· April, 2006

Stories about Armenia from April, 2006

Armenia: Prkutyun

  28 April 2006

Zarchka writes about visiting an exhibition of the Prkutyun NGO, an organization that provides services to disabled children. Onnik Krikorian went as well and has his own post as well.

Armenia: Genocide Notes

27 April 2006

Nessuna has a brief roundup of posts from Armenian blogs on the anniversary of the Armenian genocide.

Armenia: Talks Break Down

  26 April 2006

Onnik Krikorian reports that talks have broken down between Indian students and the Yerevan State Medical University and notes that a blog has been set up for students to write about the university.

Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus

  25 April 2006

Zhenkov Cathedral, Almaty, Kazakhstan Welcome to the latest roundup from the Central Asian and Caucasian blogosphere, brought to you (almost) bi-weekly by neweurasia's Ben, James, Peter and Luke. As usual, we take you through the countries alphabetically. Unfortunately, the Azeri blogosphere is still underrepresented in our roundup – so if...

Armenia: Indian Student Protests

  24 April 2006

LoonyMoony, Nessuna, and Onnik Krikorian all have updates on the Indian student protests in Armenia at Oneworld Multimedia. Nanyaar, an Indian student in Armenia, also has an update at his blog, The Instant Me.

Armenia: Stolen Tunes

  24 April 2006

Der Hova writes about the frustration of being involved with creating a great song in Armenia only to have it stolen and made into a hit by someone else.

Armenia: Corruption & The Grassroots

  24 April 2006

Christian Garbis reports on blatant government corruption in Armenia and comments that the best way for Armenian citizens to combat it is to organize themselves politically rather than waiting for an opposition leader to appear and lead them.

Armenia: Indian Student Protests

  21 April 2006

Nanyaar has a chronology of events around the death of an Indian student in Armenia while Onnik Krikorian has a few updates and more photos.

Armenia: Poor Services

  20 April 2006

Christian Garbis adds his thoughts on the death of the Indian student in Yerevan and subsequent protests, saying that the incident underlines the apathy and lack of urgency that are all-too-common in Armenia.

Armenia: Indian Student Protest

  20 April 2006

An Indian studying in Armenia fell from an open window and died after emergency services took 45 minutes to respond. Armenian police detained other Indian students for questioning and university officials showed little concern for students’ complaints prompting protests. Onnik Krikorian has extensive coverage and many photos of the protests.

Armenia: AUA

  18 April 2006

Nessuna writes that the benefits of getting an American University of Armenia education go far beyond just improving one's English.

Armenia: Falsified Votes

  17 April 2006

Onnik Krikorian notes that an official has admitted that the 2003 presidential election was falsified and he comments on the prospects for fairer votes in the 2007 and 2008 elections.

Armenia: Corruption & Cafes

14 April 2006

Onnik Krikorian says that cafes are Yerevan's most visible manifestation of corruption and explains why they are so heavily patrolled by interior ministry troops.

Armenia: The Past & Future

  13 April 2006

Christian Garbis writes that Armenians are blinded by their past and do not appreciate that their current problems deserve their full attention. The Basturma Chronicles responds.

Armenia: Safarov Sentenced

  13 April 2006

Oneworld Multimedia notes that Azeri military officer Ramil Safarov has been sentenced to life in prison by a Hungarian court for the murder of an Armenian counterpart at a NATO Partnership for Peace training program two years ago. It is not clear whether or not he will serve his sentence...

Armenia: Smile!

12 April 2006

Zarchka writes that she wishes that smiling in public was more acceptable in Armenia.