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.
Mikayel Manukyan, director of HayAntar, the state agency responsible for Armenia’s forests, told Hetq that his organization will no longer be a subdivision of the Ministry of Agriculture but will now report to the Minister of Nature Protection.
New pockets of fire have ignited in the forests surrounding the Aragatzotn village of Byurakan.
Armenia’s government today gave the green light for the construction of a new building in Yerevan that will house the Hamazgayin State Theatre, named in honor of the celebrated actor Sos Sargsyan, who established it in 1991.
The ministry says yesterdays recorded levels are far below the levels specified as harmful and any pollutants released during yesterday’s fire pose no immediate danger to humans.
Since the beginning of the Armenian-Azerbaijani war in the late 1980s, there seems to be only war and shooting in Berkaber. The name of the village, which means “harvest giver” in Armenian, is nevertheless associated with the war.
Prior to 2013, air quality readings were taken at specified hours during the day. Today, readings are taken on a 24-hour basis.
Unison musical duo pianist Shoushan Hakobyan and violinist and composer Rouben Aghiyan, who moved from Armenia to the U.S. five years ago, have been raising thousands of dollars for the families of Armenian soldiers killed, and to assist border villages, by giving charity concerts for the last two years.
Village women fascinate me. They boil the milk, add some starter culture, and it turns into yoghurt. This is a philosophy, you know. Adding some yeast turns the milk into yoghurt. This is a symbol of solidarity.
On July 18, the Yerevan Press Club (YPC) celebrated its 22nd anniversary and bestowed its annual awards to the best journalists and media organizations in Armenia.
A narrow and dark, creepy corridor with a wooden floor leads to a bright and sweltering hall. On the stage, a conductor with white hair directs the choir, mainly composed of blind or visually impaired singers.
So much construction waste has been dumped into a gorge in Yerevan’s New Nork District that parts of the site have risen to the level of surrounding streets.
A scandal rocked the Alexander Spendiaryan Armenian National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Yerevan yesterday evening when musicians refused to take the stage at a performance of Aram Khachatryan’s Gayaneh ballet.
Artur Soghomonyan, the new owner of the Pyunik football club in Armenia’s Premier League, says he has long-term plans for the team now trailing in fourth place.
Attending the concert were Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, Catholicos Garegin II, and speaker of the parliament Ara Babloyan.
Hayk Markosyan, a member of a local group seeking to block construction at Lake Gosh, in Armenia’s Dilijan National Park, says the country’s environmental ministry has undervalued the damage done to the lake by a company called Vendor and the fine it’s imposed.
You can live without mysticism.
Residents of Ijevan, the provincial capital of Tavoush, today blocked the M4 highway in Ijevan to protest the poor road conditions the province and to complain about a recent municipal decision they say hinders street commerce in the town.
Life in Geghamavan, a village of some 1,600 souls in Armenia’s Gegharkunik Province, stumbles ahead as if on auto-pilot.
The ministry told Hetq that this stretch of road was slated for renovation and that the matter of financing was being discussed.
Hakob Sanasaryan, president of the Greens Union of Armenia, noted that the mountains of Armenia were being scalped and the underground water reserves defiled just so that mining companies could make a bit of cash.
On July 3, 2015, Haytyan and Dilijan National Park Director Sahak Mouradyan signed an agreement by which a parcel of land in the park’s Gosh branch was allocated to Vendor for commercial use.
There’s a sign in the village of Khashtarak, in Armenia’s Tavoush Province, announcing that the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund is planning to renovate the local school, medical unit, and cultural center.
Galstyan said that 35 million AMD (US$72,000) was spent on producing Masquerade.
Arakelian says he continues to live encumbered with the mindset of an exile, always longing for Armenia.
AmericaBank General Director Artak Hanesyan has yet to respond to a December 2 Hetq written inquiry regarding the bank’s decision to loan US$24 million to Lydian Armenia, a company planning to operate a controversial gold mine at Amulsar.
Yervand Martirosyan, father of Gavar mayor Gourgen, has shares in several companies and is sole owner of Yeryouna LLC, a company that produces gypsum in Gavar.
The Yerevan Municipality will allocate apartments to the families of the two policemen – Yuri Tepanosyan and Gagik Mkrtchyan - killed during the July public disturbances in the Armenian capital.
Armenia has made it to the Elite Round of the 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship after beating Iceland 3-2.
The list of properties owned by Samvel Balasanyan has dramatically changes since he became mayor of Gyumri, Armenia’s second largest city, for years ago.
According to a bill on the agenda, state agencies will only be permitted to purchase internet services from companies that provide connections secured against DOS/DDoS hacking.
In memory of HakobGyurdjyan, a famous sculptor from Shoushi, sculptors from various countries have traveled to Artsakh to participate in the 4th International HakobGyurdjyan Symposium.
Taking advantage of a resettlement plan, the Virabyan family from the town of Charentsavan in Armenia moved to the village of Nor (New) Verinshen in the Nor Shahumyan district of Artsakh.
The Balasanyan family rises early every morning in the Achadjour village in Armenia’s Tavoush Province.
One of the addendums to the June 1 contract reveals that the Police purchased 27 Toyotas from Toyota-Yerevan Ltd. for a total of 302 million AMD ($634,270).
Hydro Corporation Ltd. has filed a petition with the government of Armenia to receive tax breaks on 850 million AMD (US$1.8) worth of glass-fiber water pipes from Turkey.
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan has failed to meet his promise of fixing two patches of road in the country’s Shirak province.
Prosperous Armenia Party’s (BHK) Sasha Stepanyan won yesterday’s mayoral election in the Syunik village of Darbas, besting Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) candidate Robert Khachatryan by a vote of 309-277.
Gyumri’s Shirak Makes it to Second Qualifying Round in Europa League
Former village mayor Bro Fatoyan told Hetq that the extremely low turnout was due to the fact that most Otevan residents have traveled to Russia seeking work.
Zohrab Aslanyan, a 32-year-old independent, won yesterday’s mayoral election in the Aragatzotn village of Ttoudjour beating his closest rival Arsen Sahakyan, secretary of the village staff, by a vote of 108 to 57.
By Gagik Aghbalyan
In a cost cutting public relations ploy, Yerevan First Deputy Mayor Kamo Areyan told reporters that 26 municipal staff cars being used to ferry various officials to and fro would be taken out of service. It turns out that eleven of the cars in question are broken down and that seven are not being serviced.
The government of Armenia today decided to postpone the payment of VAT for a company called Tiger Group Ltd., which was founded by the children of Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) MP Ruben Gevorgyan.