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Armenia Tech

Armenia ranks 111th among 165 nations in cyber-security index

Armenia is ranked only 111th out of 165 nations in a global index that measures the commitment of nations across the world to cyber-security.

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Armenia Politics

Not Cool. Serzh Sargsyan Confirms Plans To Stay in Power

If anyone had any doubts, Serzh Sargsyan gave the clearest signal so far about his intentions to stay in power after his second presidential term expires on April 9th.

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Armenia Diaspora

Armenians Line Up To Elect Putin as Their President

Armenia — People line up in front of the Russian Embassy in Yerevan to vote in Russian presidential elections, Yerevan, 18Mar2018 | Photo by Azatutyun.am

There are large crowds gathering in the polling stations in Yerevan and Gyumri today to vote in Russian presidential elections. Check out these photos on Azatutyun.am. Amazing, isn’t it?

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Armenia

Bitcoin Craze Hits Yerevan


I just saw this huge banner ad on Yerevan’s central Baghramyan avenue.

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Armenia

The First Client at The Green Bean Coffee Shop

Armenia — A cat at the Green Bean Coffee Shop in Yerevan, 15Mar2018

Most cafeterias in Yerevan open at 9:00 or 10:00 in the morning, and its is a challange to find a place to sit if you’re a morning person like me.

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Armenia Economy

Armenia ranks 29th in World Economic Freedom 2017 report

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.

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Armenia Economy

Armenia is 79th in Global Competitiveness Report

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.

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Armenia Diaspora Society

Lilly Sargsyan wins 'Miss Armenia 2017' beauty contest

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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Armenia Region

Russian-Israeli blogger defeats Azerbaijan's Karabakh blacklist

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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Armenia

Independent Armenian

 

Armenia — A panoramic view of Yerevan, with Mt Ararat on the background and Armenia’s Coat of Arms (State Emblem) on the foreground, Yerevan, undated

They used to call me Russian Comy (Communist) in my US high school — Salinas High. It was in 1995, Armenia had been an independent country for 4 years and I was a proud citizen. Sadly, the big World Atlas on the wall of the government class didn’t know anything about the collapse of the USSR.
“Where are you from again?” was the usual question.