21:19 | April 22, 2018
Hundreds of Gyumri residents marched through Armenia’s second largest town today in opposition to Serzh Sargsyan and to demand the immediate release of jailed protest leader MP Nikol Pashinyan.
13:51 | April 22, 2018
At 10:00 am, a protest rally started in Gyumri. Unlike past days, when the protests were mostly organized by the youth, today's protest started with merchants shutting down their kiosks in the market.
16:39 | April 6, 2018
Karapetyan spoke at a meeting yesterday in Gyumri to publicly launch a new program, which will offer business advice and financing for light industry in Armenia. The meeting was organized by the trade and manufacturing chambers of the Shirak, Lori and Gegharkounik provinces.
19:21 | March 19, 2018
The students have written to President Serzh Sargsyan, requesting that he rescind the March 15 dismissal of Hovhannes Khorikyan and Gagik Hamparyan by university rector Sahak Minasyan.
20:03 | February 23, 2018
The demand of residents, that the building be demolished, is unlikely to happen since someone owns it. That person hasn’t made improvements to the building during the past thirty years.
21:48 | February 19, 2018
The Kumayri Reserve-Museum, founded in 1980 with the aim of preserving the historical objects of Gyumri, listed 1,400 monuments and historic-architectural buildings within 1,000 hectares before the Spitak Earthquake in 1988. Their number has severely diminished since, now totaling 1,100 preserved buildings. This number, however, needs to be double-checked.
15:55 | February 14, 2018
Old Gyumri was famous for its public baths. People attended baths mostly on weekends. They ate and relaxed, spending 5-6 hours there. There was also a tradition of gathering all the relatives of the groom and bride in a bath on the eve of a wedding.
16:15 | January 17, 2018
Buckling under public pressure,the Gyumri Municipality will spend some AMD 100 million, promised by Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, on renovating the Eranuhi and Mariam Aslamazyan Sisters Gallery in Gyumri, and not for installing twelve statutes along the city’s Abovyan Esplanade.
16:08 | January 8, 2018
Artur Khachatryan, the governor of Armenia’s northern Shirak Province, believes that people need to modify their expectations from the government regarding state handouts and must take a more proactive approach to solving developmental issues.
20:20 | December 30, 2017
The Hakobyans were selected because they have a family member serving in the Armenia military. Kamchatka Armenians told the Gyumri Municipality to take this into account when selecting a recipient family.
15:12 | December 12, 2017
Although place branding is said to be not about logos, slogans, and advertising, these are among the topics now debated after Deem Communications, a public relations and marketing agency, went to the town and presented its branding concept on December 9.
20:43 | October 23, 2017
Posters are one of the most influential and powerful visual means to express social issues. The dreamers, the oppressed, and those looking for change- they all present their struggle for peace, social justice and political reforms via posters.
21:29 | October 17, 2017
Noting that Armenians only experience Komitas once a year, on the April 24 anniversary of the 1915 Armenian Genocide, Vahe Begoyan, the artistic director of the Saghmosergou Spiritual Music male choir, said that much more needs to be done to spread the word about prominent composer, musicologist and founder of contemporary Armenian classical music.
13:25 | September 21, 2017
19 disadvantaged families in Haykavan, a village in Armenia’s northwestern Shirak Province, are participating in a project to grow raspberries to supplement their meager incomes.
16:05 | September 4, 2017
Basen is a village in Armenia’s Shirak province. It’s been entitled a “Green Village” since 2013, with the introduction of renewable energy and new agricultural technologies there. The village’s kindergarten, with an enrollment of sixty, has served as an experimental unit.
17:43 | August 26, 2017
The pit of Armenia’s most beloved fruit, the apricot, has become an emblem for painter Artyom Sargsyan from Gyumri. Its images are everywhere - from the entrance door to earrings, leather belts, necklaces and paintings. The avant-garde artist has been in search for his unique style for a long time.
12:17 | July 1, 2017
The windows have been hermetically sealed, the driver's seat has been closed with a wall, to get a screen effect, and the old black leather of seats and backrests has been replaced with bright and red leather. Next to the entrance, they set up a counter, which will serve as a bar as well (they’ll be selling juice and popcorn to the audience).
22:32 | May 20, 2017
Such outings can occur anytime; on a Monday morning or a Tuesday night. There are no fast rules. The young entrepreneur says that at times it’s as if all of Gyumri has decided to visit the pub together.
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.
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