Armenia To Fine Drivers for Throwing Litter from Car


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


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


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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