After a year-long break, the fight between activists, ecologist and the company Lydian Armenia for the gold-mine hills has started once again. There can be no compromise. The government has taken to waiting them out.
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“Our capabilities have changed, as well as our ideas about how to defend the country, we have accumulated experience, and the regional situation has changed” - Deputy defense minister on the need to create an “Armenian model of the militia”
This year, Putin sent Robert Kocharyan a telegram and spoke with him on the phone. This was only possible because Kocharyan was released from prison
The government has effected a suite of legal changes allowing them to handle the coronavirus without the need for a state of emergency. If there is an outbreak, quarantine may be imposed on specific areas
In light of the closed borders due to the coronavirus, Armenian citizens are unable to leave the country seeking work, but many are moving to the capital. How will the government prevent population drain from the regions?
The Armenian authorities are publishing figures on the success of anti-crisis programmes to cope with the economic consequences of the coronavirus.
Armenia has participated in the 2020 International Army Games held in Russia. One of the competitions took place in Armenia
Goris residents had been living in cave-dwellings until the 18th century
The ministry of education has published a list of rules for the new school year in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Classes start September 15, after the state of emergency is lifted.
According to the minister of health, taking into account economic activity and the number of citizens returning to the country, no less than 250 infections per day are projected.
For three hours, Serzh Sargsyan answered journalist's questions on the circumstances of the war in April 2016
Schools, universities open, TV anchors may work without masks. State of emergency restrictions loosened in Armenia
The state of emergency in Armenia came into force on 16 March. It has been extended multiple times, most recently until 11 September.
The peak of the coronavirus epidemic in the country has passed, but the disease continues to spread. Many schools do not have basic hygienic conditions.
They are forced to make the choice between protecting their rights and keeping their jobs. In addition, many simply do not know where to turn for help.
Yerevan park trees felled as part of agreement with former gov’t, mayor’s office unable to prevent damage
Under the previous, "pre-revolutionary" government, a part of the park in the very center of the capital was leased until 2040, and no one can now prohibit the owner of the territory
This refutes information published by Russian media the day before. Armenian experts have yet to comment on the fake report, but social media users have plenty to say.
Robert Kocharyan spoke about the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, the Karabakh conflict and Azerbaijani-Turkish military exercises near the Armenian border
In an interview with the Israeli Jerusalem Post, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan stated that the weapons that Azerbaijan buys from Israel are being used against civilians in Armenia