King Bako Sahakian of Artsakh Inaugurated

Bako Sahakian sworn in

Nagorno Karabakh – President Bako Sahakian is sworn in for another term, 7Sep2017.

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.

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Karabakh Population Grows 10% in 10 Years

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

“Poor quality of forces on Karabakh frontline increases danger of accidental outbreak of war”

Nagorno-Karabakh -- Military parade in Stepanakert, archive photo

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

I don’t know his name

an old many from Karabakh13 November 2010 | Francesco Alesi

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
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