The Ministry of Finance’s auditing inspectorate has uncovered vast financial irregularities at Public Television of Armenia, but no one has been held accountable.
The SIS dropped the investigation soon afterwards and Poghosyan, who resigned in the publicity fallout, was then elected a deputy in the Armenian parliament on the Republican Party of Armenia ticket.
Violins crafted by Antonio Stradivarius, Nicolò Gagliano, and other old-world masters were to be displayed and sold in Yerevan at an exhibition jointly organized by the Aram Khachaturian-Competition Cultural Foundation and the Del Gesu Foundation. The exhibition was a part of the 11th Aram Khachaturian International Competition.
Mkrtchyan, is said to have cooked the books from 2013-2016, creating nineteen ‘ghost’ job listings. Wages were then disbursed, only to be pocketed by Mkrtchyan.
It was part of the international Panama Papers expose; an investigation encompassing hundreds of reporters and scores of news sites delving into the unprecedented leak of 11.5 million files from the database of the world’s fourth biggest offshore law firm, Mossack Fonesca.
In an interview with Hetq, Founding Parliament secretariat member Alek Yenikomshian (photo) says that Jirayr Sefilian is ready to enter into negotiations with law enforcement officials and even President Sargsyan to guarantee that the standoff at the Yerevan police patrol office ends without further bloodshed.
Deputy Commander L. Baghdasaryan suggests we visit a post where an Azerbaijani diversionary incursion was repulsed on March 8. A soldier to be decorated there participated in the battle.
The artillery of the Artsakh Defense Army played a pivotal role in repulsing Azerbaijani military forces in the latest round of fighting along the Line of Contact. Hetq talks to Colonel Genady Baghdasaryan, who commands the artillery, about the four-day war and the tactics involved. Baghdasaryan was recently awarded the Military Cross First Class.
As Lieutenant Mkrtchyan congratulates the soldiers, in turn, he jokes, “If I had known that I could have made lieutenant like this, I would have never attended the Vazgen Sargsyan military institute.”