Iranians Flock to Armenia to Celebrate Novruz Again

There are Iranian tourists everywhere in Yerevan these days. They’re here to celebrate Novruz. We haven’t seen so many since at least 2011. This has got to be the result of lifting international sanctions against Iran. Continue reading “Iranians Flock to Armenia to Celebrate Novruz Again”

Armenia’s Economy Ranked 41st Freest in The 2014 Index. The Full Story.

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Armenia‚Äôs economic freedom score is 68.9 according to the Index of Economic Freedom 2014, making its economy the 41st freest in the world. This annual index and ranking is created by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal in 1995 to measure the degree of economic freedom in the world’s nations. The question is — does it tell us the full story? Continue reading “Armenia’s Economy Ranked 41st Freest in The 2014 Index. The Full Story.”

Author of The Book about Armenian Army Faces Prosecution

Hovhannes Ishkhanian, a young Armenian writer, is facing prosecution for a limited edition (300 copies) book he published, which the Armenian police claim contains pornography. Continue reading “Author of The Book about Armenian Army Faces Prosecution”

The Symbol of Armenia’s Liberty Cracks

Armenia -- Liberty square facing Armenia's Opera house in Yerevan, 27Feb2012
Armenia -- Liberty square facing Armenia's Opera house in Yerevan, 27Feb2012

The roof of the underground parking facility built under Yerevan’s Liberty square has cracked less than two years after construction. Continue reading “The Symbol of Armenia’s Liberty Cracks”

Government’s Liberty square phobias?

Opposition rally in Yerevan's Liberty square
Armenia -- Opposition rally in Yerevans Liberty square, 08Apr2011

Municipal authorities banned last week two separate appeals by Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun) and Armenian National Congress (HAK) to hold rallies in Yerevan’s Liberty Square. Continue reading “Government’s Liberty square phobias?”