18:44 | April 3, 2018
Night clubs are thriving in Hrazdan, a town of 60,000 in Armenia’s Kotayk Province that has seen better days. Striptease joints have replaced the former Soviet giants of manufacture that once employed thousands.
17:30 | March 7, 2018
It was the World Bank that financed the modernization of Hrazdan Medical Center, comprised of a hospital, polyclinic and maternity ward. All four buildings were renovated and outfitted with $800,000 worth of equipment and furnishings.
15:53 | February 9, 2018
During his nine-year tenure as Basen’s mayor, tax collection in Basen increased from 5% to 120%, thanks to which the government’s subsidy to the community increased from year to year - from 9 million to 28 million.
17:29 | January 25, 2018
Charges of “abuse of official authority” have been filed against Baghramyan Mayor Ara Saharyan based on evidence presented by Hetq that the mayor had roads in the community dug up, sewage pipes removed, and later sold at prices he set.
15:33 | January 23, 2018
"Most countries in the world are struggling against the use of plastic in everyday life. They employ different policies to achieve that. We don’t know what our country’s policy is for reducing plastic waste,” says Armineh Tukhikyan, Program Director of the Urban Foundation for Sustainable Development.
16:47 | October 21, 2017
According to the World Bank’s 2017 Worldwide Governance Indicators, published in September, Armenia has improved in standing in all but one of the six indicators measured – Political Stability and Absence of Violence/Terrorism.
16:38 | October 12, 2017
The equipment is operated by the Sevan Communal Enterprise, a not-for-profit arm of the municipality. Edgar Harutyunyan, who heads the Enterprise, says the newest garbage truck is six years old and that the others date back to the 1980s.
17:28 | September 5, 2017
However, in over fifty of the communities Hetq researched for the article, these rents paid by telephone operators don’t wind up in the community coffers but in the pockets of local mayors and those with “connections”.
11:24 | April 26, 2017
Volodya Hakobyan’s house, standing in the most visible place in Kornidzor, a village in Armenia’s Syunik Province, still bears the traces of being under fire during the 1990s Artsakh War.
17:41 | March 1, 2017
Some of the 51 cultural and historical objects amassed four years ago by the History of Armenia and displayed at an exhibition “The Time to Collect Stones”, might never be returned to their original sites.
16:50 | February 17, 2017
The numbers above show that more than half of the tax revenue in the budget is still contributed by large businesses. However, the contribution of SMEs is not proportionate to their role in economic activity.
19:13 | December 30, 2016
The struggle of Garni residents for Azat River was one of the most important events in 2016. The two- year struggle came to a solution on May 21, 2016 when Hovik Abrahamyan, the Prime Minister of the Republic, met with the residents of Garni, who had blocked Garni-Yerevan road for saving River Azat and announced: “Kaghtsrashen Gravity Scheme is cancelled, the construction is stopped and the construction machinery is withdrawn from Azat Gorge.”
01:24 | December 26, 2016
Two years ago the Center of Excellence for the Prevention of Childhood Blindness (CEPCB) was established in Yerevan. Dr. Chien Wong - one of the main mentors of the CEPCB’s medical staff – asserts that the achievements of the Armenian ophthalmologists working in the Center are desirable for many developed countries in the world.
11:48 | May 16, 2016
Mrs. Ayvazyan told this reporter that the three men entered the store and said they wanted to purchase some medicine. They then started to talk to her in a menacing tone and said they would be sending investigators to see her.
15:24 | January 18, 2016
Provincial authorities should be working with local communities to see that financial and other resources are effectively and legally used to tackle the garbage collection issue.
11:42 | December 11, 2015
Thus, the public at large must demand that both parties of the grant equation come clean and provide comprehensive information on such programs. The government of Armenia must also be obligated to publish comprehensive program reports starting from the point when it argues in favor of financing for any sector
14:53 | November 4, 2015
At the October 29 Armenian government cabinet session, a proposal by independent MP Edmond Maroukyan to cancel obtaining fines from citizens by extra-judicial means and to cut fines by a factor of two was thrown out.
11:01 | October 21, 2015
The FAO abattoir project was designed to prevent contagious diseases and to ensure the safety of meat and meat products. The first step was to stop the slaughtering of animals at home and along the roadside.
