There are also different organizations and individuals leasing real estate of currently operating kindergartens in Yerevan, leaving many children waiting for spots to attend preschool.
Hetq continues to focus on the stories of Yerevan’s closed kindergartens. This time, we present the stories of more than two dozen kindergartens closed in Yerevan’s Malatia-Sebastia, Ajapnyak and Davtashen administrative districts.
Since Armenia's independence in 1991, 14 public kindergartens have been liquidated and closed in Yerevan’s Kentron District.
While no formal criminal charges have been filed against former Armenian Chief of Police Vladimir Gasparyan ever since Hetq broke the story last August that he somehow finagled the purchase of a home in Yerevan for $200,000 when its market value at t
Armenia’s National Assembly is debating a bill that would severely curtail the operation of betting establishments in the country.
Im Kayl (My Step) MP Sisak Gabrielyan, in a Facebook post, writes that the Voskerichian family will be able to receive their household goods, now stored in a Yerevan customs warehouse, without paying the $16,000 fee demanded by customs officials.
Iskhan Vosgerichian, who moved to Armenia from Lebanon with his family in 2016, is in a bit of a quandary with customs officials.
Armenia’s Investigative Committee has launched a criminal case in which several former government officials are charged with exploiting the power of their office to privatize more than fifty hectares of land․
Due to a government decision in 2007, Armenia’s Hrazdan community was provided with 14 hectares of forest area in Hrazdan Forestry, which had been a specially protected area before. In the same year, the area was put up at auction with different lots
The World Bank says it sees no conflict of interest in the fact that the Agriculture Development Fund (ADF) gave a UD$35,000 to Irrigate LLC, a company founded by Armenian Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan.
The grant application, submitted to the Agricultural Development Fund, was signed on 14 February 2018 by Tigran Avinyan himself. At that time, Tigran Avinyan was a member of the Yerevan City Council and the director of the company.
The PGO investigated the matter on the basis of an August 24 Hetq article stating that while Surik Khachatryan has been building a three-story house, on 2,000 square meters of land owned by him in Yerevan, for more than 10 years, he got a construction license only recently, on June 8, 2018.
There’s a section of Yerevan, originally zoned for public use, that has turned into an exclusive residential neighborhood for a number of former high-ranking Armenian government officials.
Late last night Yerevan Police detained one member and one supporter of the Zharankutyun (Heritage) political party who were caught attempting to paint the name of the party on Baghramyan Avenue, near the National Assembly.
Armenia’s Prosecutor General’s Office says it's taking a look at the details appearing in an August 24 Hetq article charging former Syunik Governor Surik Khachatryan with building a private house in Yerevan with no construction permit.
On September 3, the Special Investigation Service (SIS) of Armenia launched a criminal case based on Hetq’s article “Undue Influence? Former Armenian Police Chief Snatches $3 Million Yerevan House for a Mere $200K”, on the purchase of a private house by ex-Chief of Police Vladimir Gasparyan.
Construction permit was given for a house which was already built.
This is the story of how former Armenian Chief of Police Vladimir Gasparyan was able to purchase the private home appearing above for US$ 200,000 when its market value at the time ranged between $3-4 million.