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Armenia ranks 29th in World Economic Freedom 2017 report

World Economic Freedom 2017 Map

Armenia’s ranking has registered a significant drop in this year’s World Economic Freedom 2017 report by the Fraser Institute. The country was placed 23rd in the previous report, but it has slipped all the way down to the 29th position. Continue reading

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Armenia is 79th in Global Competitiveness Report

Armenia in Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018

Armenia in Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018

For all the loud promises Armenian authorities are making about enhancing the countries competitiveness, Armenia is only 73rd among 137 countries in the Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018. Continue reading

Lilly Sargsyan wins ‘Miss Armenia 2017’ beauty contest

'Miss Armenia 2017' beauty contest took place at the National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet named after Al. Spendiaryan in Yerevan, Armenia

‘Miss Armenia 2017’ beauty contest took place at the National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet named after Al. Spendiaryan in Yerevan, Armenia | Photo by Photolure

After a 5-year break a beauty pageant was held again in Armenia. The title of “Miss Armenia 2017” was issued to Lilly Sargsyan. The 17-year-old will represent Armenia in the Miss World 2017 contest which will be held in China in November.

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Russian-Israeli blogger defeats Azerbaijan’s Karabakh blacklist

A picture taken on February 7, 2017, shows Russian-Israeli blogger Alexander Lapshin upon his landing in Baku after being extradicted from Belarus to Azerbaijan. AFP PHOTO / TOFIK BABAYEV

Azerbaijan’s grand experiment of scaring everyone with its blacklist and making the Russian-Israeli blogger Alexander Lapshin an example has failed spectacularly. All kudo’s go to Lapshin, of course. What a guy! But let’s start from the beginning, shall we?

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