Monthly Archives: February 2013

Editorial

After the 1917 Bolshevik revolution, a part of the intelligentsia, professionals left the country, the other part continued to conscientiously do their job, withstanding hard conditions of life, not swearing loyalty to the Reds, but not opposing it either. Trotski would contemptuously call such “nonpolitical” professionals “fellow travelers” (попутчики), stressing those people’s temporary status: they …

Education

“I am sure students will succeed, if they organize themselves. The best way of self-organization is to establish committees to counterbalance the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) student councils,” Gurgen Yeghiazaryan, a member of the Armenian National Congress (ANC), said during a conversation with www.aravot.am, talking about the student strike that is under way these …

Education

“I think that it is not right to scapegoat some rector’s assistant who wasn’t able to restrain himself at that moment due to his emotional condition,” Armen Ashotyan says Talking about the statement of Gevorg Melkonyan, the YSU rector’s assistant, about fielding the “army,” which he had made during the student demonstration, Armen Ashotyan, the …

Politics

A consultation, in which representatives of the RPA, the Heritage Party, and the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) participated and the agenda of which included 3 issues – holding a snap parliamentary election within one year, switching to 100% proportional representation within two years, and increasing the supervisory leverage of the opposition – took place in …

Politics

A consultation, in which representatives of the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA), the Heritage Party, and the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) participated and the agenda of which included 3 issues – holding a snap parliamentary election within one year, switching to 100% proportional representation within two years, and increasing the supervisory leverage of the opposition …

Culture

Dear Mr. President, Congratulations on your victory. Victory means getting the most votes, of course, in a democracy. Based on the overwhelming reported fraud from many NGOs, irrespective of the OSCE report, it seems like it would be scientifically impossible for even you, Mr. President, to know whether you actually won the majority of votes. …