- Independent Journalism From Today's Armenia
 January 31, 2003 

From our readers

I am writing from Mist, Oregon. It is not listed on some maps; so don't be
disappointed if you don't find it. I get a sense of reality while reading
the articles at your site.

Even though I know I can't survive in Armenia now days, I and many folks
like me have fantasies. You don't know where the 'pandukt's road may lead.

May you folks inherit blessings.

I can't help commenting on John Hughes' "Mexican Restaurant" feature.

Amazing how somebody living and working in a country can make fun of it so consistently, with such enthusiasm and impunity . . .

He obviously finds that singer's English not just immensely funny but also deeply symbolic.

I wonder how he'd compare the authenticity of the singing, background music and the rest of it with the authenticity of Russian, Armenian or any other foreign names, accents, looks, culture, behavior depicted in American films for example.

And lastly I find it a bit rich for someone coming from his part of the world to expose the rotten substance of the Armenian politics in this fashion as if it was unique to Armenia.

I really hope this is read by someone other than John Hughes as well. It might give them some food for thought.

Best regards,
Youri Ananikian


Decision 2003: Candidates declare property and income

Full story


Army Day: Report says conditions for soldiers improving

Full story


Health Help: Ministry of Healthcare offers six Saturdays of free treatment

Full story


  Photos of the week
  Photo of the week: Talk Time
Photo of the week: Talk Time
Click on the photo above to enlarge

Talk Time

In 19 days Armenia will elect a President. Until then voters will be talked to by candidates such as Stepan Demirchyan (top). And some, such as President Robert Kocharyan (bottom), will be talked back to.



Copyright 2002-2019. All rights reserved.

The contents of this website cannot be copied, either wholly or partially, reproduced, transferred, loaded, published or distributed in any way without the prior written consent of