Armenia Showcases New Missiles in Independence Day Parade
(RFE/RL) — Armenia demonstrated on Wednesday Iskander tactical missiles and other advanced weapons acquired from Russia recently as it marked the 25th anniversary of its independence with a military parade held in Yerevan.
Hundreds of Armenian troops marched through the city’s central Republic Square, followed by columns of tanks mounted on ...
Fresh Russian Arms Supplies To Armenia ‘In Progress’
(RFE/RL)- Russia has begun supplying Armenia with new weapons in line with multimillion-dollar defense contracts signed by the two allied states, the Russian ambassador in Yerevan, Ivan Volynkin, said recently.
The Armenian government is to pay for the new weapons with a $200 million loan that was allocated by Moscow last year.
“The loan ...
Karapetian Orders Action Against Government ‘Theft’
(RFE/RL)- Prime Minister Karen Karapetian ordered the Armenian government to root out what he called the embezzlement of budgetary funds set aside for government officials’ travel expenses.
Karapetian alleged and decried the illegal practice after his chief of staff, Davit Harutiunian, unveiled a new electronic system for the purchase of air ...
Armenian Tax Service Told To Target ‘Privileged’ Firms
(RFE/RL)- Prime Minister Karen Karapetian ordered Armenian tax authorities to tackle possible tax evasion among large and lucrative companies which he said are widely seen as being in a “privileged” position.
Holding his first cabinet meeting in Yerevan, Karapetian issued instructions to various ministers and other senior government ...
Armenian Government Signals New Economic Policy
(RFE/RL)- “Armenia needs a new ‘model of development’ in order to successfully address its socioeconomic problems,” Deputy Prime Minister Vache Gabrielian said recently.
Gabrielian commented on the newly appointed Prime Minister Karen Karapetian’s remark that “systemic changes” are required to improve what he called a “very ...
Diaspora Celebrities Urge ‘Democratic Change’ In Armenia
(RFE/RL)- Rock musician Serj Tankian and other prominent Diaspora Armenian artists have called on Armenia’s government to end widespread corruption, respect laws and hold democratic elections, in a joint appeal which they hope will speed up democratic change in the country.
The signatories described themselves as a Justice Within Armenia ...
Spincycle Diaries: Chaos Theory – the explanation for my insanity?
By Talyn Terzian Gilmour
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result
This according to Albert Einstein, one of the smartest human beings to ever walk the earth so it must be right, right? So if it’s as simple as trying something different each time until you get ...
The Final Screening of The Promise with Director Terry George – A personal account
By Talyn Terzian Gilmour
Full disclosure: I’m an Armenian-Canadian and this is an account of my night at the final screening of the Promise, a story about the Armenian Genocide, and the surprise question and answer period with Terry George, Director, at the Toronto International Film Festival.
I felt I had so much riding on the ...