This is a sad day. Nagorno-Karabakh President Bako Sahakian personally and deliberately defeated one of the greatest arguments in support of Karabakh’s independence from dictatorial Azerbaijan by swearing in for yet another term on Thursday and extending his decade-long rule.
Looks like the ‘big, fat, Armenian wedding‘ held in Nagorno-Karabakh in 2008 is starting to bear fruit. Karabakh Prime Minister’s Spokesman Artak Beglaryan cited census data yesterday, according to which the population of the self-proclaimed republic has reached 151,000. That’s a growth rate of 10% in 10 years. Continue reading
Scores of troops, tanks, artillery systems and other military hardware paraded across Stepanakert on May 9 in one of the largest ever displays of Nagorno-Karabakh’s military power.
Watch the full slide-show here.
A US think-tank has concluded, that “the inherent weakness and lack of discipline among the frontline units” of the Azerbaijani army along the Contact line with Nagorno-Karabakh Republic’s Self-Defense Army make the danger of renewed hostilities and escalation more — not less — likely, given the tendency to over-react to incidents and misread the battlefield environment. Continue reading
Today I met this man.
I was near the cemetery on the hills that surround Stapanakert and I saw him walking. Bending forward like an elder that worked hard in his life.
He carried two bags full of vegetables (greens) and a kitchen knife with some earth. I walked beside him and he looked at me.
– Barev Barev Continue reading