Yerevan shopkeepers loose their kiosks, jobs and chance to repay loans

Yerevan’s mayor Karen Karapetyan has ordered removal of small kiosks from Armenian capital’s central streets, despite the fact, that many of the kiosks are run by small businessmen, who are fully legally licensed to operate, have corresponding permissions for the space they occupy and often are struggling to repay newly acquired loans. Continue reading


Young Diasporan investor prepared to “follow the law and take anyone to court”

Photo: Pedro Zarokian in his garden

Pedro Zarokian in his garden

I’ve read a very inspiring story today about a young Armenian, raised in the States from the age of 9, who has purchased 112 hectares of land in the village of Bagaran and is planning to battle his way through the hassle of living and working in Armenia. Continue reading