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· October, 2005

Stories about Armenia from October, 2005

Armenia: SOS Yerevan

Onnik Krikorian has photos from this weekend's protest against the destruction of Yerevan's parks.

Armenia: Corruption Skyrockets

Oneworld Multimedia reports on corruption and construction in Yerevan.

Armenia: A Civil Exchange

Martuni or Bust!!! reports on a civil exchange regarding “cracking” on the metro.

Armenia: Pollarding

Notes from Hairenik reports on pollarding and other forms of tree abuse in Armenia.

Armenia: Voter Apathy

Watts up in Armenia reports that there is very little public interest in voting in Armenia's local elections.

Armenia: Treeless Hills

Voch Me Ban comments on Vanadzor's lack of trees, phony municipal elections, and the disconnect between the Armenian diaspora and the people of Armenia.

Caucasus: Unrest

Blogrel discusses political turmoil across the South Caucasus.

Armenia: Eveapple

Notes From Hareinik has a dispatch from the Armenian rock scene with a report on Eveapple.

Armenia: Low Marks for Local Election

Oneworld Multimedia reports that local observers have given last weekend's local elections low marks.

Armenia: Civil Society Development

Oneworld Multimedia discusses the development of civil society in Armenia and the role being played or not, as the case may be, by NGOs.

Armenia: Fashion

Blogrel comments on young women's fashion in Armenia. Is there a correlation between skirt length and economic success?

Georgia: A Caucasus Woodstock?

Oneworld Multimedia reports on the possibility of a Caucasus Woodstock to be staged in Georgia near its borders with Armenia and Azerbaijan including bands from all three countries.

Armenia: Pop and Politics

Oneworld Multimedia reports on the use of pop music as an instrument of politics in Armenia.

Armenia: Asbestos Everywhere

After discovering that his roof is asbestos, Ara of Martuni or Bust!!! reports on the prevalence of asbestos in Armenian homes and the costs of replacing it.

Armenia: Transit Point

Martuni or Bust!!! reports on Armenia's role as a transit point for the sex trade.

Armenia: Yerevan Disco Scene in Review

Life in Armenia and Blogrel review the Yerevan discotheque scene.

Armenia: Bambir's Lennon Birthday Bash

Oneworld Multimedia reports on Bambir's rehearsal for this weekend's John Lennon Birtday Bash at Yerevan's Stop Club.

Armenia: MB's Most Wanted #001

Martuni or Bust!!! has a most-wanted list. #001 on the list is Alexander Sargsyan, the brother of Armenia's defense minister.

Armenia: Reestablishing Cultural Ties to Central Asia

An American Dramaturg reports on efforts to reestablish ties between performing arts communities in the Caucasus and Central Asia.

Armenia: Pop Culture Roundup

Blogrel rounds up the week in pop culture touching on the welcome arrival of meaningless, entertaining television shows and pop music acts.

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