· March, 2006

Stories about Armenia from March, 2006

Armenia: Eclipse

30 March 2006

Nessuna writes about seeing yesterday's eclipse from Armenia and posts to some photos and local online discussions.

Armenia: Deforestation

  29 March 2006

Onnik Krikorian reports on deforestation in Armenia and efforts to protect the country's treest. He also posts photos of people planting trees in Ijevan and Gosh.

Armenia: MCA

  28 March 2006

Onnik Krikorian notes that the US plans to release significant aid to Armenia despite the Armenian government's failure to demonstrate a commitment to democratic reforms.

Armenia: Peace Corps Impact

  27 March 2006

A post by Nessuna at Oneworld Multimedia about visiting the town of Berd with a friend who is a Peace Corps Volunteer prompts a discussion about the impact of these volunteers in Armenia's small villages and a post in response written by a former Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia at...

Armenia: Visiting Berd

25 March 2006

Oneworld Blog has two posts about visits to Berd, an Armenian town close to the Azeri border. While Onnik posts a picture he took in 2004, Nessuna recounts her weekend trip to this forgotten town.

Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus

  21 March 2006

Lunch – by Dushanbe Pictures, Erik Petersson, 2006 With that fresh portion of Tajik plov on your plate, we bid you welcome to the latest roundup of the Central Asian and Caucasian blogosphere, brought to you bi-weekly by neweurasia. First off, apologies for the delay in presenting this week's edition...

Armenia: National Geographic Award

21 March 2006

Onnik Krikorian, whose blog Oneworld features many of his photos, has been nominated for the prestigious National Geographic All Road's photography award.

Armenia: Cops at Work

  17 March 2006

ArmYouth Blog reports that pay increases for police that went into effect last year might actually be having the intended, positive effect of reducing corruption.

Caucasus: Education

  15 March 2006

At young caucasus women, young women from Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia discuss issues related to education in their countries.

Armenia: Progress

  15 March 2006

Zarchka reports that there are small signs of progress in the music played on Armenian transit.

Armenia: “Rabiz”

15 March 2006

Christian Garbis writes about the music, social stereotype, and culture of “rabiz” in Armenia.

Armenia: Waitressing

14 March 2006

Nessuna writes about the trials, tribulations, and joys of waitressing in Armenia.

Armenia: Korfball

  13 March 2006

Zarchka of Life Around Me writes about korfball in Armenia and says she is excited that a team from her country will be playing in the first youth world championship in Holland, where the game originated.

Armenia: Eurovision Protest

  13 March 2006

Onnik Krikorian notes that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia is now touching Armenia's entry in to the Eurovision Song Contest. The entrant's listing of the “Republic of Nagorno Karabakh” as his birthplace is being taken as an offense by Azerbaijan.

Armenia: Crooked Officials

  10 March 2006

Oneworld Multimedia reports on illegalities in the office of the Armenian president. About 60% of government officials have received appointments to positions despite not having done military service.