Stories about Armenia from September, 2006
Christian Garbis says that a Soviet era song still played occasionally on Armenian radio, “Clean Yerevan,” is totally removed from reality, that not only is there lots of litter, but that Yerevan is plagued by dust.
After a busy summer, we bid you welcome to a new roundup of notable online conversations from Central Asia and the Caucasus, brought to you by neweurasia and read out loud to you by the headmaster of a school in southern Kyrgyzstan's Sary-Moghul. There is not all too much being...
Onnik Krikorian from Oneworld Multimedia has written a series of wonderful articles about the Yezidis, ethnic Kurds, who live in Georgia and Armenia. Traditionally, information gathered about the Yezidis focus on those that live in Southern Kurdistan/Northern Iraq, which makes Onnik's article an incredibly valuable cultural resource. Rasti writes this...
Onnik Krikorian continues his periodic reporting on Yezidis in Armenia and neighboring countries, touching on issues of how Yezidis fit into the Kurdish community.
At Blogrel, “Observer” argues that Armenia will suffer because of anti-Russian moods on the international scene.
Onnik Krikorian has a roundup of the Armenian blogosphere.
Onnik Krikorian has an extensive post on the Yezidi minority in Georgia, which he recently visited together with an ethno-musicologist. Onnik provides exclusive photography, interviews, and compares the minority's situation in Georgia with that in Armenia.
Onnik Krikorian has just come back from a visit to Tblisi/Georgia, where he – amongst other things – looked into the situation of the Yezidi minority.
Onnik Krikorian reports on a visit to the Yezidi village of Ferik in Armenia.
Akhtamar, blogging at ArmYouth Blog, writes that he and his friends decided to show their national pride while attending the recent football match between Armenia and Belgium by painting the Armenian tricolor on their faces. He reports that this was met with plenty of shock and confusion.
There has been another assassination in Central Yerevan. Onnik Krikorian notes that assassinations have been on the rise since the 2003 elections. He expects that there will only be more as next year's elections approach.
Blogger Ara Manoogian helped make a documentary on the trafficking of Armenian women to the UAE for prostitution. After hosting the video on YouTube, he reports that the popular video site is now blocked in the UAE for some users. He provides an alternate link for the documentary.
Zarchka reports on Onnik Krikorian's photo exhibition for Habitat for Humanity of Armenia. Examples of his stellar photography for Habitat for Humanity can be found at his blog.
Onnik Krikorian notes the disappearance of another Armenian blog written by Nessuna, who often shone a light on issues not covered by other bloggers.