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

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Village Mayor Accused of Raping 14 Year-Old Student

Students at a school in Hartashen village of Syunik region claim, that the village mayor has raped a 14-year old student of the the school. Continue reading

Gyumri Mayor’s Surprise Move to Save Tumanian’s House

Gyumri Mayor Vardan Ghukasian, Photo from the official website of Gyumri City Hall

Gyumri Mayor Vardan Ghukasian, Photo from the official website of Gyumri City Hall

Gyumry mayor Vardan Ghukasian announced on Monday, that his family is ready to contribute all the money necessary to acquire great Armenian poet Hovhannes Tumanian’s house in Tbilisi and hand it over to Armenia’s Writers’ Union to be turned into a literary, cultural center and library, Aravot.am reports. Continue reading

Armenian Government Planning to Boost Migration?

Armenia -- Street traders demonstrate outside the Yerevan municipality, 19Jan2011

Yerevan’s new mayor Karen Karapetian ordered to enforce the ban on all forms of street trade in the Armenian capital, clearing sidewalks of people selling a wide range of goods, from agricultural produce to construction materials. Continue reading