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· July, 2006

Stories about Armenia from July, 2006

Armenia: Hye Superstar

Zarchka reports on the outcome of “Hye Super Star,” Armenia's version of “Pop Idol.”

Voices from the Caucasus

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...

Russia & Armenia: Discriminatory Hiring

Nessuna reports on anti-Armenian discrimination in hiring for jobs in Russia.

Armenia: Military Training

ArmYouth Blog discusses the possible motives for the introduction of military training at younger ages in Armenian schools.

Georgia: Havlabar

Akhtamar of ArmYouth Blog reports from Havlabar, Tbilisi's Armenian Quarter.

Armenia: Open Source

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

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

Armenia: Escape to the Village

Zarchka writes on the value of escaping the city for the village.

Armenia: Apricot Republic

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...

Armenia: Lebanon Refugees

Notes from Hareinik reports that Armenia is offering refuge to anyone fleeing Lebanon.

Armenia: Armenian Style Elections

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...

Armenia: Racist Fliers

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...

Armenia: Our Duty to Live

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...

Armenia: Smoking on the Street

Nessuna asks why men in Armenia consider it acceptable for women to chainsmoke in cafes, but lose all respect for women if they smoke on the street.

Armenia: Silver Cups

Armenian Food writes about Armenia's silver cups.

Armenia: BTC Impact

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

Armenia: Public Opinion

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

Armenia: Vochinch Mentality

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...

Armenia: Water

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

Armenia: Hetq Online Threatened

Onnik Krikorian reports on threats against Hetq Online, the publication for which he works in Armenia.

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