Monthly Archives: May 2013

Editorial

“Unfortunately, the opposition in Armenia is very weak. However, it is the foundation of any democracy, and we are very interested in the maturity of the opposition in our country.” We have been hearing this kind of talk since 1995, and the authors of such “highly democratic” ideas were, naturally, the current government. Rephrasing the …

Politics

“Not to take on the role of the pioneer of the copyright to the proposal of replacing the fragile peace with ‘hotheaded solutions’ for the sake of self-affirmation or for some mercantile reasons.” “I don’t think that the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic has ever made errors with regard to the solution of the issue of its participation …

Politics

Today Andres Herkel, the chairman of the PACE Monitoring Committee, asked Eduard Nalbandyan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, during the meeting of the PACE Standing Committee, which was held within the framework of Armenia’s presidency in the Committee of Ministers, whether the Republic of Armenia was ready to make concessions …

Politics

Nursuna Memecan, the head of the Turkish delegation, was among delegates from 47 countries who participated in the PACE Standing Committee meeting, which was held within the framework of Armenia’s presidency in the Committee of Ministers, in Yerevan today. Let us note that the Azeri delegates haven’t come to the Republic of Armenia to participate …

Politics

Andrey Areshev thinks that one should take heed of Kurginyan’s statements and draw conclusions * Serzh Sargsyan’s failure to participate in the CSTO and the EurAsEC summits has caused heated discussions. Experts express an opinion that Armenia needs to be perceived as more than just Russia’s ally, needs to be perceived as a country that …

Editorial

Flights of Armenian analytical thought really are impressive: our commentators can link all the events that take place in Armenia and fit them into their theories. Generally, one can explain everything by everything without huge effort. Let us consider any two events. For example, it hailed in Armenia again this week, and one of the …

Culture

The presentation of the Armenian translation of Turkish novelist Elif Şafak’s novel “The Bastard of Istanbul” took place in the Arno Babajanyan Concert Hall today. The book was translated into Armenian by Maro Madoyan-Alajajian, a translator and an Armenian American literary critic. Levon Ananyan, the president of the Union of Writers, attaching importance to Şafak’s …

Politics

The political scientist sees “hostile elements” in the attitude of the Russian Federation President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan didn’t attend the unofficial meeting of the leaders of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) countries. By the way, it was the first time the President of Armenia had ever failed to attend such a high-level event. …