Mashtots Saga Ends in A Controversial Win for Civil Activists

Armenia -- President Serge Sarkissian visits Mashtots park, Yerevan, 01May2012

Armenia -- President Serzh Sargsyan visits Mashtots park, Yerevan, 01May2012

In what seems to be a carefully choreographed performance ahead of this Sunday’s parliamentary elections, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan ordered the removal of kiosks assembled in a park in central Yerevan. In doing so, Sargsyan ended the 80-day standoff between the municipality and environmental activists. Continue reading


Boutique construction at the expense of Mashtots park resumes amid protests


A week-long sit-in by Armenian environmental activists was dispersed today as police used force to make space for the construction of fashion boutiques in one of central Yerevan’s few remaining green areas. Continue reading