Time came to a halt today in the town of Sardarapat, in Armenia’s Armavir Province.
During the recent war in Artsakh, the Armavir Territorial Pedagogical and Psychological Support Center in Armenia hosted 54 families displaced from Artsakh.
Anahit Gokoryan left her house in the village of Vurgavan in Kashatagh on September 30, during the early days of the war.
They have been informed that region will be handed over to Azerbaijan, this according to one of the conditions of the November 10 ceasefire agreement signed by the leaders of Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan.
"Today we are going to our house in Stepanakert to see what is going on, so that we can come to get the children in a few days,” she says.
The Armenian government has yet to allocate any money to house people who have fled the fighting in Artsakh and now reside in Armenia.
Armenians in the southern Italian town of Calabria have joined their compatriots across Europe who have rallied and called for an end to Turkish-Azerbaijani aggression against Artsakh.
Razmik's brother, Artyom, learned about his brother's deeds from his mother. He did not believe the story at first. He joked that he should have won the medal, but his older brother was ahead of him.
The Pashinyan government had pressured Tovmasyan and other court members to resign, arguing they maintain close ties to the country’s former government and impede judicial reforms.
Armenia’s Yezidi community is forming a second volunteer soldier detachment to replace the guys of the first group now fighting in Artsakh.
In Sardarapat, a community in Armenia’s Armavir Province, we found the house of Davit Grigoryan, who was awarded the high title of "Hero of Artsakh" by Artsakh President Arayik Harutyunyan.
International law specialist Ara Ghazaryan told Hetq that while Armenia was expected to apply to the ECHR against Azerbaijan, or vice versa, applying to the ECHR in the defense of Artsakh was something new but not totally unexpected.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced that by the decision of the government, martial law is being declared in the country - a general mobilization. We present the legal regulation of the martial law regime; the government's deci
Kakhakn Mayor Ashot Vatyan says that young men in the village aren’t marrying due to the lack of employment.
Tigran Davtyan was an assistant judge before being appointed Prosecutor of the Department for Confiscation of Property of Illegal Origin.
Factories in the country who buy these grapes have reduced their purchases this year. The downturn is partially a result of this year’s coronavirus epidemic – job losses and softening consumer demand.
The streets were empty as our Hetq team of reporters entered the Armenian village of Daranak, to the east of Lake Sevan, not gar from the border with Azerbaijan.
"Apricot harvesting is an enjoyable ordeal. We’ve been waiting for this day for a year," Kirakosyan says with a smile.
The Armenian government and the Ministry of Health have not explained why a March 12 decision regarding the expenditure of funds earmarked for Covid-19 related measures, has been made retroactive.
We should add that Minister of Health Arsen Torosyan is now personally visiting hospitals to see conditions for himself. As our “senior correspondent” said, it’s a good opportunity to monitor the condition of regional hospitals.
Since the Ashtarak Medical Center is a provincial medical facility, we called the Aragatzotn Provincial Governor's Office to report what we had encountered directly to the governor.
Several physicians in Armenia, who have posted medical advice to citizens citing international developments, have also been told to cease and desist.
According to the government declared state of emergency, media outlets deemed in violation of the clause face fines ranging from 500,000 to 800,000 drams (($1,000-$1,600).
Buses and mashrutkas (minivans) are running on a limited schedule today between Etchmadzin and Yerevan.
Asatryan said that he was unaware of the situation at the polyclinic.
Usually, the river washes the garbage downstream. Now, however, the flow is too low to conceal the eyesore.
Local officials in some communities of Armenia’s Armavir Province are having a hard time collecting taxes from those who have large land and property tax liabilities (500 thousand AMD or more).
"Which community in your province is the poorest and according to what criteria?"
An inmate at Armenia’s Abovyan Penitentiary nailed his testicles to a chair yesterday after doctors refused to provide him with various medications, this according to the inmate’s lawyer Edgar Tovmasyan.
An average of 21 prisoners have died annually in Armenia’s penitentiaries over the past five years. The highest number of deaths was in 2016 - 29 people - and the lowest in 2017 - 17 people.
Studies show that in 2016-2018, most of drugs and supplies in the penitentiaries were purchased from Natali Pharm LLC, owned by the family of former MP Samvel Aleksanyan.
The doors of the secondary chool in the Haykashen village of Armavir Province were closed by noon today, even though it was the first working day of the new school year in Armenia.
Food safety standards are prominently on display on a one kilometer stretch of the Yerevan-Etchmiadzin highway where villagers are selling meat destined for the New Year’s holiday table.
Hetq has been unable to get a list from Armenia’s Penitentiary Service (a separate subdivision of the Ministry of Justice) of those companies winning contracts to make repairs to the country’s prisons between 2013 and 2018 and in the first nine
Every day, dozens of trucks dump trash at the landfill.
An idle person is prone to criminality.
In Armavir Province, there are two communities named Metsamor, Araks, Aygeshat and Baghramyan.
On May 6, the Areni Municipal Council, by a vote of 9-0, decided to ban mining operations in its district and thus declare the area an “eco-economic zone”.
As part of a subsidy program targeting the development of community economic and social infrastructure, the asphalt of several roads in the town will be removed and a new pavement layer installed.
Still several hundred meters away, I already saw that the wind had engulfed Koghbavan in a layer of dust.
Harutyunyan assumed the position with cash assets of 20 million drams (US$42,100), US$10,000 and €5,000. Her revenues of 148,540 drams solely derive from wages.
In the latest incident, Khachatryan, who’s ruled Mrgastan since 2008, has been charged with embezzling 2.150 million drams paid by several community residents in accordance with the law and destined to community budget.
After serving in the Armenian army for sixteen years, Anushavan Kalashyan turned his attention to promoting rural tourism in Armavir Province, which is traditionally famous only for the Zvartnots ruins, Etchmiadzin and the Sardarapat Memorial.
Governor of Tavush Hayk Chobanyan arrived on the scene to speak to the demonstrators. He touched upon the jobs issue and the use of local wood.
Mr. Grigoryan says that the YABWVF owes AMD 124 million to two companies he does business with.
Last week, Lydian International issued a statement complaining that police in Armenia have failed to comply with a court order to remove all trespassers and their property from the Amulsar gold mine site.
Surprising as it may seem to many, Lousia Asatryan, who never graduated college, served as director of the kindergarten in the Armavir village of Lernagog for eleven years.
Director Gziryan says the kindergarten doesn’t need a top to bottom renovation and hopes that the government will allocate the funds to repair the school’s most pressing problems.
There are two government-owned apartment houses in Darbnik, a town of 1,000 in Armenia’s Ararat Province, that operate as temporary dormitory housing for those without permanent shelter.