Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan publicly and demonstratively rebuked Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan (no relation) and senior government officials for misusing budget money in state procurement on Saturday during a meeting with the Cabinet.
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World famous French-Armenian singer Charles Aznavour and two dozens of other famous French singers have just finished recording a beautiful song: “Un Geste Pour Haiti Cherie”. It is a song-appeal to encourage people to make donations on behalf of the Caribbean island hit by a disasterous earthquake last week. Continue reading “Aznavour, French music stars record a soundtrack to aid Haiti”
Former President Levon Ter-Petrosian’s speech was surprisingly short as he addressed the opposition rally on Friday in central Yerevan. The opposition leader is known for his 1-hour long speeches. Continue reading “Ter-Petrosian's surprisingly short speech and claim of victory”
Most of the world’s Christian nations are celebrating Christmas today… and I wish a fantastic, Merry Christmas to you all!
Frankly, I feel somewhat disadvantaged being an Armenian and celebrating Christmas on January 6th, when nobody else does. It feels, that we’re completely detached from the rest of the world.
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I’m all for basketball diplomacy after Armenia’s “Hatis-Yerevan” team beat Turkey’s “Beshiktash” again on December 17th. Our girls are cool – they beat “Beshiktash” in Istanbul 87-64 in November, and beat them again here in Yerevan – 78։72.
President Serzh Sargsian and leader of “Orinats yerkir” party exchanged niceties on Saturday during party’s congress, where Baghdasarian was unanimously reelected as head of party. The party’s executive body was also reelected unanimously. Peace and unanimous consent prevailed overall.
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“Armenia is a very safe country, Yerevan is a safe place” I usually tell foreign friends and colleagues visiting Armenia and leave them free to explore it as much as they like, they are all grown ups, after all.
Latest crime figures released by Armenia’s Police for the first 9 months of this year will certainly make me think twice before I let my foreign guests walk free of my company from now on.
This video from the YouTube claims that Armenia’s entry into “Eurovision 2009” music contest was actually a rip-off from Azerbaijani musician Tofiq Quliyev’s “Naxcivani” song. Thanks to Hetq blog’s Sard for the link. There are, actually, some similarities between the two songs, which is probably the case with most folk-music in the Caucasus.
This high tech gadget called ‘Jazzve’ is instrumental in making your ‘Armenian’ coffee a success. It must be used and old. The handle is often wooden and burned. You can tell at once that it has seen a lot of coffee flow through its belly.