Armenia's Twisted Reality: Bread Prices Rise as Wheat Gets Cheaper Globally

Wheat futures have tumbled 17 % in the past year as global production and inventories headed for all-time highs. A further 7% decline in world wheat indicator price is expected this year and the price is expected to average at around 275$ a ton. Meanwhile in Armenia the price of bread and cereals rose 11% in December 2011 year on year, according to eMedia.

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The Grapes Blessing day at the Armenian Church

Sunday, August 17 was marked by the Armenian Apostolic Church as the “Grapes Blessing” day. After the Sunday Mass the priest dressed in gold-embroidered robes blessed the table filled with various sorts of of white and red grapes and invited the believers to share the wonderful fruit of the Armenian valleys with the servants of the Church. The official season of grapes started. The Grapes Blessing day in Armenia usually coincides with the celebration of…

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