But obstacles remain. Mr. Karamyan told Hetq that it wouldn’t be conducive for Taron-Avia to launch flights to Russia since existing anti-competitive issues haven’t been resolved.
Armenian government officials and businesspeople have flocked to Dubai in recent years, following rich people from around the world who have bought property in the Emirati desert city known as a haven for tax evasion and money laundering.
When paying a visit to the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography NAS RA, it’s common to find piles of boxes all over the building. These boxes contain excavated materials from different parts of Armenia.
Weapons exported from around the world have wound up in the conflict.
Khachatryan and his partner, Abbey King Khawaja, own 50% each in the new company, Sunik Investments Limited.
A recent media investigation on Armenian criminal gangs operating in Germany has thrown a minor monkey wrench in diplomatic relations between Yerevan and Berlin.
Hovk, a village of some 400 inhabitants in Armenia’s Tavoush Province, was inhabited by Azeris in the Soviet era. Armenians here in the late 1980s.
On February 2, 2018, former Armenian Minister of Culture Armen Amiryan sold a private house he purchased for $1.2 million, in Glendale, California, for $2 million. This isn’t the only property he owns in the U.S. Amiryan served as the director of Armenia Public Radio from 1997-2015 and culture minister from 2016-2018. He also founded the Armenakob TV station, which he later sold.
Armenia’s Central Electoral Commission reports that 294,534 voters out of an electorate of 848.343 went to the polls.
The Akanates monitoring group is comprised of the Transparency International Anti-Corruption Center, Asparez Journalists Club, and the Restart Political Initiative.
Vazashen is a village of some 871 in Armenia’s Tavush Province, just a few hundred meters from Azerbaijani military trenches on the border.
Armenian Ambassador to Iran Artashes Tumanyan, and his family, have sold their shares in Unitezza Group LLC, a company they founded in Prague in 2008.
One of the largest tailing dumps in Armenia is only 800 meters from the Yerevan-Meghri highway, passing through Kapan, the provincial capital of Syunik.
Hetq military sources say that the Azerbaijani military exercises were severely hindered due to the power outage, and that Azerbaijani counter-air defense systems have been compromised.
If 700-800 tons of ore are transported daily to Yerevan, they should at least get an order for 40 tons (2 trucks).
In his disclosure, Deputy Prime Minister also announced a stock with a price of 5,023 drams. This should actually be 502.3 million AMD, since it’s his share of Ardshinbank CJSC, where he owns 1.000056% of shares (the charter capital of the bank is 50,227 million AMD).
Today, the Committee responded, saying that it had sent a formal request to Artashes Tumanyan, Hovik Abovyan and Karen Ghahramanyan, asking them to provide their side of the story in the matter.
FIFA released its world ranking of national football teams and Armenia’s position remains unchanged from April at 98th place.
Artur Vanetsyan, recently appointed to head Armenia’s National Security Service (NSS), isn’t the only one in his family who holds a government post.
Nikol Pashinyan was elected prime minister of Armenia today, the fifteenth person to hold the post since the country declared its independence in 1991.
The thirteen MPs are mainly businessmen, generals, and representatives of national minorities. Five out of thirteen are not members of the Republican Party of Armenia.
Earlier, accounting department staffers declared a one-hour work strike in support of Nikol Pashinyan’s bid to become Armenia’s next prime minister.
Heeding the call made by Nikol Pashinyan for increased civil disobedience after the National Assembly failed to elect him prime minister yesterday, people started to close a number of streets in the Armenian capital -Arshakunyats, the streets around the Municipal Building, and the entire stretch of Mashtots Avenue, which has been turned into a pedestrian promenade.
Deno Gold had spent millions of dollars for exploratory work and to buy the land from Shahumyan residents.
FIFA ranking of 206 national teams shows Germany at the top spot, followed by Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and Belgium.
Juliana says they are not against Gharibyan using the word "karas" when describing the way his wine is produced in amphora (karas) vessels, but the trademark shouldn’t confuse consumers.
“Everyone today accepts the fact that without the planes, helicopters of Armenia’s civil aviation department, and the Stepanakert, Goris and Sisian airports, we would have lost the Karabakh War. This proves just how important civil aviation, a developed technical reserve base, and, first and foremost, a national cadre of aviators, is to any sovereign state,” says Atbashyan.
Only two young men have been called for obligatory military service this January in Bardzruni, a village of 400 in Armenia’s Vayots Dzor Province.
So, we must conclude that the official delegation of Armenia flew to Davos on Samvel Karapetyan's Gulfstream G650.
Present and former Armenian government officials and their relatives own many businesses and real estate in the Eastern European countries, including Ukraine.
105,664 passengers passed through Shirak Airport in 2017, mostly flying to Moscow and other Russian cities.
According to a year-end report released by Armenia’s General Department of Civil Aviation, 2,452,474 passengers passed through Yerevan’s Zvartnots International Airport in 2017, an increase of 346,934 over 2016.
Hemp kufteh? The words alone spark immediate interest.
We have written about the Yezidi-populated village of Tlik, a stone’s throw from Armenia’s border with Turkey, on several occasions.
Taron-Avia plans to operate daily flights from Yerevan to Moscow, and back, and is the only Armenian carrier to currently service the route.
While we do not claim that the facts below are examples of illicit financial flows, we show, however, that Armenian officials and their relatives have amassed huge fortunes in different countries. This story is only about Bulgaria.
The Kapan Municipal Council, by a vote of 10-0 on August 23, approved a measure to lease the operating rights of the local airport to an outfit called Syunik Airport LLC for 25 years.
The daughter of Samvel Balasanyan, the current mayor of Gyumri (Armenia’s second largest city), and her husband, have purchased a real estate and bread/confectionary company in Prague.
Tourism within the confines of Armenia, whether the vacationer is from overseas or a resident of the country, has for decades revolved around the obligatory visits to churches, monasteries and other monuments of cultural or historical significance.
It will cost around 20,000 AMD (US$ 42) to fly one way from Kapan, the regional capital of Armenia’s Syunik Province, to Yerevan, the country’s capital, according to the province’s governor.
Having only two dozen aircraft is a sad indicator for a country - both economically and strategically. This number corresponds to the number of a middle-size-fleet air company.
Martirosyan says four of their six graduates have been enrolled in state universities last year. He believes the school’s success is due the intelligence of the area’s residents and the teachers’ caring and demanding attitude.
"In Armenia, it's mostly a kebab-barbecue situation. Eating is the key. For example, when people want to express a good opinion on a wedding, they say they ate well. Food is the main criteria, but in reality, the most important thing is having a good time," says Marley's founder.
Tsav is a rural community tucked away in the mountains of Armenia’s Syunik Province.
Armenia Aircompany says its plans to fly charter flights from Yerevan to Salonika (Greece) from June 22 to September 7.
Aircompany Armenia’s maiden direct flight from Yerevan to Tel Aviv is scheduled today at 17:55 Yerevan time. It will arrive in Tel Aviv at 20:25. Tel Aviv flights will take place every Thursday and Sunday.
Throughout Armenia, apart from historical and architectural monuments, one can locate the skeletons of airplanes that have long stopped flying. These aircraft are not only exhibited at museums, but also at sites that at first glance appear odd.
The sons of former Armenian finance minister Gagik Khachatryan sold their palatial Los Angeles house for a cool $18.8 million yesterday.
It’s clear that it will not be possible to pay them all off with the sale of the above mentioned assets.