11:26 | May 4, 2018
The current revolution is home-grown and purely Armenian. Outside powers – whether countries or organizations – neither initiated nor control the revolution. Still, major nations definitely have strong opinions, usually unstated, about the present crisis.
09:02 | April 19, 2018
Previous experiences of mass demonstrations and protests in Armenia could provide a window as to how the latest “Reject Serzh” protests might end. While the protesters might increase in number in the coming days, the regime will not hesitate to wait for the right moment to use limited force and dismantle the barricades and disperse the demonstrators. It is often said that demonstrators learn from their previous experiences but that is also true in the case of governments.
16:08 | April 10, 2018
While a huge part of your flock is deprived of the elementary means of living, and Armenians face so many challenges, you, seeming totally out of touch with this reality, encourage similar gifts and do not think about advising wealthy Armenians to spend that money in more beneficial ways.
16:48 | November 23, 2017
Only one day is left to Eastern Partnership (EaP) Summit in Brussels, in the framework of which Armenia-EU Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA) is expected to be signed.
16:14 | October 28, 2017
Today, I want to talk to you about the defense of individual rights. There are two perspectives on this. The first argues that struggle is necessary; that the individual is a factor. The second claims that struggle is senseless, and that everything is decided without any input from you.
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19:28 | September 30, 2017
In the capital of Armenia, a block of rightwing political parties will not permit the construction of a monument to Anastas Mikoyan, the single most prominent Armenian of the twentieth century, by far.
12:19 | September 3, 2017
Four years after Yerevan announced its intention to join the Russian-led Customs Union (now Eurasian Economic Union - EAEU), the consequences of the move are still haunting Armenia. The basis of Armenia’s declared multi-vector foreign policy has been shattered. The 3 September 2013 U-turn put a halt to the Association Agreement (AA) with the European Union that Armenia was supposed to sign two months later
16:53 | August 16, 2017
Children rush out from courtyards large and small to see what’s going on. Within a few minutes the streets are full of noise and commotion, the complete opposite of the silence that previously reigned.
16:00 | August 13, 2017
Putting aside the fake patriotic and nationalist platitudes, I sincerely declare that for me the Republic of Armenia is not a home, and will never be in the future, even if I live there one day.
10:19 | August 9, 2017
The vast majority of the recent emigrants have been deghatsiner (from long-established native families), not akhbarner. Most of them have left capitalist Armenia because of unemployment, poverty, and lack of opportunity, and most have settled not in the opulent West but in Russia.
21:42 | July 19, 2017
There is no reason or explanation for the cancelation. I later learnt through social media that the festival had to withdraw two films with LGBT themes due to the objection of the venue where the festival films in said section were to be screened. I have no clue as to how the issue of the two “objectionable” films evolved into canceling the entire section; a total of 37 films.
09:06 | July 17, 2017
Readers of Hetq might have noticed a recent series of articles describing the sad fate of some 90- 100,000 “repatriates” who relocated to the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic from Europe, the Middle East, and the United States between 1946 and 1960. Hetq has published fifteen articles in this series, from 23 May to 29 June 2017.
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