Armenian traditional dresses. A very welcome publication, I daresay. Will be waiting for it impatiently.
While Armenia obsesses over the elections, real and imaginary political games, etc, my good friend Arzuman Harutyunyan, Director at Art Sight Video Studio has produced another one of his brilliant PSAs about stuff that really matters. Continue reading “There is no justification for violence against children…”
While it was evident, that the ruling Republican party would get the biggest amount of donations, it is rather surprising to see, that “Zharangutyun” (Heritage) party, which is currently the smallest opposition party in the National Assembly, comes second by the amount of donations received, surpessing even “Bargavach Hayastan” (Prosperous Armenia) party lead by Armenia’s richest tycoon Gagik Tsarukian.
This is one of those cases when numbers talk.
|#||Political party or coalition||Donations in AMD|
|3||Armenian National Congress||4599000|
|7||Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun)||23148000|
|9||Rule of Law||22613400|
Armenian Army’s unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) “Kroonk-25” took part in artillery trainings held on Arpil 12. Continue reading “Armenia's "Kroonk-25" Drone Takes Part in Artillery Drills”
Since this is coming from Armnews TV, which is known to be linked with Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan, we can almost be sure, that his Republican party is pretty much content with getting 34 percent of the parliament seats, which will give them a clear majority in parliament if they also win most of the sits via majoritarian system, where in most cases Republican-backed oligarchs are contesting elections. Continue reading “Poll: Parliamentary Elections in Armenia”
Anna Arakelian, a 20-year-old resident of Yerevan, was crowned Miss Armenia 2012 in the country’s first beauty contest in five years held on April 10. (A photo story by Karen Minasyan.)
A group of young academics have been demanding an increase to state subsidization of science and education in Armenia. They have created a Facebook group, organized a number of discussions to formulate and put forward their demands.
President of Armenia met the group last year and said instead of demanding an increase of funding, the young scientists should think of better utilizing the funding available to them already. This is surely, a valid statement.
However, a new article in New York Times adds a bit of perspective to the situation with state funding of science and education in Armenia.
According to NYT, Philip Altbach and his colleagues at the Center for International Higher Education have examined academic salaries, contracts and benefits in publicly funded universities in 28 countries, including Armenia. Continue reading “Entry Level Professors Worth Only $405 in Armenia”