20:06 | October 9, 2015
The Garni Health Center services Garni and four neighboring villages – Geghadir, Hatsavan, Goght and Geghard– with a population of some 100,000. This doesn’t include visitors and those residing in summer homes.
17:05 | September 2, 2015
According to the online auction listing, Bouniatyan was the winner and that same day the entire purchase amountof 7.9 million dram was transferred to the Compulsory Enforcement Service’s account
11:00 | August 17, 2015
Water readings taken in July and August have shown that there isn’t enough water flowing in the Azad River to build the World Bank financed gravity fed Kaghtsrashen irrigation project.
10:16 | July 9, 2015
To improve household waste management in Armenia’s Kotayk Province and the town of Sevan, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (ERBD) has issued Armenia a financing package totaling 8.07 million Euros.
15:17 | July 6, 2015
President Sargsyan has no doubts that the rate hike is justified. The World Bank has already studied the sector and has made suggestions to reform the sector to the Armenian government; all designed to guarantee the adequate and needed supply of electricity. Otherwise, more brownouts are on the way.
18:26 | June 1, 2015
One month ago Save the Children published its 16th annual State of the World’s Mothers report. Using the latest data on women’s health, children’s health, educational attainment, economic well- being and female participation, the report ranked 179 countries, showing where mothers and children fare best and where they face the greatest hardships.
18:02 | October 23, 2014
Environmental groups in Armenia are in an uproar over a July 2014 government decision they say will allow a mining company to remove and replant endangered flora species and thus circumvent Armenian domestic law and the country’s international obligations to protect and preserve such plants.
19:46 | February 21, 2014
Today, the Garni Historical and Cultural Museum Reserve (that includes the Hellenistic-style temple, a bath complex, a royal summer palace, and a 9th c. church and cemetery) can only be considered a sore spot in the country’s stated drive to promote tourism.
11:56 | January 29, 2014
In letters to the president of Armenia and other high-ranking officials, the Armenian national who's already served 3 years behind bars in Kiev's Lukyanivska Prison describes the legal violations, torture, and cruel and inhuman treatment he and his relatives have experienced.
12:11 | January 27, 2014
The murder occurred in Kiev in 2010, outside the 4 room furniture store founded by the two businessmen in 2008, after which the dual citizen of Armenia and Russia was arrested in Russia (Aloyan is his name as it appears in his Armenian passport; after getting married, he adopted his wife's surname, Suslov).
09:00 | September 16, 2013
After balancing the monetary amount of insult and slander suits, decisions by the courts to freeze property and financial assets became new challenges for news outlets and reporters.
12:04 | April 27, 2013
These photos were taken within the building located at 17 Nansen Street in the 1st Nor Nork district. While the building supposedly does have a “management committee”, the accompanying photos prove that it exists in name only.
19:40 | April 4, 2013
A February 6, 2013 decision handed down by the RA Agriculture Ministry’s Food Safety Service (FSS) was supposed to have led to testing for genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and overall food safety in seven brands of frozen chicken and chicken parts imported to Armenia.
21:30 | March 1, 2013
Laboratory testing of chickens sold under the "Getamej" brand revealed higher than accepted levels of salmonella. The tests were conducted at the RA Ministry of Agriculture's Food Safety Inspectorate's laboratory. The results were published on February 14.
16:19 | February 21, 2013
It seems that Asryan and his wife Gayaneh somehow convinced nine village residents to each take out a $1,000 loan from the ACBA-Credit Agricole Bank and to transfer the money to the. Asryan was supposed to pay back the loans but he hasn't.
17:51 | October 18, 2012
Due to this policy, the print media is free today but it has sacrificed its influence in return. National papers have regressed to becoming regional ones due to their limited circulation, mostly being sold in the capital.
15:17 | August 28, 2012
2012 is an election year and the authorities have promised democratic elections; something that has never occurred. No one really expects this to happen. Everyone knows that elections give rise to increased incidents of violence and restrictions placed on reporters doing their jobs.
10:27 | August 20, 2012
But we failed in our most important task of all – to change the mentality of local community leaders. We failed to impress upon them the fact that they are obligated, by law, to publicly display the decisions taken by local governing bodies. The same law holds true for national state bodies - the government, parliament, the courts, etc.
