Stories about Armenia from August, 2006
Onnik Krikorian has numerous new posts covering his recent visit to Lachin. Among them are ones on Ditsmayri and Herik, two dead villages in the region.
Onnik Krikorian just returned from Lachin, the strategic town linking Karabakh with Armenia proper. His trip was cut short because he was detained by the KGB, which informed him his movements were restricted. The trip was not a loss though, as he is able to report on mine-clearing efforts in...
Zarchka writes on enjoying Armenian village life.
Nessuna writes that her uncle was pressed into joining the “Prosperous Armenia” party. She also gives details on the shady past of the party's founder.
Neil of neweurasia reports on press freedom in Central Asia and the Caucasus.
Onnik Krikorian reports on and has photos of a recent Habitat for Humanity project in Armenia.
neweurasia's team of bloggers have lengthy posts looking back at 15 years of independence in Central Asia and the Caucasus.
Onnik Krikorian writes about the slow demise of Armenia's small Greek population.
Today is 15 years since the beginning of the events that some people consider (RUS) Russia's Orange Revolution – but which are better known as the August Putsch. This year, on August 20 and 21, memorial services will be held in Moscow for Dmitry Komar, Ilya Krichevsky and Vladimir Usov,...
Nessuna was attacked and had her purse stolen. She gives a brief account of the experience at her blog.
Onnik Krikorian looks at whether or not Armenia is a mafia state.
Nessuna posts about the benefits of speaking a foreign language in Armenia.
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Marcella again contributes a post about women's issues in Armenia at di cavoli e di re, saying that women need to find a way to be more independent of men.
Onnik Krikorian reports on the depopulation of the Lachin corridor, an area of land linking Armenia to the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh territory. Residents attracted there with promises of land and work are now leaving.
Nareg of Life in Armenia wants to know what is up with the sudden appearance of large, flat-panel screens in various locations around Yerevan.
Nessuna carries a fictional story composed out of many elements of truth about virginity and attitudes towards sex. Onnik Krikorian and Ani have related posts.
Onnik Krikorian reports that internet connections in Armenia are still spotty after last weekend's loss of service. He says that if the Armenian blogosphere suddenly goes silent, the poor connection is the reason.
Onnik Krikorian reports on mixed race marriages in Armenia, public attitudes against them, and the difficulties that such couples face.
Onnik Krikorian uses the dismissal of a Reuters freelance photographer in Lebanon for manipulating photos as a springboard to discuss photojournalists’ ethics and photo manipulation in Armenian media.