Most cafeterias in Yerevan open at 9:00 or 10:00 in the morning, and its is a challange to find a place to sit if you’re a morning person like me.
Continue reading “The First Client at The Green Bean Coffee Shop”
Armenian Traffic Police have been required to wear special surveillance cameras since June 2016. The cameras were introduced as part of the Government’s anti-corruption efforts [More info about cameras in this video]. A controversial incident on September 4th, which has caused a bit of uproar around the Armenian segment of the internet, has raised many questions about these cameras.
Continue reading “Armenian Traffic Police have wearable cameras and they're not afraid to use them”
Yerevan is stunningly beautiful by night, so it is a welcome move by Yerevan’s municipality to launch a new evening tour, which will run on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from the Republic square from 20։30 to 21։15. Continue reading “Yerevan by Night: New City Tour Launched”
I live in a suburb of Yerevan’s southern Erebuni district and am lucky to have some trees and a green yard around, but when driving to work, somewhere in the area of Erebuni fortress I always feel how the air quality sharply changes and hits my lungs. It takes a while to adjust. Continue reading “Dangerous Levels of Pollutants Recorded in Yerevan's Air”
Two months after Daily Mail published a touching story (albeit not very accurate) about the starving bears and lions in a private zoo in Armenia’s second largest town, the two bear, Masha and Misha, are being transferred to Libearty Bear Sanctuary in Romania. Continue reading “Starving Bears from Gyumri's Sad Zoo Migrate to Europe”
A small but vocal anti-government movement called PreParliament announced today that 7 cars belonging to its supporters have been set on fire yesterday and today. Continue reading “Armenian opposition group under fire: 7 arson attacks, 1 assault in 24 hours”
The video uploaded by an Azeri YouTube user shows that the Armenian helicopters were not attacking the Azerbaijani positions as claimed by the Azeri officials. Continue reading “Footage Showing How the Armenian Helicopter was Shot Down Near Karabakh”
On April 9, incumbent Serzh Sarkisian will be sworn in for another term as president of Armenia.
As that happens, Sarkisian’s bested rival, Raffi Hovannisian, will be taking part in his own inauguration — the “inauguration of a new Armenia,” as he says. It’s unclear exactly what the event will be, but the timing is almost certainly no accident.
Hovannisian disputes the results of the February 18 election. He lost to Sarkisian by roughly 20 points, according to official results. He recently ended a two-week hunger strike that he had been holding to protest the election results and demand electoral reforms.
RFE/RL’s Armenian Service (Radio Azatutyun) discussed all of these issues and more with Hovannisian in an exclusive Google+ Hangout on the evening of April 7.
Watch a recording of the talk below.