17:57 | August 1, 2012
Starting in January, 2012, the number of slander and insult cases filed against news outlets and reporters began to decrease. In our opinion, a main factor impacting this process was the RA Constitutional Court’s Decision 997 of November 15 of last year. The courts appear to have begun balancing the scales of justice.
17:43 | July 19, 2012
There was a case of widespread water poisoning on June 1-3 in 2011 in the 11th neighbourhood of Nubarashen in Yerevan. According to the official statement, 87 individuals received treatment for intestinal infections at the Nork Infectious Diseases Clinic.
11:08 | July 5, 2012
In the case of Piruzyan v. Armenia, on June 26, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) found in favor of the plaintiff and ordered Armenia to pay Piruzyan 8,000 euros in pecuniary damages.
13:04 | June 18, 2012
In this case, the Cassation Court included some concepts by saying that even if the reprinting of the information was done in a diligent manner; this doesn’t mean that the news outlet automatically is free of responsibility.
11:43 | June 5, 2012
The road to Gyumri, Armenia’s second city, passes through a repetitive set dry and empty of fields. For a passenger like me, it gets quite boring. As a diversion, I try and read the inscriptions on the roadside monuments set up here and there to commemorate those who have died due to traffic accidents.
18:02 | August 23, 2011
Apparently, the description in the website worried Judge Hovakimyan for he started to "correct" the court documents. But he still wasn't sure if the trial had taken place in "closed session" or not.
16:48 | June 29, 2011
The doors of the Charentsavan Municipal Court have essentially remained shut after Karen Poghosyan, a judge with the Kotayk Regional Court, was stripped of his powers in October 2010 by the Council of Justice.
12:08 | May 6, 2011
European specialists have advised media outlets in Armenia to follow ethical norms, i.e., self-regulation, while the courts should give primacy to the public interest’s right to know; as is the case in most of Europe.
13:00 | March 28, 2011
How the courts come down on moral compensation will decide The planned for changes to Armenian law designed to decriminalize slander charges has been a demand pushed by the European Union for the past ten years. When it comes to the manifesting the freedom ...
13:00 | February 21, 2011
Government Turned Its Back on Deno Gold Violations On January 26, 2011, Deno Gold Mining CJSC announced the dismissal of Executive Director Robert Faletta. This decision taken by Dundee Precious Metals (DPM), the Canadian parent company operating the ...
10:55 | July 22, 2010
The judge, in his two page decision, enumerates the RoA legal code, RoA Constitution, Declaration of International Human Rights and other international norms and clauses that declare the right of a person’s dignity to be of absolute value.
15:08 | May 24, 2010
American-Armenian Dentist Proposes Preventative Oral Care Program for Kids but Officials Appear Uninterested. Jack Saroian, a Doctor of Dentistry, has been practicing dentistry in San Francisco for the past forty years. He also teaches at the Faculty ...
15:06 | May 3, 2010
Will the press think twice about what it writes? At the initiative of three Armenian MP’s, the proposed modifications of the RoA Civil and Criminal Codes give the impression that finally, in Armenia, an attempt is being made to regulate the institution ...
16:16 | April 19, 2010
An interview with Jirayr Kocharian, lecturer of Armenian Studies at the Freie Universitat in Berlin In an April 3, 2010 article entitled “Past Evils”, the German magazine “Spiegel” reflected on the events of 1915 and expressed amazement that to ...
16:24 | March 1, 2010
After Interlaken ECHR Will Resemble Kafka’s “The Castle” On February 18-19, in the Swiss city of Interlaken, the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers met to devise ways to reform the overburdened European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). A joint ...
18:16 | October 12, 2009
On April 7, 2009, Mushegh Janvelyan, a resident of the village of Koti, Tavush Marz, was sentenced to two years conditional imprisonment for the crime of fraud. An investigation by the Department of Social Oversight at the RoA Ministry of Labor and Social ...
19:38 | July 6, 2009
The following is a synopsis of the state of community-wide auditing in Armenia. It appears that while there are many government bodies responsible for monitoring the financial activities of local municipalities in Armenia, most violations go unnoticed and ...
16:10 | December 22, 2008
On June 6, 2005, the Jambarak branch of the Civil Status Acts Registry Agency (CSARA) duly registered the birth of Karineh Meliki Khachatryan. In May of 2008, Lusineh Mkhitaryan, who has headed the same CSARA branch office for eight years, handed Karineh Khachatryan a copy of her birth certificate. The only difference was that there was a different last name on the copy. It read Karineh Makaryan. Karineh, in essence, had been given another surname.
