Stories about Armenia from July, 2006
Zarchka reports on the outcome of “Hye Super Star,” Armenia's version of “Pop Idol.”
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...
Nessuna reports on anti-Armenian discrimination in hiring for jobs in Russia.
ArmYouth Blog discusses the possible motives for the introduction of military training at younger ages in Armenian schools.
Akhtamar of ArmYouth Blog reports from Havlabar, Tbilisi's Armenian Quarter.
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.
Both Nessuna and Jeremy express their dislike of Vardavar, a holiday celebrated in part by throwing water on complete strangers.
Zarchka writes on the value of escaping the city for the village.
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.”
Notes from Hareinik reports that Armenia is offering refuge to anyone fleeing Lebanon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Armenian Food writes about Armenia's silver cups.
My 20-Cent Taxi Ride comments on the impact of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline, which recently opened, on Armenia.
Onnik Krikorian discusses public opinion findings in Armenia that shows quite a bit of public pessimism about the country's direction.
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.
Zarchka says that water is going to waste in Armenia and that people there fail to understand that water is money.
Onnik Krikorian reports on threats against Hetq Online, the publication for which he works in Armenia.
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.