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

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

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Armenia’s 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

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