Cardboard-Tank Activist Faces Jail Term for Running into National Security Service's Gate

Activist Artak Gevogryan, a member of the “Counterstrike” art-group, faces 2 years in jail on hooliganism charges for running into the metal gate of Armenia’s National Security Service with his cardboard tank.

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Biking in Yerevan becomes 'the thing'

A wooden bicycle was presented in Yerevan’s Freedom square on Sunday. The bike was developed as part of the “Ticcson” project funded by the Awesome foundation, and looked, well… funny, I guess. And yet, it has a pretty ambitious goal: to “contribute to the development of that culture of changing cars into bicycles” in Yerevan.

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Guest Post: Uzogh's Rant against Slacktivism

I hate Facebook mostly because of the way they fuck my brains there. And the people who do this are people, whom I know, respect and enjoy talking to in real life, people, who are very pleasant and nice personalities around a table, in various life-events and generally in life. But for some reason, when they login to Facebook – they undergo a transformation.

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Mashtots Saga Ends in A Controversial Win for Civil Activists

In what seems to be a carefully choreographed performance ahead of this Sunday’s parliamentary elections, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan ordered the removal of kiosks assembled in a park in central Yerevan. In doing so, Sargsyan ended the 80-day standoff between the municipality and environmental activists.

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Boutique construction at the expense of Mashtots park resumes amid protests

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A week-long sit-in by Armenian environmental activists was dispersed today as police used force to make space for the construction of fashion boutiques at the expense of the few remaining green areas in central Yerevan.
The activists have been claiming, that construction of the boutiques in the little ragged park lying on both sides of Yerevan’s widest and most central Mashtots avenue, should be called off.
Meanwhile, the municipal authorities say the construction is legal and should go on notwithstanding protests.

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HENQ – one more youth initiative

The youth initiative – HENQ, abbreviation from their longer Armenian name “New Young Citizens of Armenia” started their second action in Yerevan today – gathering in front of Tumanyan House-Museum at 18:30, the group of about 10 students divided the tasks among themselves and got going. The action, called “Vonts, chuneq?” (“You don’t have it?”), is based on principle of “We are the State”, according to HENQ. The point of the action was – to…

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