14:59 | June 26, 2015
“Sadly, this year’s Armenian films weren’t that good. We found ourselves in a serious quandary because we watched the films for a long time, discussed them, and had to select the finalists.”
14:42 | December 27, 2014
He’s decided to implement a project called Trade Santa, where people can obtain various items without paying money. He wants to create a platform that combines the web site and the social network – like combining eBay and Facebook.
12:16 | November 28, 2014
22 year-old Armen and 20 year-old Karineh have been taking various medications for the past fourteen years. The disease has left them unable to perform any type of physical work. The two need blood transfusions on a periodic basis.
13:14 | October 16, 2014
Mutafian condemned the inequitable distribution of wealth in Armenia which favors the rich, adding that better governance would greatly improve the socio-economic situation in the country.
12:08 | July 18, 2014
Film director and screenwriter Jia Zhangke, in Yerevan for the 11th Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival, believes that the tendency to watch films alone is dangerous.
11:59 | July 17, 2014
After graduating from school, she moved to Moscow, where she lives to this day. She recalls her years as a student, when she was shooting her first short films, her mentor, Sergei Solovyov, always said, aha, we must watch the next Armenian film.
10:35 | July 15, 2014
South Korean film director Kim Ki-duk, while in Yerevan for the 11th Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival (GAIFF), spent some time wandering the streets of the Armenian capital.
10:48 | July 14, 2014
Ukrainian cinematographer and photographer Yuri Garmash, who photographed famous Soviet Armenian filmmaker Sergei Paradjanov for many years, believes that the apartment in which Paradjanov lived in Kiev should be acquired and turned into a museum.
14:50 | May 6, 2014
This year’s Golden Apricot International Film Festival in Armenia, set to take place from July 13 to 20, is dedicated to the 90th anniversary of legendary filmmaker Sergei Parajanov.
11:07 | March 29, 2014
The repertoire of Argentine born and bred singer Valeria Cheregian includes Spanish tangos and old Armenian melodies. While the tangos convey her fiery nature which Valeria masterfully imparts on stage, the Armenian songs transport her back to her roots.
17:07 | March 5, 2014
86 year-old Souren Abovyan assures me that his ‘kamancha’ (bowed string instrument) not only plays beautifully but ‘speaks’. And because the ‘naughty’ instrument is ‘upset’, Souren says the instrument will only speak to its master.
12:30 | February 20, 2014
Prior to arriving to Armenia in September 2013, he didn't even know where Armenia was on the map. When his mother found out that he was going to Armenia, she reacted negatively.
15:24 | February 12, 2014
Katherine, who has no Armenian roots, now speaks Armenian quite well, albeit a bit slowly. Her interest in the language stems from her learning Greek, which she first studied in London.
10:34 | February 7, 2014
We see such contradictions in our daily reality. Poverty and opulence living side by side, extremities and contrasts as much as you want exist. One individual is struggling to eat, while another is only interested in acquiring the latest make of automobile.
09:50 | January 20, 2014
As someone who had educational experience abroad and in Armenia, along with teaching experience in Armenia, it was interesting to find out what Marta sees as the main gaps in Armenia's educational sector.
14:49 | January 16, 2014
As a photographer, Aram wasn’t allowed into the psychiatric ward. Instead, he started to talk with patients milling about in the yard. When he asked them what they needed, they all answered, “coffee and cigarettes”.
11:02 | January 14, 2014
When Hetq staff visited the family, the children were gathered around the heater not only to stay warm, but also to converse with each other. It wasn't a small heater, but there was practically no heat emanating from it. Two of the smaller girls, Lilit and Mariam, were running around barefoot on the cold floor, then rushing to the living room to peek at the guests, smile, and whisper in each other's ears. Their mother, Parandzem, says journalists regularly visit the family, taking an interest in a family with so many children.
14:47 | January 9, 2014
“It was difficult, but we learnt. At first, I didn't understand. I slowly got used to things here. They helped me a lot,” says Lucy, whose name reads Lousavard in her passport.
10:04 | December 18, 2013
Deputy Director of Armenia’s National Education Institute Anahit Bakhshyan today voiced concerns regarding the state of inclusive instruction in the country, especially in regards to children with special needs.
