Lebanese-Armenian Alexander Khurin moved to Armenia after the “Velvet Revolution” this spring.
It’s all about moisture reduction. The briquets contain less moisture than dry lumber, and thus are more energy efficient.
In eight of Armenia’s 50 urban communities, 13,500 stray dogs were put down between 2015-2017.
Armenian Minister of Culture Lilit Makunts believes it's high time to revise the country’s list of intangible cultural heritage that are in urgent need of preservation.
Ministry officials argue that the country’s Criminal Code needs tougher penalties for those found damaging Armenia’s eco-system
The project has made it possible to take an interactive walk on the central streets of Yerevan through Google Street View.
There was a big flaxseed oil workshop in the village during the Soviet era, and although it doesn’t exist now, some villagers keep the tradition alive.
Kostanyan said that there wouldn’t be a major staff shake-up at the Yerevan Municipality as a result of the election.
Residents of Dadivank, in the north of Artsakh, had staged demonstrations for the past several days, demanding that Ohanyan resign because she was using construction material allocated by the government for personal use.
The mayor says that Karindj’s budget doesn’t allow any assistance to residents, even the most unfortunate ones.
Responding to growing complaints that Sanitek, the company hired by the Yerevan Municipality to collect and dispose of trash in the Armenian capital, isn’t doing a good job, Sanitek Director Nicholas Tawil, told reporters today that the company has invested $14 million in Armenia so far and has greatly improved garbage collection in Yerevan.
Silva Adamyan, who represents the Yerevan Community Alliance, says that the former regime conducted a policy of consumerism regarding the Armenian capital.
In Armenia, killing is still the main method of controlling the number of stray dogs, whereas the civilized world has been sterilizing them for quite some time.
Instead, the ministry launched a fundraising drive this year to save the mural.
Spruce trees are being cut down in the town of Dilijan, an area known as the Switzerland of Armenia, to make way for a three-story hotel.
If a package of regulations drafted by Armenia’s Ministry of Nature Protection is approved, small hydro- power plants will be barred from areas containing endangered flora and fauna and would have to be at least 150 meters from any natural monuments.
Hundreds of hectares of peach trees in Armenia’s northern Noyemberyan region are dying.
When we talk about preserving cultural and historical monuments in Yerevan, we immediately think about those historic homes and architectural sites that have been destroyed by neglect or the wrecking ball.
Due to a lack of a quorum, Yerevan’s Municipal Council today failed to elect a new Yerevan mayor.
Scores of members of the Armenian Deaf Society demonstrated outside the Government Building in Yerevan today demanding the resignation of its president, Grigor Grigoryan.
Students at the Ijevan campus of Yerevan State University want a bigger say in the decision-making process and have launched a petition drive to voice their demands for greater student participation.
Today, all of Yerevan has gone on-line.
There are an estimated 3,000 anti-government protesters marching through Ijevan, a town of some 21,000 that serves as the capital of Armenia’s northeastern Tavoush Province.
Buses full of police and armored vehicles have been dispatched around the main Government Building in Yerevan. Today is the ninth day of street protests and rallies calling for the resignation of Serzh Sargsyan as prime minister and an end to Republican Party of Armenia rule. Yelk Alliance MP Nikol Pashinyan, who’s spearheaded the protests, has declared a ‘velvet revolution’ in Armenia.
The attached video shows Yerevan police officers beating a protester’s face bloody, and ripping his shirt, in an attempt to detain him. The incident occurred at the intersection of Teryan and Moskovyan Streets.
Recently, inspectors from the Ministry of Economic Development and Investments revealed that the big players in the diesel and gasoline industry have been cheating consumers by selling low grade petroleum products advertised as top of the line.
Ministry Chief of Staff Hovhannes Hovhannisyan told Hetq that one of the reasons for discontinuing working with Pandera Security was because the company wanted AMD 82.8 million a month to patrol the park.
Higher than safe levels of lead concentrate were found in 8 of the 29 samples taken from Yerevan’s Nor Nork, Kanaker-Zeytoun, Arabkir, Erebuni, Nubarashen, Shenkavit and Kentron district playgrounds.
“I’m thinking of going to Krasnodar. I’d have ten or so beehives on the side. We’d live,” Manukyan says.
Today might be a good day for business; it’s Book Giving Day in Armenia.
Two members of the Yerkir Tsirani party had brought bottles of sewage water to the session and tried to hand them to Yerevan Mayor Taron Margaryan as a sign of protest for the continuing sewage system problems in the Noubarashen neighborhood.
Two Yerkir Tsirani council members showed up at the municipality carrying bottles of a murky liquid into the chamber.
Hetq continues its series about innovations in Yerevan museums.
According to a bill now being drafted by the Ministry of Justice, the country’s president would have a budget of AMD 75 million per year with which to hire a maximum staff of 180.
His symphony, Cassiopeans Aveona, is one of the biggest double classical concerts in the world, and the largest orchestral composition by the types of musical instruments included.
According to the 2017 yearly report released by Armenia’s Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression (CPFE), 11 acts of physical violence and 113 acts of pressure were registered as committed against journalists in Armenia last year.
Armenia's Ministry of Finance wants to sell most of the valuables of the State Treasury of Precious Metals and Precious Stones Agency worth a minimum of AMD 1.533 billion (US$3.157 million) at market prices.
The Armenian government says it will ban the importation of automobiles with the wheel on the right side as of April 1, 2018.
Hetq continues to look at the innovative steps museums in Yerevan are using to attract new generations of visitors. This article looks at the Yervand Kochar House-Museum, the Yeghishe Charents Museum of Literature and Art, and the Museum of Printing.
Proposals were made to change Arsen Amiryan Street to King Vramshapouh; Mikhail Frunze Street to Heroes of April; Sargis Kasyan Street to Catholicos Vazgen I; and Anastas Mikoyan Street to Kirk Kerkorian.
A report recently released by Armenia’s National Academy of Sciences’ Food Risk Assessment Center shows that residents in Yerevan, the country's capital, are equally at risk from consuming dangerous levels of chemicals through their fruits and vegetables than residents of Syunik, a southern province where mining is widespread.
Team member Mari Chakryan told Hetq that many of Yerevan’s playgrounds are strewn with litter and the sand boxes are filled with beer bottles and cigarette butts.
In some places, traffic hindering objects have been removed.
Nowadays, visitors to museums have different expectations than in the past. Museums should be more than just warehouses: they should be able to attract and impress visitors, especially young ones.
The Yerevan Municipality wants to spend AMD 78.934 million ($368,000) to replace the elevator and central air conditioning system in its building.
Non-specialized stores bring in cheap, non-certified toys for profit, especially during the holiday season. Toys are sold everywhere in the lead-up to New Year’s.
All my friends from the Komitas Conservatory are in Europe now. They go there to practice music. All my hopes were connected with Armenia, but now it will be very difficult to get on with a disability pension of 20,000 drams.
Hetq reporter Hrant Galstyan’s article “Artsakh Frontline 2016: Fallen Soldiers” was recognized as the best investigative piece of the year at the 2017 Tvapatum Awards Ceremony, organized by the Media Initiatives Center in Yerevan, on September 29.