· January, 2007

Stories about Armenia from January, 2007

Armenia: Landmark Ruling

  12 January 2007

Onnik Krikorian says that the decision by the European Court of Human Rights to rule in favor of an opposition activist in Armenia is a landmark ruling that he hopes will encourage Armenians to stand up for their rights. He also notes that the English-language Diasporan blogging community largely ignores...

Armenia: Blogging for Social Good

10 January 2007

Onnik Krikorian links to Gavar Special School, a school educating special needs students in Armenia's Gegharkunik Region. He goes on to discuss how blogs are better than static sites for drawing attention to charities and also for improving news websites.

Armenia: Tax Holidays

  9 January 2007

The Armenian Economist discusses tax holidays for investments by foreign firms in Armenia. This is the last year that such investments qualify, and the blogger asks whether or not the holidays should be extended or whether they are too expensive for Armenia.

Armenia: Potatoes for Votes

  8 January 2007

The latest Armenian Parliamentary Election Monitory at Oneworld Multimedia rounds up the latest election news with a large section devoted to Gagik Tsarukian, who is now making headlines not for losing tons of money or gunfights involving his hired muscle, but for giving out potatoes to buy votes.

Armenia: Naval Disasters & Elephant Romance

  8 January 2007

Onnik Krikorian writes about an Armenian blog he's newly discovered called Armenia Blog. Content on the blog covers all variety of topics germane to Armenia, and Onnik draws attention to a post on the Soviet Union's biggest naval disaster and the search for a mate for the elephant at the...

Saddam execution video re-ignites death penalty debates worldwide

  6 January 2007

Over the past four months, we've tried to feature and contextualise videos we felt should be seen and debated by a wider audience. Today's featured human rights video is something completely new. You may be one of the millions who have sought it out online – or you may have...

Armenia: Dreadful Winter

  5 January 2007

Onnik Krikorian writes that this will be his last winter in Armenia in a letter from Armenia that describes the cold, the difficulties of safely heating one's home, and other reasons to be less than enthusiastic this winter.

Caucasus: European, Asian, or What?

  5 January 2007

A Fistful of Euros wonders whether readers consider Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan to be European or not. Only Georgia and Azerbaijan are partially within Europe geographically, but the latter is usually considered Asia and Armenia considered European for cultural reasons. Registan.net says the geographic distinction between Europe and Asia is...

Armenia: Listening to Country Music in Armenia

  4 January 2007

Nazarian writes about hearing country music while listening to Voice of America as a child in Armenia and not understanding what it was or who listened to it until living in the United States two decades later.

Armenia: Expatriates

  4 January 2007

Armenian LJ user bekaisa writes about the segregated world that expatriates live in, inspiring some interesting comments. Onnik Krikorian responds, adding that Armenia's expatriate community is different from neighboring ones in that it includes Diasporan Armenians who have moved to Armenia whom, Onnik notes, many native Armenians do not see...

Armenia: New Year

3 January 2007

Nareg writes about celebrating the new year — both of them — in Armenia.

Armenia: Traffic Reactions

2 January 2007

Onnik Krikorian surveys Armenian bloggers’ thoughts on making Yerevan's roads safer for pedestrians.