22:56 | March 19, 2017
Artavan, a village in Armenia’s Vayots Dzor province, sits 1,880 meters above sea level. Despite the harsh climate, strangers get a warm reception, as is the tradition in all tiny mountainous villages in Armenia.
17:21 | January 19, 2017
Four months of training will afford at least 400 women of Artik and surrounding villages jobs at the factory. The first phase of training will see two groups of 20-25 take the one-and-a-half-month course.
14:47 | September 20, 2016
A son of Vardan Grigoryan, a Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) candidate in the upcoming local elections in Gyumri, died today from a gunshot wound to the head after being rushed to a local hospital.
18:00 | August 23, 2016
An Armenian court today found Russian soldier Valery Permyakov guilty of murdering six members of a Gyumri family on January 12 of last year and sentenced him to life imprisonment.
15:51 | June 17, 2016
The Gyumri Municipal Council yesterday approved the expenditure of 1 million AMD (US$2,093) for fireworks on June 24, the day Pope Francis will visit Armenia’s second largest city, even though the Roman Catholic church leader will only be staying until 4 p.m., several hours before sunset.
09:01 | May 6, 2016
Anoush Ohanyan, whose husband, 25-year-old Senior Lieutenant Hrach Galstyan was killed on April 3 during the fighting along the Artsakh Line of Contact, has given birth to their first child, a daughter.
16:29 | April 13, 2016
Residents of the Shirak Province village of Metz Mantash turned out today to pay their final respects to Arman Andreasyan, a 19-year-old soldier killed in the recent round of fighting along the Artsakh Line of Contact.
14:36 | April 12, 2016
For the past five days, rural residents in Armenia’s provinces of Shirak and in the town of Gyumri have been collecting tires to be used to strengthen the frontline fortifications in Artsakh.
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18:30 | February 26, 2016
From the partly open door, one initially sees an oddly-shaped hat beneath which appear large, murky eyes in a sea of black. Then from the smoke, as if not wanting to, appears the full body, waving the skirt of her soot-ridden dress. Her hands are clenched into fists in the pockets of her sleeveless jacket. She approaches reluctantly, taking small steps, ignoring the combination of mud and cow dung.
17:27 | February 18, 2016
The Sargsyan family, living in a Gyumri neighborhood where most residents reside in huts, haven’t had electricity for over two weeks due to an unpaid 1,600 AMD ($3.23) utility bill.
17:42 | January 16, 2016
Only reporters were on hand today at a protest march organized by relatives of the Avetisyan family today in Gyumri days before the trail of Russian soldier Valery Permyakov, is set to recommence.
18:41 | November 28, 2015
At a rally today in Gyumri, the New Armenia Public Salvation Front (NAPSF) urged citizens to vote ‘no’ in the December 6 referendum that will decide whether the country’s constitution is substantially changed or not.
12:08 | May 8, 2015
Multiple hospital wards and polyclinic services were somehow all made to fit into a trailer-like structure. Only the infection and proctologic departments were moved to a permanent building.
11:31 | March 21, 2015
A wide and warm smile is etched on her face, and her expressive eyes get rounder from confusion when Gyumri’s Gallery 25 director Aleksan Ter-Minasyan introduces Noush Petrosyan, creator of the “Garnan 20 Akntart” project, stressing that the works on napkins were born in the children’s café where she works. (“Garnan 20 Akntart” – Spring’s 20 Blinks)
11:48 | March 19, 2015
Smbat Hakobyan, who’s been growing wheat in the Shirak village of Anoushavan for the past twenty years, says there’s a much better alternative to enriching imported flour with folic acid and iron.
16:00 | January 20, 2015
A requiem service for Seryozha Avetisyan, the six month old boy who died yesterday from wounds sustained in a vicious attack that took place last Monday, will be held later this evening at the St. Nshan Armenian Apostolic Church in Gyumri.
21:48 | January 14, 2015
One Demand Heard in Gyumri: Accused Killer Must Be Handed Over to Armenian Law Enforcement Hundreds of Gyumri residents assembled today near the Gyumri 8th Military Base and then set off in a motorcade towards the Russian Consulate.
14:11 | January 13, 2015
Hounan Poghosyan, First Deputy Head of Armenia’s Police, reports that the Russian suspected of killing six members of a Gyumri family early yesterday, told Russian military officials after being captured that he entered the Avetisyan home randomly and that he didn’t even know if anyone was inside.
13:31 | January 13, 2015
Seryozha Avetisyan, the six month old child who miraculously survived a deadly attack yesterday in Gyumri that left six other family members dead, has been transferred to a Yerevan hospital for further medical treatment.
10:53 | December 29, 2014
The Armenian government has allocated 500 million AMD (US$1.1 million) to launch a coronary stent program that will be offered in the Gyumri Medical Center, as well as one other regional medical center plus four in Yerevan.
11:38 | November 7, 2014
The Armenian government, perhaps finally accepting the fact that it cannot make good on its promises to provide housing to homeless families of Gyumri, has decided on a new tack – to give them money with which to purchase housing on their own.
12:37 | September 5, 2014
Now that cardiologist Karen Mikayelyan has moved to Gyumri, Shirak residents with coronary ailments no longer have to travel to Yerevan or abroad to receive stent placements and angiograms.
