National Geographic portrayed Armenians as "respected artisans, scientists, and energetic merchants"

Old National Geographics map describing the people of the Soviet Union
Old National Geographics map describing the people of the Soviet Union

I came across this fascinating map (link to full-sized map) of the “People’s of the Soviet Union”, published by the National Geographic Magazine in February 1976, which offers a unique view into what the West thought of us, the Soviet’s at that time (and I wasn’t even born then). Continue reading “National Geographic portrayed Armenians as "respected artisans, scientists, and energetic merchants"”

Protesters Throw Eggs at Russian Embassy in Yerevan


Russia has been shuffling Armenia and Azerbaijan as a pack of old cards for its interests. It took hundreds of lost lives until at least some people in Armenia started to understand this. Today this understanding took concrete shape and form as hundreds of people rallied in Yerevan against Russian sale of arms to Azerbaijan as well as Russia’s treacherous stance towards Armenia. Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Protesters Throw Eggs at Russian Embassy in Yerevan"</span>

Disgrace: Armenia's Independence Gets only 7 Supporters in 131 Seat Parliament

Armenia - The results of Armenian parliament vote on the ratification of an accession treaty with the Eurasian Economic Union shown on a screen, Yerevan, 4Dec2014.
Armenia – The results of Armenian parliament vote on the ratification of an accession treaty with the Eurasian Economic Union shown on a screen, Yerevan, 4Dec2014.

The Armenian parliament ratified on Thursday Armenia’s controversial accession treaty with the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union. Continue reading “Disgrace: Armenia's Independence Gets only 7 Supporters in 131 Seat Parliament”

Sarkissian Finally Explains His EU Association U-Turn by Playing Naive

France -- Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan addresses the plenary session of PACE, Strasbourg, 02Oct2013
France — Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan addresses the plenary session of PACE, Strasbourg, 02Oct2013

Armenian President Serzh Sarkissian used the opportunity to make a speech during the plenary session of PACE to finally give some sort of an explanation about his decision to join the Russia-led Customs Union effectively blocking the way to the  Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement and the EU Association agreement that came with it. Continue reading “Sarkissian Finally Explains His EU Association U-Turn by Playing Naive”

The Parallel Realities of Post-Election Armenia

Armenia - Opposition leader Raffi Hovannisian is greeted by supporters in Yerevan's Liberty Square, 22Feb2013 | Photolur via Azatutyun.am
Armenia – Opposition leader Raffi Hovannisian is greeted by supporters in Yerevan’s Liberty Square, 22Feb2013 | Photolur via Azatutyun.am

There’s a lot said and done these days in the name of the people of Armenia, to the people of Armenia, for the people of Armenia, with the people of Armenia, regardless the people of Armenia… Continue reading “The Parallel Realities of Post-Election Armenia”

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