Monthly Archives: May 2015

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During the conference “Quality Journalism in the Digital Age” held on May 18-22 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, a well-known Russian journalist, publicist, former State Duma deputy (“Yabloko” faction) and former Secretary General of Russian Union of Journalists, Igor Yakovenko, slammed the state of affairs in the Russian press, calling it a “mediaphrenia” – systematically poisoning own …

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Former Soviet people do not tend to believe in anything. If, let’s say, the Ministry of Health warns that smoking is harmful to your health, we assume that something is hidden under this allegation. For example, a SNGO adjacent to this Ministry “attracts a grant” and now, with such groundless allegations, it wants to make …

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This will not help you to save your souls. At work, I often meet people who tell me what “important national works” they have done. Some of them are a bit strange people, who keep in their pockets the lengthy and rather worn out pages of their “treatise” “about saving the nation”. These people, indeed, …

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According to the expert for the French Military Research Foundation, Gaydz Minasyan, people with new mindset are required, the Soviet mindset is no longer useful. – Mr. Minasyan, how would you generally assess the “Eastern Partnership” Summit in Riga? Were our expectations met? – Overall, the Summit showed that the relationships between Russia and the …

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When in 1978 I was admitted to the Conservatoire, a competition was going on almost in all the departments. In particular, more than 10 applicants were nominated for 5 vocalists’ positions. I was thinking then whether Armenia needs to have 5 singers per year. Isn’t it too much? In the case of the “developed socialism”, …

Culture

Recently, the “Nairi” consortium and the American University of Armenia organized a lecture-meeting with the renowned songwriter and architect Arthur Meschian entitled “Policy Architecture and Political Architecture” theme. During the meeting, which lasted about 3 hours, Meschian spoke on various subjects, ranging from culture up to the politics, also recalling the years of Vano Siradeghyan’s …

World

“I do not know what the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan is busy with, it is up to them, the decisions adopted by them are theirs and I would not like to comment on the future steps of Azerbaijan,” Deputy said Deputy Foreign Minister Karen Nazaryan in the interview with the journalists, responding to …