11:10 | July 11, 2014
If in previous years, biennial organizers would attract news outlets' attention beforehand, notifying them at the beginning and end of events; speaking about the presence or lack of financial means, about invited guests; well this year, there was the impression that what is being done is obligatory — done for the sake of doing.
09:31 | July 7, 2014
35-year-old Haykanush Grigoryan, a mother of six, was let go from her job as a nurse at the outpatient clinic last year in the village of Hovuni in Shirak Province for taking her ill son to France.
14:40 | July 3, 2014
Gagik Barseghyan, leader of the legendary Armenian rock group Bambir, received twin awards today from the Gyumri Municipality on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday and for 35 years of musical accomplishments.
18:28 | March 12, 2014
Haroutyun Sargsyan, the man charged with the April 2012 killing of the man who planned to marry the daughter of then Gyumri Mayor Vardan Ghukasyan, was today found guilty and sentenced to 15 years imprisonment.
11:49 | January 11, 2014
Though at the start of his meeting with journalists today, Shirak Provincial Governor Felix Tsolakyan, said that he wants to wish journalists a happy new year and success in their endeavors, he was obliged to respond to a few questions.
13:38 | February 18, 2013
I found out that his name is Vahan, the “certified representative” of President Sargsyan overseeing the voting at the 34/27 polling station in Gymri’s Slabodga neighborhood. I caught him approaching voters and muttering something – it was the number “six”.
18:23 | February 1, 2013
Haroutyun Haroutyunyan, charged with the June 15, 2012 stabbing to death of 77 year-old Roza Khachatryan in Gyumri, told the court today that he was crazy and wanted to go home.
13:43 | January 19, 2013
29 year-old Kristineh Mikayelyan fell in love with a man she only knew over the telephone. Over the course of a year, the young woman handed over some 3 million AMD in cash and gold jewelry to a man she had never seen in person.
11:29 | January 17, 2013
Once again, the trial of Gyumri resident Sousanna M., convicted of tracking in Trebizon, Turkey, had to be postponed on January 15. At the last minute, the accused decided she wanted to switch her defense attorney.
16:55 | January 15, 2013
The trial of Harutyun Sargsyan, accused of the premeditated murder of Karen Yesayan, who was engaged to be married to the daughter of former Gyumri mayor Vardan Ghoukasyan finally commenced today, albeit with a forty minute delay, at a packed Gyumri court.
12:06 | January 11, 2013
Hetq readers may remember the harrowing tale of Gohar, a Gyumri mother of five, and two of her boys who were essentially working as slave labourers in the Russian town of Lipovtsi, near Vladivostok.
17:32 | December 27, 2012
Recently, internet-based relations and scandals, that cause quarrels within couples, parallel the love stories starting from just a random phone call. Such cases may result in divorce in case they're revealed. The number of cases, when the husband uses force, notwithstanding who's guilty,has increased. The quarrel turns into a fight, wife turns to Police and initiates a case. Lately some similar cases have even ended up a with a murder.
11:21 | November 24, 2012
There isn't much that actually separates the communities of Big and Little Mantash, two villages in Armenia’s northern Shirak Province. Over time, the two have become intertwined to the extent that you can walk from one into the other and not know it.
11:22 | November 22, 2012
The rusting road sign with the disappearing letters announcing the approach to the village of Karmrakar is emblematic of conditions in this tiny rural community in Shirak Province. Karmrakar, 1,800 meters above sea level, only has 52 residents.
18:26 | October 17, 2012
Two years ago, when the Tatev aerial tram was opened, there was talk about ancillary development projects planned for the village of Tatev. One of the projects involved getting local residents to turn their homes into bed and breakfast establishments for the tourists attracted to Tatev by the aerial tramway.
19:49 | September 12, 2012
The first to take the witness stand was the alleged victim’s mother. She described how they first met with the accused, Narineh Movsisyan, and how the woman promised child care work to her daughter in Turkey.
14:32 | September 10, 2012
Prosperous Armenia Party MP Samvel Balasanyan won yesterday’s mayoral election in Gyumri with 65% of the vote. His nearest rival was ARF member Hovsep Simonyan who won 24.3%.
14:30 | August 16, 2012
There are ten permanent members in the Gyumri club. The eldest is Mnatsakan at 49. The youngest, at 23, is Nikita. They all wear leather jackets with the words Hye Riders emblazoned on the back.
14:29 | June 16, 2012
She was charged with abetting prostitution in 2010 and ordered to pay a 300,000 AMD fine. Her boss didn’t fire her. So she went back to her old trade of lining up women for men clients. Toma needed the money.
12:11 | May 22, 2012
Well the Gevorgyan clan of Gyumri, 11 children in all, is a prime example of one Armenian family bucking the current trend towards a small nuclear unit. Artyom and his wife Lusineh have been struggling to obtain adequate housing for the kids ranging in age from 17 to 3 years-old.
19:17 | April 11, 2012
Scores of people were on hand today in the central square of Gyumri, Armenia’s second largest city, to protest an Azerbaijani film festival called “Stop” scheduled to start tomorrow.
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