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· April, 2006

Stories about Armenia from April, 2006

Armenia: Prkutyun

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: Students, Administrators, and No Media

Onnik Krikorian reports that the Yerevan State Medical Institute's rector refused to meet with Indian students unless the media left while Nessuna translates an article on the meeting.

Armenia: Genocide Notes

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

Armenia: Talks Break Down

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...

Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus

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,...

Armenia: Indian Student Protests

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...

Armenia: Stolen Tunes

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

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...

Armenia: Indian Student Protests

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: Being Armenian

Anarchistian writes on the connection between one's beliefs and being accepted by other Armenians.

Armenia: Poor Services

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...

Armenia: Indian Student Protest

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...

Armenia: AUA

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

Armenia: Easter

Zarchka writes about Easter celebrations in Armenia.

Armenia: Falsified Votes

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.

Hungary: Ramil Safarov Sentenced To Life

Pestiside.hu reviews the coverage of sentencing to life of an Azeri army officer who killed his Armenian colleague while on the NATO's Partnership for Peace training program in Budapest.

Armenia: Corruption & Cafes

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

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

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...

Armenia: Smile!

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

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