Armenia To Fine Drivers for Throwing Litter from Car

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Everytime I see something thrown out of a car’s window I swear: “Bastard, son of a bitch.” But I never do anything about it. I imagine accelerating my car, reaching the litter-driver and shouting from my window: “Hey, you son of a bitch, drive back and pick up your carp.” But I never do it. And I utterly hate myself for it. Continue reading

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Vanity Fair: Armenian Police Makes Millions Selling “Cool” Numbers

The Armenian police made 230 760 000 drams ($641,000 US) by selling ‘cool’ car number-plates on an official auction that took place on December 27, 2010.

I don’t know what is the name of this illness, but I’ve tried to classify it in the past.  Continue reading

Joys of Car Inspection in Yerevan

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Story by Notes from Hairenik, Photo & Niva property of Ditord

This morning I finally took care of the vehicle inspection for my Niva, which is referred to as “tekh osmotr,” a Russian term. I found out from a fellow employee last Friday that the law has changed for this year regarding when the inspection sticker expires. If you do not get a new inspection sticker within twelve months of the expiration date you can potentially be fined 50,000 dram by the traffic police.

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