Average monthly wage in Armenia is more than 3 times less than the global average, which is estimated to be equal to $1,480 a month according to the study published last year by the United Nations’ International Labour Organization (ILO). Furthermore, the average wage in Armenia is the lowest among the three Caucasian states.
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One of Armenia’s wealthiest businessman and leader of “Bargavach Hayastan” (Prosperous Armenia) party Gagik Tsarukian has backed the initiative of his party’s youth wing to hold the First Eurasian Youth Conference in the Armenian resort town of Tsakhadzor on August 22-27. Continue reading “Tsarukian Signals Commitment to Putin's Eurasian Union Plan”
Armenia plans to launch its first satellite with Russia’s support, under the terms of a memorandum of understanding signed on Monday during the Farnborough air show.
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More than 10 thousand voters took part in Russia’s presidential polls in Armenia on Sunday, Caucasus Knot reports. Continue reading “Putin Gets 89% Votes of Armenia's Russian Citizens”
Here’s a rather simplistic video dispatch by STRATFOR, a US based company which provides “analysis and insights into political, economic, and military developments”. Continue reading “The Significance of the Caucasus”
Armenia’s ruling Republican party seems the only political force that is taking the upcoming elections seriously, as President Serzh Sargsian makes some major reshuffles by replacing Yerevan’s Mayor Karen Karapetian, Chief of Police Alik Sargsian, Moving the NA Speaker Hovik Abrahamian to run his party’s election campaign and sends his most trusted person – Mikael Minasian (son-in-law) to supervise the runner of his party’s campaign. Continue reading “Sargsian Takes Out The Big Guns”
Armenian President Serzh Sargsian met with his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliev in Sochi today with the mediation of Russia’s President Dmitri Medvedev. The meeting ended in an agreement on the preamble to Karabakh deal.
“”Today, the main result was the agreement, which although we have some parts of the document that are not object of mutual consent, all the sides will prepare their concrete proposals, their concrete wording of all these parts, which will be worked into the text,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said after the meeting, adding, that the presidents have agreed on the ‘preamble’ of the Karabakh agreement. Continue reading “Presidents meet in Sochi, agree on 'preamble' of Karabakh agreement”
OSCE Minsk group co-chairs have issued a statement today, sharing details of their latest regional visit within the frameworks of the Karabakh peaceful negotiation process.
They have, in fact, shared only one detail to be more exact, using 3 large blocks of text to describe it: Co-Chairs (Ambassador Yuri Merzlyakov, the Russian Federation; Ambassador Bernard Fassier, France; Ambassador Robert Bradtke, United States) have delivered to Armenian President Serzh Sargsian an updated version of the Madrid Document of November 2007, containing the Co-Chairs’ latest articulation of the Basic Principles on January 20-th. Continue reading “Co-Chairs' latest articulation of the Basic Principles”
Ara Abrahamian, President of the Union of Russian Armenians, a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador makes a complete fool of himself speaking hillariously broken Russian. Why would he want to do that, I wonder? And how could someone who lives in Russia for decades, speak such bad Russian?
Armenia’s president Serzh Sargsian met his Russian counterpart today. The two presidents made optimistic comments about Karbakh resolution while fishing dressed up in designer’s suits. Continue reading “Something 'fishy' about Sargsian's Russia trip”