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· February, 2007

Stories about Armenia from February, 2007

Armenia: Election Monitor

The CRD/TI Armenia Election Monitor rounds up the latest parliamentary election news.

Armenia: Self-immolation

In Armenia yesterday, a man died after setting himself on fire in the capital's Republic Square. It is not known exactly why the man set himself alight, but he reportedly...

Armenia: Protesting the Land Grab

The CRD/TI Armenia Election Monitor reports on a protest against Armenia's president that took place today outside of the presidential palace. The protesters are former residents of homes that the...

Armenia: Parliamentary Election Monitor

The CRD/TI Armenia Election Blog surveys the latest news about the upcoming Armenian parliamentary election and urges Armenian readers to get involved by serving as election observers.

Armenia: Dual Citizenship

At Life in Armenia, Raffi K. notes that dual citizenship is closer to becoming a reality and hopes that sticking points holding it up can be sorted out soon.

Armenia: A Real Alternative

The Armenian Libertarian-Socialist Movement blog notes the appearance of a new movement calling itself “The Alternative,” and examines whether or not the movement lives up to what it claims to...

Armenia: Barekendan

The CRD/TI Armenia Election Monitor 2007 blog has photos and a report on Barekendan, a traditional Armenian festival comparable to Mardi Gras or Carnival that many activists, including a considerable...

Armenia: Dangers for Motorcycles

Blogster, a blog about motorcycling in Armenia, lists the most dangerous road hazards for motorcyclists in Armenia.

Armenia: Banana Republic Party

Kronstadt has started the Banana Republic Party to heap ridicule on Gagik Tsarukian’s Prosperous Armenia party.

Armenia: Prosperous Armenia

CRD/TI Armenia Election Monitor 2007 reports on Gagik Tsarukian’s Prosperous Armenia part. Tsarukian's party is popular with the poor for its charity, which critics label vote buying.

Armenia: Structure Determines All

Armenian Libertarian-Socialist Movement argues that Armenia's political structure is institutionalizing politics ruled by the military and oligarch without any real alternatives in sight.

Armenia: Blogs as the New Printing Press

The CRD/TI Armenia Election Monitor 2007 writes about blogs as the new printing press, discussing experiences with blogging and politics in other countries and how those experiences are worth paying...

Armenia: Economic Publications

The Armenian Economist writes about the number of articles published in economic journals by authors affiliated with Armenian institutions, saying that the low number is a serious issue because it...

Armenia: Soldiers at the Court

Onnik Krikorian reports seeing soldiers manning security at Armenia's Constitutional Court and says that for a country that is supposed to be heading toward democracy, it sends the wrong message.

Armenia: Artists and the State

Sassna Dzrer publishes a press release from Armenian artists criticizing the Armenian government for limiting freedom of artistic expression.

Central Asia & Caucasus: Nonmarket Economies

Registan.net discovers a law proposed in the United States Congress that would slap all of Central Asia and the Caucasus except Kazakhstan with extra tariffs because they would be considered...

Armenia: Election Monitor

Onnik Krikorian has another roundup of Armenian parliamentary election news that covers media restrictions and party recruitment at CRD/TI Election Monitor 2007.

Armenia: Family Size

The Armenian Economist discusses changes in preferences for family size in Armenia.

Armenia: Election Blogging

Mary Joyce writes about her excitment about the Election Blogging Guide coming to Armenia and the importance of blogging. In the comments, Zarcha translates the post into Armenian.

Armenia: Election Blogging

The Center for Regional Development/Transparency International Armenia Election Monitor 2007 blog announces plans to spur election blogging in Armenia.

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