The Price of Privilege?: Soldiers
murders may be connected to payoffs and the common system
of surviving the Armenian Army
Alexanyan and John
The murders of three soldiers in Vanadzor last week
may be linked to bribery and payment for privilege among
Reading, Writing and Reduction:
Plan for fewer schools meant to improve learning conditions
When classes begin in September, there'll be fewer elementary
schools, but better conditions for pupil, according
to a plan to improve the education system in Armenia.
Outside Eye: A non-Armenian's view
of life in his adopted home
You know you are flying with Armenians, when the woman
in the seat next to you takes lavash and a cucumber
from her purse to complement her in-flight meal.
Labor of Love: Land and Culture
Organization offers working vacations
Since 1989, the Land and Culture Organization has been
uniting willing workers with worthwhile projects, giving
Diaspora volunteers a summer of memories in the Motherland.
Patriot Games: Sports teams gather
for competition on home soil
Just a few hours remain before the torch is lit at the
ancient pagan temple of Garni to symbolize the beginning
of the Third PanArmenian Games.
Sports: UEFA Cup hopes slip for
Shirak; Banants hangs on
Shirak and Banants football clubs began participation
in UEFA Cup competition yesterday (August 14).
The first round was a (0-4) crush for Shirak, but ended
in a draw for Banants.
Karabakh Ceasefire Under Strain:
Upsurge in shooting incidents worries negotiators
Convenience or Conspiracy?: Outlandish
claims circulate regarding proposed ID cards
Crisis: Government alters ID card plan to placate Church
Hey Europe and UK! Stop complaining!
While the UK broke temperature records
with 38 C (100.4 F), Summer in the City was a hotter
tune in Yerevan. The Opera House thermometer registered
as high as 48 (118.4).
On August 10, temperatures in high elevations
were said to have reached 55 (131). The Ministry of
Healthcare advised residents to eat more fruit and easily
By Friday, things had "cooled down"
to 30 (86).