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· August, 2005

Stories about Armenia from August, 2005

Armenia: Grandiose subway

Naeri posts a series of photos at Flickr of the Soviet-style and rather grand Armenian subway, on the way to an underground bazaar.

Nagorno Karabakh: A murky independence

Marmot Power blogs from the disputed–between Armenia and Azerbaijan–territory of Nagorno Karabakh , and anticipates the merger of the quasi-independent republic into Armenia.

Armenia: Symphony of Silence

Oneworld Multimedia reviews an Armenian film, Symphony of Silence, and in doing so touches on issues affecting the aspirations of the Armenian diaspora and anyone who has suffered mental illness.

Armenia: Foreign minister in apology for son

Blogrel‘s Hovakim notes the apology of Armenian foreign minister Vartan Oskanian on behalf of his son, who injured a 25 year-old man while driving an official car in the capital,...

Azerbaijan, Armenia: Close to Karabakh deal?

Oneworld Multimedia reports that Armenia and Azerbaijan may be closer than they have ever been to a deal on the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh.

Armenia: Refugee photo

Oneworld Multimedia posts a photo of a refugee from Shahumian in the Armenian capital, Yerevan.

Armenia: Dean supports genocide recognition

Voch Me Ban reacts to Democratic Party National Committee Chairman Howard Dean's support for U.S. recognition of the Armenian genocide at the hands of the Ottoman empire 90 years ago.

Miss Armenia Disqualified

Oneworld Multimedia reports that Miss Armenia has been disqualified for corruption and is barred from competing in an upcoming contest in Panama.

Armenia: View of Yerevan

Marmot Power‘s travelogue-style view of the Armenian capital, Yerevan, has sparked a lively debate in the comments section of this post.

Armenia: Tough talk on Nagorno Karabakh

Blogrel‘s Hovakim notes that Azeri President Ilham Aliyev has been “talking tough” again about possible military action over Nagorno Karabakh, a largely ethnic Armenian enclave which seceded from Azerbaijan in...

Armenia: Penal colony photos

Oneworld Multimedia has posted photos taken at a penal colony for women and youths in Abovyan, Armenia.

Turkish scholar freed in Armenia

Blogrel links to reports that Turkish scholar Yektan Turkyilmaz has been freed by the Armenian authorities and promises more details to come.

Turkyilmaz's Trial

Oneworld Multimedia has been reporting on and photographing the trial of Yektan Turkyilmaz, a 33 year old Duke Ph.D. candidate and Turkish citizen of Kurdish descent accused of trying to...

Bus Fares Protested in Yerevan

Onnik Krikorian writes that Yerevan citizens protested and refused to pay fares on minibuses after they were raised from 100 to 130 drams.

Armenia: Parties Dissolved

Blogrel notes that six political parties in Armenia will be dissolved shortly, and wonders if it's legit.

Armenia: The Garbage Dump has become a Way of Life :: August :: 2005

Oneworld Multimedia documents the life of families who scratch out a living by living at urban garbage dumps.

Armenia: Mashutkas in Armenia

The travel blog Beckilina goes for an evocative ride in a Mashtuka through the Arminian countryside. (via Blogrel)

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