21:00 | August 4, 2008
They add that he uses their votes to assure his victory come election time and whenever else there is a need for support. A group of angry women stated, “They have control over the village lands and are now electing a mayor for us locals as well.” ...
13:42 | May 12, 2008
“When will the kindergarten open?” is the question Yester Khachatryan, a female resident of the village of Voghji in the Shirak Marz, directs to the kindergarten’s founders with more than a hint of reproach in her tone. Yester’s grandchildren used to attend the village kindergarten.
15:51 | October 15, 2007
On October 14, the valley of Garni was relatively calm. The noise made by the drills used to destroy the Symphony of Stone had temporarily ceased, perhaps because it was a Sunday and it was unnecessary to reveal one's barbaric side to the tourists marveling at the beauty of the cliff.
16:53 | October 1, 2007
On September 30, the council of the Chamber of Advocates of the Republic of Armenia heard a report by Misha Piliposyan, the office manager of the Public Defender's (PD) office on the work done over the past six months and declared it dissatisfactory. Before hearing the report, the member of the council studied the proceedings of selected public defenders and came to the conclusion that there were, in essence, no proceedings worth noting.
12:13 | July 30, 2007
On July 11, 2007, the Council of Justice of the Republic of Armenia examined the petition of the Minister of Justice Gevorg Danielyan that calls for a disciplinary review of Judges Y. Darbinyan, A. Hovhannisyan and A. Poghosyan of the Criminal Courts of Appeals and Judge Lernik Atanyan of the Syunik Provincial Court of First Instance. The above-mentioned judges had reviewed the case of army conscript Misha Harutunyan who was convicted of the murder of a fellow soldier.
Articles The Angry Judge
17:38 | July 23, 2007
Judge Pargev Ohanyan of the Kentron and Nork Marash Court of First Instance decided to imprison defendant Andranik Sargsyan simply because his lawyer failed to turn up for the court sessions.
Articles A “Naked Right”
14:23 | April 23, 2007
Nazeli Vardanyan, a member of the Chamber of Advocates of Armenia, represented the interests of army officer Gurgen Margaryan's legal heir during the famous much-followed trial in Budapest.
14:21 | April 16, 2007
In 1997 Yerevan resident Ruben Hayrapetyan accepted compensation from his brother Armen Hayrapetyan for his half of the apartment (Apartment 22, 14 Lepsius Street) that they had inherited from their father and relinquished his portion of the inheritance.
21:28 | April 2, 2007
The Bjni Mineral Water Plant, owned by businessman and parliament member Khachatur Sukiasyan, has produced Noy spring water since 1999, and in 2000 the Intellectual Property Agency (IPA) of Armenia registered its trademark for producing mineral water in accordance with Class 32 of the International Classification of Goods and Services (ICGS) .
Interviews It’s The Mass Media That Create Society
23:49 | September 25, 2006
According to Arkady Sargsyan, chairman of the of the Agarak Copper-Molybdenum Plant JSC trade union, matters related to social and living conditions, the protection of labor, and so on at the plant are in good order.
12:12 | July 3, 2006
Garni is in turmoil once again - the village hasn't been supplied with irrigation water yet, though the temperature this summer is higher than the average, and drought is a greater threat.
21:55 | June 19, 2006
"I've wanted to solve the waste disposal problem for many years. Tourism is developing in Tsapatagh, the village is at the center of attention, and we would like it to be attractive and clean," said Taguhi Boyakhchyan, mayor of the village of Tsapatagh in the Gegharkunik Marz.
22:30 | May 8, 2006
The Village of Torfavan in the Gegharkunik Marz experiences several natural disasters each year. The disasters are not serious, but they're enough to cause Torfavan's mud-brick houses to crumble.
Articles Convicts Are a Burden to the State
22:33 | March 13, 2006
Vardges Margaryan is serving the seventh year of a ten-year sentence at the Kosh Correctional Institution of the Ministry of Justice. As of September 2005 he had served two-thirds of his term and was thus eligible for parole.
17:39 | February 20, 2006
The new UN Resident Coordinator in Armenia, Consuelo Vidal, who started working here in November 2005, has frozen some UN programs and sent the majority of the staff on a two-month vacation.
