Daniel Arutyunov, founder of the Scream of Soul initiative, has organized skating tours on lakes in Armenia for the past three years.
Mourners pay their respects at Yerevan’s Yerablur Military Patheon as new gravesites continue to be dug to receive those killed during the September 2023 Azerbaijani military offensive against Artsakh.
Alina Harutyunyan and her husband's relatives were harvesting corn in their Artsakh village when the sky rumbled, and loud explosions were heard.
Mrs. Abrahamyan says she hasn’t been able to enroll her two sons at local public kindergartens because there’s no vacancies. Private kindergartens charge a monthly average of 70,000 AMD, which the family can’t pay.
Fourth grader Maneh Mirzoyan says the teacher ordered everyone to quickly go down to the basement, where they stayed until the evening.
Tandilyan, who founded the party in 2021, tell Hetq that if those opposed to PM Nikol Pashinyan can win the municipal election it will trigger a larger movement nationwide.
At seven every morning, Haig Apelian opens the door of his workshop, turns on the music, and goes to work. He mainly listens to classical music, especially Bach.
Harout finds abandoned animals and takes care of them. Some people bring animals they’ve found to Harout, knowing the boy will care for them.
Vahe Makunts, who once served as an assistant to Armenian Defense Minister Suren Papikyan, started buying shares in four companies in the “sand business” in January 2023.
Dr. Karen Eguiazarian, a Professor of Signal Processing at the Department of Computing Sciences, Tampere University (Finland), is bullish about plans to open an international robotics center in Armenia.
On April 17th, a delegation from the Austrian Space Forum (OeWF) signed a cooperation agreement with the Armenian Aerospace Agency in Yerevan to carry out a four-week Mars mission simulation in Armenia in March-April 2024.
Arman Poghosyan said reforms implemented in Armenia’s probation sector are in line with current criminal justice reforms. Their goal is to gradually move from a punitive to a rehabilitative approach.
Claus Neukirch, Director of Programme Coordination at the Council of Europe (CoE), sits down with a group of young people in the newly renovated community hall in the town of Aparan and asks them to describe their vision for Aparan’s future.
Martin Avetisyan, a private in the Armenian army serving in Syunik, was killed in a drone strike on September 13, 2022 when Azerbaijani troops launched attacks along Armenia’s eastern border.
On July 11, Hetq wrote that Tsarukyan purchased large plots of land on Mt. Hatis recently at rock bottom prices.
Edward's son-in-law Vladimir went to identify the body.
Vahagn Rash (Rushanyan) was surprised and angered to see that the catalytic converter of his Lexus had been stolen in broad daylight on January 24, 2022, when his car was parked on a downtown Yerevan street.
Hetq took the video on October 15.
Grigoryan announced the news on Armenian Public TV, stating that Armenia will set up its own checkpoints on the roadway in Syunik. Azerbaijan has deployed troops to monitor sections of the highway that Baku claims are Azerbaijani territory
This 28-man battery remained at its designated position until October 27, 2020.
Former Armenian residents of Hadrut, Karvatchar and Shushi, areas in Artsakh now occupied by Azerbaijan, demonstrated outside the Government Building in Yerevan, demanding that the government provide them with housing or land to build on.
AmeriaBank Retail Banking Director Arman Barseghyan’s response to Hetq’s inquiries about the branch’s closure was unsatisfactory and general in nature.
Azerbaijani troops captured Avetaranots, a village in Artsakh’s Askeran region, on October 27, 2020.
Displaced residents of the Jraghatsner, Madatashen and Moshkhmhat villages, near Sghnakh, will also get new homes.
I Have Honor (Pativ Unem) alliance candidate Khachik Galstyan thinks that Armenia “needs a strong fist” and that former Armenian National Security Director Artur Vanetsyan, who heads the alliance slate, can “establish order” in the country.
"Not a meter of land from Syunik can be up for dispute,” Khachatryan stated, adding that the Armenian government is ready to use force to resolve the crisis if talks fail.
On September 27, the first day of the war, Levon did not call home. He called the following day and told his mother that everything was fine, there was no need to worry.
Relatives and friends visit the graves of those who died in last year's war in Artsakh.
The Yerevan Municipality told Hetq that Dalma Invest LLC, the
Mkhitar Arushanyan was the mayor of Karin Tak, a village in Artsakh just south of Shushi now under Azerbaijani control.
The following day, the retreating servicemen were deployed to an area near to where Eduard lay. They tried to approach the site but were repulsed by Azerbaijani artillery fire.
Vardan Mirzakhanyan was killed on November 7, 2020 in Shushi during the war. Their five-year-old son Alex died of an illness on February 2.
We spotted Azerbaijanis on the outskirts of Shushi before we reached the next peacekeeping checkpoint. They were repairing communication cables on the roadside.
Artsakh Presidential Chief of Staff Artak Beglaryan told Hetq today that the Artsakh will certainly have some sort of defense force, regardless of what it is formally called.
Hetq spoke with Grisha Hovhannisyan, Head of Artsakh’s Shushi District Administration, about the social, housing, resettlement and other issues faced by displaced residents of villages in the district now under Azerbaijani control. We met him in a St
The airport will service both military and civilian flights.
Kamo was a veterinarian in Shushi. Artur, Kamo's father, was the commander of the village self-defense detachment. Artur assumed the position after the death of the first commander during the self-defense battles in the village of Karin Tak in 1992.
The war took away her house, property and husband.
I ask Angela what she wants. She says her wish is unrealistic. She wants the boy to be the way he was before the war.
"We kept saying, 'Get married, start a family.' He told us he’d do so in January, when he turned thirty.”
Protesters demanding the resignation of Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan demonstrated outside the Government Building in Yerevan today.
Armenian Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Mesrop Arakelyan told Hetq that an estimated 80,000 Artsakh residents are now living in Armenia due to the war.
He called for a comprehensive review of past government failures and shortcomings and the drafting of a practical agenda to implement the necessary reforms.
This video was taken on November 13, on the road from Stepanakert to Karmir Shuka. We met these volunteers still manning their positions.
Kristine Kalashyan returned to Stepanakert on November 21. Joining her were her mother, sister, and the children. No one met them in Stepanakert. They rented two taxis. Her mother, sister and the children left for Martakert.
Artsakh residents who fled to Armenia during the recent war in Artsakh continue returning home. Here, Artsakh residents arrive in Stepanakert today on buses provided by the Yerevan Municipality.
The road through Berdzor is closed. On the way, we saw people evacuating the Karvatchar region. Here are photos of other scenes we encountered on the road to Stepanakert.
Hetq’s film crew visited different parts of Artsakh to document the ongoing deployment of Russian peacekeepers. The following video shows the deployment on November 13 and 14.
Thousands gathered today in Yerevan’s Liberty Square and called for the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan for signing the November 10 declaration to halt the war in Artsakh.