11:01 | November 29, 2013
Regarding his personal life, Vengerov confesses that Yerevan has helped him in this respect. Yerevan was the first city he visited together with his sweetheart, Olga Gringolts.
14:03 | November 27, 2013
“Chris is a 23 year-old world traveler who has now reached Armenia. He’s looking for a place to crash this Saturday and Sunday”. This is what one of his friends wrote in Facebook.
16:45 | November 25, 2013
Armenia has the least developed electricity resources. You have an atomic power station, but you don’t have comparable natural resources as your neighbors. Thus, Armenia must become more energy efficient.
15:54 | November 18, 2013
In order to form a union, you must first create a democratic system and government in your country. Before this happens, it is difficult to establish a union, because what is being created is via pressure and power, Sooner or later, it will collapse.
13:46 | October 10, 2013
Kokobelyan argued that since a separate economic committee operated within the CU, whose decisions are obligatory for all member states, Armenian sovereignty would be restricted.
10:57 | September 13, 2013
Russian conductor and violist Yuri Bashmet, whose 60th birthday was celebrated in a concert last night in Yerevan’s Opera House, said he’s happy to being in Armenia once again.
09:53 | September 9, 2013
The only church in the village is the ruined Saint Sargis Church. Ltchadzor Mayor Souren Martirosyan says the church, built in the 1870s, was decapitated by the local authorities in the 1920s and the remaining structure used as an office.
15:44 | May 24, 2013
Organizers of this year’s 10th Annual Golden Apricot International Film Festival, to take place in Yerevan from July 7 -14, say they have invited Charles Aznavour to witness the placing of his “star” at the square that bears his name outside the Cinema Moskva.
00:05 | March 7, 2013
Narineh Mkrtchyan wanted to run in the February 18 presidential election in Armenia. Her name never appeared on the ballot because she didn’t pay the required 8 million AMD ($20,000 filing fee.
17:24 | February 21, 2013
Lena Nazaryan, the young woman who read a statement during a press conference of the OSCE observers a day after the February 18 presidential election challenging their evaluation, said she did nothing heroic.
14:10 | February 19, 2013
Heritage Party press secretary Hovsep Khourshoudyan told reporters today that yesterday’s election result hadn't provided Armenia with a legitimate government and that a revolutionary sentiment was in the air.
11:58 | February 18, 2013
From his makeshift tent where he’s been on hunger strike for the past 29 days, presidential candidate Andreas Ghoukasyan told Hetq that he will not file a protest regarding the election outcome with the Constitutional Court.
15:04 | February 6, 2013
Yesterday in Yerevan, there was a book reception for a work by Larisa Gevorgyan entitled, “Mom, I’ll be back in three days”. The book is dedicated to Vaghinak Zakaryan, who fought in the Artsakh War and died in Berdzor.
13:41 | February 2, 2013
Yuri Yakovenko, President of the Rosya NGO, and a representative of the Russian community, told Hetq that the community would be backing Sargsyan and said that his organization would be initiating a “get out the vote” drive.
13:16 | July 24, 2012
It’s utter madness to organize a film festival in a country with no real international experience and with a very limited film industry. But we persevered and over the years have brought the best names in cinema to Armenia. We have also attracted up and coming young talent to the festival.
16:27 | July 16, 2012
Agnieszka Holland, one of Poland’s most prominent filmmakers visiting Armenia for the screening of her film “In Darkness” at the Golden Apricot Film Festival, told reporters that, “A quality film about the Armenian Genocide still needs to be made. It’s a reality that still needs recognition.”
14:40 | June 5, 2012
Inga Zarafyan, president of the Ecolur environmental NGO, told reporters today that while the Armenian government has often stated that it has assisted in the development of a green economy, the decisions it has taken proves that it is only interested in the exploitation of the nation’s natural resources for short-term profits.
14:54 | May 23, 2012
According to Garegin Chougaszyan of the Sardarapat Movement, regime change in Armenia necessitates an alternative electoral approach since regimes in power have been adept at perfecting the mechanisms of election fraud with each new election.
