- Independent Journalism From Today's Armenia
 May 16, 2003 

At Whose Expense?: An artist's life, a soldier's death, a mother's questions

It is a story that has become too familiar in Armenia:

Soldiers who should be fighting for each other instead fight against each other.

Over the past year Minister of Defense Serge Sargsyan has bragged that the number of soldier-on-soldier crimes has decreased. And in fact statistics support the claim.

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

My colleague Zhanna Alexanyan brings an interpreter into my office and with her help tells me: "I can't write any more stories like this. They are too depressing."

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What a Site: Renovation of Republic Square uncovers surprise history of old Yerevan

For the past three weeks Republic Square in Yerevan has looked more like a corral than a public meeting place. Large strips of metal construction fencing have closed off the popular dancing fountains, sidewalks and thoroughfares in the heart of the city.

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Cultural Exchange: Forget Paris, Buddha Bar Lounge brings the mellow mood to Yerevan

Near a dormitory where Indian students studying medicine in Yerevan frequently pass the night with their own music, the more contemporary noise of imported exotic ambiance invites attention inside the Buddha Bar Lounge.

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Sports Digest: Shirak takes Armenian Cup

Tennis (ATP, WTA)

After his disappointing performance at the Telecom Italia Masters Roma tournament May 5- 11, David Nalbandian improved his game at the Tennis Masters in Hamburg, Germany. The tournament concludes Sunday.

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 Football (Armenian Cup)

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Sour Forecast: Seventy percent of fruit crops lost to rage of winter; concern rises for winemakers

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Doubly Deadly: Cancer patients say treatment at state hospitals is short on compassion

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High Notes: Armenian youngsters earn praise and prizes in international piano competition

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  Photo of the week
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Dr. Lord George

He is already a Lord, and Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. And as of Wednesday George Robertson adds an honorary doctorate from the French University of Armenia. Following ceremonies at the university Lord Robertson spoke with students and media.


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