Armenia to surpass Azerbaijan and Georgia by GDP per capita. IMF

Armenia to surpass Azerbaijan and Georgia by GDP per capita. IMF

Armenian GDP per capita has surpassed that of Georgia and is projected to surpass Azerbaijan for the first time since 2005, according to IMF data. More importantly, the growth is projected to continue for the next 4-5 years according to IMF. In 2019 GDP per capita in Armenia was equal to $ 4527.592 (current prices, USD), while that of Georgia was worth $4289.322 and Azerbaijan — $4689.378. The projection for 2020 says Armenian GDP per…

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Armenia Issues A Statement on Developments in Baghdad

Armenia Issues A Statement on Developments in Baghdad

Armenian Foreign Ministry has issued a statement in connection with the US drone strike, which killed a top Iranian commander. General Qasem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force, was killed in his vehicle near Baghdad International Airport. The news was confirmed both by the US and Iran. “We are seriously concerned about the recent incidents in Baghdad which led to human loses as well. They risk further undermining the…

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Average salary in Armenia is higher than Azerbaijan, lower than Georgia

Average salary in Armenia is higher than Azerbaijan, lower than Georgia

I came across this infographic on Настоящее Время, which shows average salaries in post-Soviet states in 2016-17. The data is taken from open sources, like the World Bank, etc. Interesting to see that the salaries in oil-rich Azerbaijan are lower than in Armenia, meanwhile Georgia is ahead of everyone. Below is a table extracted from the infographic, which I’ve typed up and translated into English for easy reference. Country Salary Estonia  $1,313.00 Latvia  $1,009.00 Lithuania…

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Why Azerbaijani Laundromat is Bad for Armenia and Georgia

Why Azerbaijani Laundromat is Bad for Armenia and Georgia

Even though Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia are vastly different states, they are always viewed together as one region — the South Caucasus. This means that all international human rights, anti-corruption and democratization reports will look at the indicators from these three countries and try to ‘bring them in line’ together.

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King Bako Sahakian of Artsakh Inaugurated

King Bako Sahakian of Artsakh Inaugurated

This is a sad day. Nagorno-Karabakh President Bako Sahakian personally and deliberately defeated one of the greatest arguments in support of Karabakh’s independence from dictatorial Azerbaijan by swearing in for yet another term on Thursday and extending his decade-long rule.

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Armenians Have The Strongest Opinions on Moral Issues in Eastern Europe

Armenians Have The Strongest Opinions on Moral Issues in Eastern Europe

I came across this interesting info-graphic by RFE/RL on social views and morality in the Eastern European countries. What I found most startling, however, was just how unanimous are the views in Armenia: 96% disapprove drug use and prostitution, 98% disapprove homosexuality, 79% disapprove premarital sex. This is perhaps the result of having such a homogeneous society, 98.1% of the population are ethnic Armenians according to the latest population census. Understandably, this creates a situation,…

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National Geographic portrayed Armenians as "respected artisans, scientists, and energetic merchants"

I came across this fascinating map (link to full-sized map) of the “People’s of the Soviet Union”, published by the National Geographic Magazine in February 1976, which offers a unique view into what the West thought of us, the Soviet’s at that time (and I wasn’t even born then).

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Syrian-Armenian Refugees Send this Videomessage on Genocide Remembrance Day

My very good friends, a group of young Syrian-Armenians, who have found refuge in Armenia from Syria’s raging civil war, have made this remarkable video message today, which I want to share with you. A message to those who tried to scratch our chapter from the book of human existence. We, the descendants of the Armenian Genocide survivors, are and will be the protectors of our identity and cultural heritage. With a spark in our eyes, we…

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