· July, 2006

Stories about Armenia from July, 2006

Voices from the Caucasus

  27 July 2006

Russian tourists rest in the shade in the Novy Afon (New Athos) monastery near the capital of the Georgian breakaway region of Abkhazia – by eurutuf What follows is a roundup of notable blog conversations from the Caucasus that took place over the last week. For a change, how about...

Armenia: Open Source

  25 July 2006

Nessuna reports that the opening of Microsoft's representative office and the passage of a new copyright law may encourage the adoption of open source software by Armenian companies.

Armenia: Vardavar

24 July 2006

Both Nessuna and Jeremy express their dislike of Vardavar, a holiday celebrated in part by throwing water on complete strangers.

Armenia: Apricot Republic

  21 July 2006

Irina Petrosian discusses the omnipresence of apricots, apricot-related gossip, apricots as an indicator of inflation, and much more that has contributed to Armenia being referred to on occasion as an “apricot republic.”

Armenia: Armenian Style Elections

  20 July 2006

Nessuna links to a video about elections the Armenian way. She reports that those who made the short film were instructed not to make anymore such videos if they wished to graduate from their university.

Armenia: Racist Fliers

  19 July 2006

Nessuna reports on the appearance of racist fliers appearing in Yerevan urging people to “clean their city.” Onnik Krikorian adds that this is ironic considering the number of South Caucasus natives who have died at the hands of white supremacists in Russia.

Armenia: Our Duty to Live

  19 July 2006

Onnik Krikorian posts photos and and an interview with the program manager of the Our Duty to Live project in Vanadzor, Armenia. The project offers educational and social services to needy children in an area still recovering from the devastating 1988 earthquake.

Armenia: BTC Impact

  13 July 2006

My 20-Cent Taxi Ride comments on the impact of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline, which recently opened, on Armenia.

Armenia: Public Opinion

13 July 2006

Onnik Krikorian discusses public opinion findings in Armenia that shows quite a bit of public pessimism about the country's direction.

Armenia: Vochinch Mentality

  11 July 2006

Notes From Hareinik discusses the news that the mayor of the town of Garni has done nothing with the municipal budget. The author says that sooner or later, silence and indifference, “vochinch,” towards such corruption will have to end.

Armenia: Water

  11 July 2006

Zarchka says that water is going to waste in Armenia and that people there fail to understand that water is money.

Armenia: World Cup Fever

  10 July 2006

Raffi K. of Life in Armenia says that central Yerevan was a World Cup watching zone, with people watching games on the streets and in restaurants.