Monthly Archives: March 2013

Editorial

Raffi Hovhannisyan’s decision to stop the hunger strike is good news. No normal man wants someone to deliberately harm himself and damage his health. The Nzhdehists, first of all, Galust Sahakyan, say: “We don’t want any Armenian to suffer.” However, I, not being a national conservative, attribute my wish regarding health to all people on …

Editorial

All the plots of the political domain and thus the informational domain are too hard to conceive; one should have a special talent, which I don’t have. However, two stand out in manifold armies and camps. The first one is focused on “young oligarchs” whose goal is, according to the supporters of that opinion, to …

Politics

According to Rauf Mirgadirov, a political analyst of Zerkalo, “it doesn’t yield anything, besides a show and flag-wavers’ chants.” * Mr. Mirgadirov, the position of the Azeri government on the issue of the Stepanakert airport is rather negative, whereas there are land communications between Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh; besides, this issue seems to be a new …

Politics

“Being engaged in local self-government personally for many years, I know persons who more or less know the material, but I don’t see many such people on the lists,” Sos Gimishyan, a member of the Association of Community Financiers and the leader of the Christian Democratic Renaissance Party, expressed this opinion, while talking about the …

Politics

www.aravot.am inquired of Vardan Ayvazyan, a Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) MP, how they were going to convince the citizens disappointed with their “Toward Secure Armenia” promise to believe their “Better Yerevan” promise. “A larger part of society believed that the RPA, namely its leader Serzh Sargsyan, would carry out the reforms toward secure Armenia; …

Editorial

Whatever you write today, it will turn out that you are writing in favor of or against this or that political team, although I personally have no such intention whatsoever. And since I will talk about Vartan Oskanian who is on the top of the Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP) list for the Yerevan City Council …

Politics

Posted by Nanore Barsoumian on March 21, 2013 in News, Special Reports ·   The U.S. Embassy cables released by WikiLeaks provide invaluable information and insight on how American diplomats assess the inner workings of Armenia’s politics in general, and key players like Raffi Hovannisian in particular. As embassy officials grappled to absorb the day-to-day politics of the country, time …

Healthcare

In order to have Paruyr Hayrikyan, a former candidate for president, treated abroad, the Government of the Republic of Armenia gave 20 million 500 thousand drams. For that sum, which amounts to $52 thousand, Hayrikyan will undergo an examination from scratch at a foreign clinic. Manya Ghazaryan, a member of the Union for National Self-Determination …