17:08 | January 30, 2006
According to official data, the poverty level in Armenia in 2005 was 39%. "During the first years of implementation of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP), an unprecedented reduction in the number of very poor people has occurred, " states the first half-year PRSP report for 2004-2005.
Articles Victims of the Sotk Mine
17:22 | January 23, 2006
At 1:10 a.m. on October 1, 2005 a Belaz excavator rolled down the gorge at the Sotk mine. Gagik Shahnazaryan, the driver, and Vilik Aghadjanyan, a mine workman, were killed in the accident.
Articles No Union Unless Management Says So
19:39 | December 19, 2005
Last December the Chamber for Civil and Economic Cases of the Court of Cassation of Armenia considered the suit brought by of Armen Sahakyan, a mechanical engineer with many years of experience at the Sotk mine and chairman of the Lernagorts Union of Sotk Mineworkers against the management of the Ararat Gold Recovery Company (AGRC).
16:19 | August 8, 2005
Armen Sahakyan, Chairman of the Lernagorts Union of the Sotk mine employees was fired from his job on June 3, for absenteeism without good cause on May 11 and 12 (see also Cruel and Unusual Treatment,
Articles Is Sterlite Gold Leaving Armenia?
17:27 | July 4, 2005
When refugee Aleftina Ter-Manuelyants went to see Petros Aghababyan, a lawyer for the Government Department of Migration and Refugees on May 31, regarding temporary housing for her daughter Irene, Aghababyan beat the woman and threw her out of his office.
Articles Mobile Phones in the Courtroom
17:23 | July 4, 2005
Recently, Gevorg Gyozalyan, a member of the Association of Young Lawyers, was ordered out of the courtroom by Judge Astghik Kharatyan, Chairman of the Court of Appeals of Civil Cases, for playing with his mobile phone, which the judge called “a violation of court procedure.”
Articles Cruel and Unusual Treatment
Articles If you die, it's your fault
17:24 | June 15, 2005
According to the data of the Armenian Mining Control Department, 41 people have been killed in mining accidents over the last ten years and many more have been injured or have lost their ability to work. The Sotk mine was reopened in 1998, and in the six years that the Ararat Gold Recovery Company has been in control, nine people have died in the mines in Sotk and Meghradzor, and many have been injured or rendered unable to work. Nevertheless, their employer, the Indian Sterlite Gold Company, does nothing to ensure work safety at the mines, and no financial or other penalties have been applied against the company for human casualties. (On the other hand, however, applicable penalties for violations of work safety rules are miniscule.)
18:36 | April 27, 2005
4,000 dogs were shot on the streets of in Yerevan in 2001. In 2004, this number had more than doubled- 8,100 dogs were killed, costing the Mayor's Office an average of 3,695 drams per dog, or 28 million drams in total.
Articles The homeless will have shelter
12:49 | February 16, 2005
Last month, the Armenian Government approved the draft Law on Social Assistance. According to our information, the government had refused to send the draft to the parliament for two years, citing financial problems.
Articles Avoiding a precedent
00:26 | February 2, 2005
"In 2004, 55 suits demanding confiscation of money were brought against the Republic of Armenia in the courts of Armenia, and the Ministry of Finance and Economy was involved in these cases as either respondent or as a third party," we were informed by the ministry.
15:01 | December 29, 2004
The Court of First Instance of the Kentron and Nork-Marash Communities of Yerevan is more than 5,700,000 drams (about $11,500) in debt for electricity, and now the executive director of the Electricity Supply Network, CJSC, Yevgeny Gladunchik, has been instructed to cut off their power.
16:25 | October 13, 2004
On October 11, 2004 the Court of First Instance of the Kotayk Marz (province) sentenced Gagik Stepanyan to six months in prison for physically assaulting photojournalist Mkhitar Khachatryan of the news agency PhotoLur and reporter Anna Israelyan of the newspaper Aravot.
22:58 | October 6, 2004
Grisha Tadevosyan, the mayor of the village of Noragyugh in the Kotayk Marz (province) has sold refugee Lusaber Azaryan's apartment to the secretary of the village administration, Shoghik Azizyan. Azizyan, who was also a member of the auction commission, bought the apartment for 67,775 drams (about $135) and signed the auction protocol as both buyer and seller.
