DR. SPURKIAN AND (S)ELECTIONS IN ARMENIA

I found out via Oneworld Multimedia about DR. SPURKIAN and his ironical analyses of the Armenian political landscape and the prevailing tendencies. Some major points made by this “self-styled intellectual (the emphasis is on the ‘self’) living in the Disapora(s) and criticizing everything and anything relevant to things Armenian” are below: Some ‘parties’ have already been ‘partying’ their projected win, while the sides which should be the most concerned with the elections – namely the…

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(S)elections in Armenia 2007

Onnik Krikoryan in this post at Oneworld Multimedia say’s “its about time someone injected a little humor alongside the predictable cynicsm which surrounds what usually are mere formalities“, speaking of the upcoming elections. Before pointing the readers to Dr. Spurkian’s post full of exactly that “injected little humour”, Onnik summerizes his understanding of what seems to be the task set by the authorities for the upcoming (s)elecitons: That is, making things look like an election…

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Sefilyan's arrest linked to the coming parliamentary elctions? Armenian media reluctant to cover…

Onnik Krikoryan reprots on the protest rally staged on February 2nd, outside the Chamber Music Hall, Yerevan in support of former Karabakh commander, Lebanese-born Zhirayr Sefilyan, who was arrested in December charged with planning to overthrow the Government, which Onnik had previously covered at the Eurasianet. The atmosphere around the event makes Onnik wondering about possible political scenario in the arrest: Firstly, I don’t agree with Sefilyan’s position on the Karabakh negotiations which are still…

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Armenian Genocide Resolution Introduced in Congress

The Armenian blogosphere was dominated by the Genocide issue at the end of the week: Hyelog had 8! posts on Genocide and Turkish denial on February 3rd alone, Kornelij, Ahousekeeper, Martuni or Bust all had something to say, while Rhyne at Armenia blog had a pair of rhethoric quesions: I am optimistic about this resolution. However, there is a chance that it may not make it. What will we do? Keep fighting until it is…

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Exporting Democracy – A Global Fiasco

Blogrel discusses an article by the Armenianow: “Present and Future Power Debate: Who will be the choices in 2008?”, and singles out the point made by Washington D.C./Yerevan political analyst Richard Giragosian: “The process of importing American democracy has exhausted itself. Today both the US and Russia want to maintain stability in Armenia and the CIS. Read more here.

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Ministry of Transport and Communication incompetent

David_Sand in his blog discusses incompetence of theRA Ministry of Transport and Communication. He notes, that the website of the ministry is a constant source of scandal and controversy and discusses the implications of the case on “provision of the 1710-1785GGHz and 1805-1880GGHz radio frequences to the Armentel”. On a more positive note, David_S states, that this could well be an indication, that Armentel intends to provide GPRS internet connectivity to its mobile subscribers. Needless…

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