15:58 | May 18, 2012
Kalust Sahakyan, who heads the party’s parliamentary faction, today told reporters that he knew who the country’s next prime minister would be but that he didn’t want to jump the gun and name names.
15:44 | May 16, 2012
Political analyst Arkady Ghukasyan told reporters today that Armenian citrizens could not freely express their political will and that “society is under the influence of an atmphere of fear.”
18:14 | May 6, 2012
The woman in the photo holding a bunch of papers alleged to be a copy of the local voting rolls is Marineh Hakobyan. For most of the day she has been seen strolling around outside the polling station and sometimes popping inside asking about the voting numbers.
13:43 | April 30, 2012
Aghvan Vardanyan, who is the campaign coordinator for the ARF, told reporters today that he was convinced that the party would win at least 20% of the votes cast in the May parliamentary elections.
14:40 | April 23, 2012
He said that Heritage would make sure that government “fat” in the form of security staffs, bodyguards, expensive SUV’s, and other luxuries now enjoyed by bureaucrats and state officials, would be cut and the savings ploughed back into the budget.
13:44 | April 20, 2012
Giragosian confessed this was a painfully slow process but that Armenia must be ready for the day when Turkey recognizes historical reality and present a list of specific demands.
17:34 | February 24, 2012
The Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) today declared that it would be willing to cooperate with the political opposition in Armenia to ensure that the upcoming parliamentary elections are free of electoral fraud.
15:24 | February 21, 2012
Igityan noted that shop-owners have a contract with the Yerevan Municipality to set up businesses in the area. He added that most of the stores now being built in the park would be temporary anyway.
16:06 | February 17, 2012
Vallex Co-President Gagik Arzumanyan told reporters that the company has and will continue to listen to any constructive criticism voiced about the Teghout project and welcomed the input of environmental groups.
15:33 | February 8, 2012
A public oversight group that took a look at prisons and other penal institutions in Armenia last year states that it uncovered a slate of evidence suggesting serious violations of human rights and other irregularities.
14:51 | February 7, 2012
The reporter said today that he felt like something strange was happening at the time but put his concerns in the back of his mind. Now, he believes it was all a set-up by the cops.
16:51 | February 6, 2012
Free Democrats President Khachatur Kokobelyan held out hope that his party and the Heritage Party would jointly contest seats in the upcoming parliamentary elections in Armenia.
12:34 | January 13, 2012
Republican Party MP Gagik Melikyan lashed out at the political opposition in Armenia during a press conference today, charging opponents of the government with merely criticizing the regime while overlooking its achievements.
14:45 | January 12, 2012
Heritage Party MP Zarouhie Postanjyan stated that mining at Teghout must be stopped at all costs given that Armenia cannot afford to have yet another dangerous tailing dam on its soil.
15:34 | December 20, 2011
At a press conference today regarding developments in the Syunik village of Kajarants, Sardarapat Movement member Tigran Khzmalyan declared that “the main function of the ruling regime is plunder.”
14:40 | September 10, 2011
During a press conference today on TV soap operas in Armenia and their effect on viewers, Zhirayr Dadasyan, Director of the State Pantomime Theater and Deputy Director of the State TV and Radio Commission, stated that while the genre is an accepted one with a place on the TV dial, there are issues related to content that must be addressed.
16:04 | July 15, 2011
The consumer advocate declared that the current transportation system in the Armenian capital benefits 18-28 individuals who own the routes and that the rest of us are forced to suffer as a result.
14:50 | July 14, 2011
About 50 demonstrators gathered outside the RA Government Building in Yerevan yesterday afternoon to protest what they call "the destructive and exploitative" commercial mining operations in Armenia.
16:07 | June 15, 2011
Sasoun Mikayelyan, a former Armenian MP recently released from jail, described the Armenian government’s negotiating position on Karabakh as weak and declared there could be no compromise when it came to a settlement of the Artsakh issue.
14:27 | May 12, 2011
Twelve out of the 29 teachers who had been let go by the Universite Francaise en Armenia in Yerevan last July will be reinstated to their former positions and will receive their back pay, according to a recent verdict by a Yerevan court.
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