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Cold Destruction: Unusually hard winter taking its toll on utility services in Yerevan

Cold Destruction: Unusually hard winter taking its toll on utility services in Yerevan

By Julia Hakobyan
ArmeniaNow reporter



The hard freeze that brought winter to Yerevan mid-December is the worst in 70 years meteorologists say. And the record-breaking cold has caused numerous problems throughout the city, reminding some of a decade ago when electrical and petrol shortages complicated effects of temperatures on the minus side.

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Outside Eye: A non-Armenian's view of life in his adopted home


There is a beauty to this place that is seen only in its ugliest condition, something that defines the difference between "pretty" and "attractive" and flirts with the soul.

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Ahead of its Time: Exclusive watchmaker chooses Yerevan for regional dealership

 

Ahead of its Time: Exclusive watchmaker chooses Yerevan for regional dealership


A leading name in high-end watch making has chosen Abovian Street in Yerevan as home for its latest regional boutique.

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Mad about Luck: Tough night for Santa as chilly Yerevantsis battle cold for tarehats

 

Mad about Luck: Tough night for Santa as chilly Yerevantsis battle cold for tarehats


One, two, three and Santa Claus, seized by the fright and hardly saving his beard, very quickly left the crowd which went mad, leaving his precious sack full of tarehats at the hands of police. At the night of January 12 the big celebration dedicated to the Armenian Old New Year reached its peak on Republican Square.

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Life Blood: Bone Marrow Registry grows with hope for new life

 

Life Blood: Bone Marrow Registry grows with hope for new life

On September 17 the warm sun that washed a ward of the Los Angeles's City of Hope hospital was fused with the breath and hope of living.

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Coping with Fate: A holiday visit inside Abovian Women's and Juvenile prison

 

Coping with Fate: A holiday visit inside Abovian Women's and Juvenile prison


In a frozen but festive hall faces turned red from cold are nonetheless cheerful. Women with interesting but uncommon looks dressed in uncommon manner are sitting in old, cold chairs. Behind them teenagers with shaved heads are dressed in dark blue in the hall decorated for New Year.

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Warming Nature's Own: Winter is special challenge for animals on display

 

Warming Nature's Own: Winter is special challenge for animals on display


On a day of cold rain there are few visitors at the Yerevan Zoo. The director says less than a dozen visitors have come in the last two weeks.

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Sports Digest

 

Sports Digest:


Football (Oscar Lopez)

According to newspaper "Komanda", Oscar Lopez is no longer coach of Pyunic Football Club nor of the Armenian National team and has left to go back to his home in Argentina.

See also: Tennis (ATP/WTA Tours)

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Voting Climate: Report say "extraordinary efforts required" to assure clean elections

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Bound by Belief: Molokans hold on to faith and tradition in changed world

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Politics: Ruling against Hovanissian renews debate about Kocharyan's citizenship

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  Photo of the week: Feeding Frenzy
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Feeding Frenzy

Santa, and several like him, handed out "tarehats" on Republic Square as Yerevan celebrated Old New Year Sunday night. But the rush for the traditional treat caused at least one Santa to drop his bag of buns and turn his role in the festivities over to police crowd control. See related story.

 


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