Armenia’s radical opposition rallied thousands in capital Yerevan on March 1st. The date was set to coincide with the 3rd anniversary of deadly street-violence in the capital after 2008 presidential elections, where 10 people died in clashes between supporters of opposition presidential candidate Levon Ter-Petrossian and riot police forces. Continue reading
Sugar prices rose 20% today in most food stores following a 10% price-increase for dairy products yesterday and earlier rises for flour and bread in January. Continue reading
Armenian National Congress (HAK) staged one of the largest anti-government rallies Yerevan has seen since March 2008 in an impressive display that it remains the largest opposition force. Continue reading
As protests continue in Egypt, there has been much speculation that similar developments could occur in the former Soviet Union.
STRATFOR, a reputable geopolitical analytical think-tank, says this is unlikely, as there are too many differences — both cultural and political — between Egypt and the former Soviet states. However, factors unrelated to the Egypt unrest have created risks for instability in several other former Soviet countries. Continue reading