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· November, 2007

Stories about Armenia from November, 2007

Azerbaijan: Djulfa

Blogian reports that a documentary highlighting the destruction of an Armenian cemetery in the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhichevan is being distributed to members of the U.S. Congress. However, the Armenian...

Armenia: Rock ‘n Roll Rebels

The Armenian Patchwork posts photographs from the last gig by Armenia's most popular rock band, Bambir. Now with a new drummer, Anush quotes the band's guitarist as saying their new...

Armenia: Renovated Toilets

Kyle's Journey in Armenia updates its readers on a current Peace Corps project to renovate the bathroom and sewer system in a local school. With substandard facilities at present, the...

Armenia: Labor Dynamics

Social Science in the Caucasus comments on a World Bank report on labor dynamics in Armenia. The blog of the Caucasus Resource Research Center says that its findings revealing that...

Armenia: “Voting” Underway

With the presidential election in Armenia less than three months away, the Armenia Election Monitor 2008 blog reports that voting is already underway. However, rather than casting votes for a...

Armenia: Election Campaign Site

Nazarian reports that the first official campaign site has now been established for former president Levon Ter Petrosian. Unzipped goes on to note that the site also features a blog.

Azerbaijan: Armenian Cemetary Deaths

Quoting various news sources, Blogian reports that three Azerbaijanis have died while trying to remove the wall surrounding an Armenian cemetery to make room for a new road.

Armenia: World Bank Corruption

Following last week's visit to Armenia by Dr. Beatrice Edwards, Director of International Programs for the Government Accountability Project (GAP), Blowing the World Bank Whistle alleges that corruption in the...

Armenia: Elephant Controversy

Blogian reports that another controversy is brewing in attempts to find a companion for Hrantik, Yerevan Zoo's only elephant. Because of concerns with conditions in the zoo as well as...

Turkey: Hidden Armenians

Blogian says that Amazon.com has announced the date for the release of the English translation of ”My Grandmother: A Memoir,” a book by Turkish human rights lawyer who discovered her...

Armenia: HaShiSh

Life in the Armenian Diaspora reports that HaShiSh, an Armenian punk rock band from South America, is touring the U.S. Meanwhile, Unzipped posts an account of former System of a...

Armenia: Demise of the Dollar

Life Around Me reports that the Armenian Dram continues to strengthen against the Dollar. While many in Armenia continue to believe that the change is connected with the upcoming presidential...

Armenia: Telethon

Run by an immigrant from Armenia now living in the United States, Blogian urges its readers to make a donation to the annual Thanksgiving Day Telethon held in the Diaspora....

Armenia: World Bank Corruption Allegations

Oneworld Multimedia reports that although the mainstream media in Armenia are covering allegations of corruption in World Bank projects in the country, it was blogs that broke the news months...

Armenia: Responsible Politics

Following the return of the first and former president, Levon Ter Petrosian, to the political stage in Armenia, the Armenian Libertarian-Socialist Movement says that to make amends for past misdeeds...

Armenia: Spam the Vote

The Armenian Observer reports on the continuing efforts of U.S.-born opposition politician Raffi Hovannisian to get his Armenian citizenship backdated enough to allow him to run for president next year....

Armenia: Divided Opposition

Citing press reports and opinion polls, the Armenia Election Monitor 2008 reports on the reluctance of the main opposition party leaders to support the candidacy of former president Levon Ter...

Armenia: USA Today?

Blogian says that an editor at USA Today has questioned reports in the Armenian media that a localized weekly digest of its material is to be published in Armenia this...

Armenia: Dark Years

Zarchka at Life Around Me says that former president Levon Ter Petrosian will always be synonymous with the days when Armenia had frequent power cuts. Indeed, she notes, rare power...

Armenia: She Stoops to Conquer

Trygveu at Armenia and me writes about a play to be staged in Yerevan. The Norwegian ex-pat aid worker will take a leading role in She Stoops to Conquer.

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