22:17 | October 6, 2004
The day he was appointed to the Chamber for Civil and Economic Cases of the Court of Cassation, Judge Suren Antonyan, formerly of the Court of Appeal for Civil Cases, and member of the Judiciary Council of Armenia, asked contesting parties to exit the courtroom and passed a verdict without examining the case.
13:29 | August 4, 2004
On October 25, 2003 , the water supplied to the Arabkir District of Yerevan was contaminated, and according to information published by the Ministry of Health, 387 people were treated that day at the Nork Infectious Hospital.
Articles The judge received an order
15:33 | March 6, 2004
We suggest that anyone who sees no corruption within the court system, and always decides, after due consideration, that if illegal things occur, they are due to a lack of knowledge on the part of the judge, take a look at one simple case that was examined again on March 3, 2004 by the Court of Appeal.
Articles This garbage dump feeds 40 families
21:41 | February 7, 2004
This dump is located in between the city of Abovyan and the village of Jraber. It's bad enough that the dump is so close to the city, to say nothing of the overall environmental situation in the region, but these days, nothing goes to waste, and this garbage dump supports 40 families. Here's what one man who lives off the dump told us, without changes or comments.
13:55 | November 25, 2003
In June 2000,Yerevan resident Ara Petrosyan gave his 1849 tea service to Suren Galoyan for silver-plating and gilding. But not only did Galoyan fail to do the work, he ruined the antique tea service. Even so Petrosyan only managed to get his things back with great difficulty.
12:57 | October 6, 2003
In Gyumri, shacks are being torn down on land intended for the new apartment buildings funded by the Lincy Foundation. These were the shacks that families left homeless by the 1988 earthquake managed to come by at any price, and now these families have been told to vacate them.
14:06 | April 19, 2003
Women with recognition in the social and political life of Armenia have refused to participate in the majoritarian precincts of the May parliamentary elections, the only exception being Hranush Hakobyan, a member of every convocation of the National Assembly, who has thus far had sucess in majoritarian contests. In an attempt to increase the number of women members of parliament, a law was passed by which party lists for proportional elections must be 5% women. In the opinion of women leaders, this is the only life raft they can cling to get into parliament.
14:55 | February 4, 2003
"95% of NGOs are useless, their occupation is unknown. They are set up to make money. If financing stops, they fall apart, because they have nothing else keeping them together. Only a small number of NGOs understand what they’re doing.”
Articles Features of poverty
10:35 | November 27, 2002
Elmira Nasibian settled in the village of Geghakar in the Vardenis district in 1989. Today the unmarried woman represents a horror to the neighborhood. Fellow-villagers say that she is moving for the third time now.
10:33 | November 27, 2002
Pargev Ohanyan, a Court of First Instance Judge for the Kentron and Nork-Marash districts of Yerevan has surpassed himself in his civil suit verdict of October 3, 2002. House #29, 11th Aygestan Street was neither more nor less declared a property in abeyance, although the plaintiffs are the legal owners of the house and appealed to the court seeking to protect their property title.
10:10 | November 18, 2002
The Armenian press is losing readers because of a lack of trust and a lack of interest. 27.1 % of the people who responded to a recent Institute of Sociology survey on the press don't trust newspapers at all, and 13.8% don't find the subjects covered interesting, and so they don’t read newspapers.
09:36 | November 3, 2002
Journalists' hopes of at last gaining access to official information, regardless of the status of their media outlet, when state institutions set up Websites, have not been realized. As it turns out, for our state agencies, Websites, like press services, are just more window- dressing, where no information-seeker, let alone reporter, will find anything at all.
15:06 | September 26, 2002
The institutions established in advanced countries have been doing research on the issue of the death penalty for decades, in order to comprehend what the impact of this extreme punishment on crime prevention is and whether this type of punishment is justified. And ultimately the conclusion is the same - for all nations the decision on this issue is made in an emotional dimension, and it does not prevent or reduce criminal offences.
14:21 | August 18, 2002
"Nobody protects the environment - we have to take care of the Hrazdan River. The water is not clean. There are people whose only food is this fish. Starting in the town of Hrazdan, waste water is dumped into the river, and 300 meters downstream from the Davidashen Bridge, sewage from private houses flows in", says a fisherman returning home from the Hrazdan River empty-handed.
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