Fishing is a favorite pastime for Artash and Van, cousins who reside in the village of Noramarg, in Armenia’s Ararat Province.
Now, only 90 children attend the kindergarten. Yesayan says they enjoy attending despite the conditions, and always ask her when it’s going to reopen.
The U.S. Embassy in Armenia has been financially supporting the center for the past three years. Kamo Arakelyan, who runs the center, has sought out new donors, but to no avail. The Hrazdan Municipality and the Kotayk Provincial Administration have refused to step in and support the center, arguing they don’t have the money.
Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, is 2,799 years old and residents are celebrating the birthday of their “pink stone” city.
The 4th Annual Rural Life and Traditions Festival opened today in Yerevan’s English Park. Displaying the bounty of Armenia, the festival also seeks to reinvigorate the centuries-old tradition of people gathering at harvest time for camaraderie and fellowship.
A man entering the Tufenkian Hotel, opposite Yerevan’s Vernissage market, was shot earlier this afternoon and taken to hospital by his bodyguards.
There are seven real estate boards in Sevan tasked with maintaining the buildings, most constructed in the Soviet-era.
The merchants sent a letter to Yerevan Mayor Taron Margaryan, requesting that they be permitted to set up shop, at the same spot, on the weekend. Otherwise, they want a spot in the market itself.
Clouds of acrid black smoke continue to plume from Yerevan’s Nairit chemical plant. The fire was reported at around 2 p.m. today.
The Russian IL-62 tanker plane made seventeen passes over the reserve. It’s now up to units of the Ministry of Emergency Situations to conduct mopping-up operations.
The wildfire in Armenia’s Khosrov Forest State Reserve, now burning for three days, has already destroyed 400 hectares according to a preliminary estimate by the country’s Ministry of Emergency Affairs.
Sanitek, the company contracted by the Yerevan Municipality to collect garbage in the Armenian capital, says that several of its garbage trucks have been damaged because residents are throwing out construction waste along with their household trash, thus negatively impacting garbage collection.
Displaced merchants complain that police arrived at the market on July 19 and gave them a matter of hours to dismantle their stalls and vacate the premises.
The Gevorgyan family has been growing broccoli, in hothouses and the open, in the Armavir village of Arshaluys for four years.
Vachagan Vahramyan, a 57-year-old resident of Tchotchkan, a village in Armenia’s northern Lori Province just might be the envy of his neighbors. The man is growing kiwis in his garden.
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Levon Ghazaryan, 52, has been raising dogs for 25 years.
During the spring, you can see villagers seeding the fields with tarragon for the autumn crop.
21-year-old Heriknaz Khachikyan is an artist who uses squash to make decorative pieces adorned with various traditional Armenian motifs.
In April of last year, a fully-furnished modern kindergarten opened in the Ditak village of Armenia’s Ararat Province with US$77,500 financial assistance from the Switzerland-based Sourir vers l’avenir foundation and the Swiss embassy in Armenia.
Shahen told Hetq that Artur Sargsyan would not be buried at Yerevan’s Yerablour Military Pantheon, as many had demanded, because some backed away from the struggle.
The soldiers participating in the project joked that they never could have imagined creating cards as adults.
The team is attempting to create an interactive reproduction of Ani allowing visitors to enter the city from within.
The body of a 38-year old man, frozen to death, was found near a cafe in Yerevan on Artsakh Avenue. It appears the man had no permanent abode, but slept in an abandoned building.
IT specialists who work along Mamikonyants Street in Yerevan have been effectively getting their parking tickets thrown out after lodging protests.