Expert column

by Emmanuil Mkrtchyan and David Stepanyan

“Armenia cannot do without Russia,” a popular belief that got stuck in the heads of Russian politicians appears to have become ineffective now. Whether it is good or bad, the protest actions in Armenia have become a good reason for it and have seriously frightened those who are “stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion” as Michel de Montaigne, French Philosopher, wrote.

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"Armenbrok" OJSC the Market-Maker of Armswissbank's Three Debut USD Issues of Denominated Bonds

120 000 downloads from Beeline's App Armenia platform

From Now on VTB Bank (Armenia) Cardholders can Automatically Check their Card Account Balance

Expert: Azerbaijan may take advantage of situation in Armenia and start escalating tensions on line of contact

"Barricade" street litterbins as basis for criminal case

Using force against protesters not in favor of authorities

French Ambassador about events in Yerevan: "We want that a decision acceptable to everyone be found though dialogue"

Head of Road Police resigns

Inter RAO refutes reports on sale of its Armenian subsidiary

EBRD Office confirms: it has not filed a claim against Electric Networks of Armenia

Raffi Hovannisian: A broader agenda is needed, as all "troubles" in Armenia come from illegitimate power

Minister: Audit of Electric Networks of Armenia may take 3-6 months

Minister: Public Services Regulatory Committee will also undergo international audit

Prime Minister: On Baghramyan Ave some forces seeking escalation of tensions

U.S. Embassy comes out with statement over protests in Yerevan

"No to Plunder!": Wedding at Baghramyan Ave

Sources: Relevant Bodies to Declare of Energy Rate Hike Decision Revocation within an Hour

Economist: Energy sector of Armenia needs the same model used in banking system

Orange to hold free movie screenings

What is the Source of “Maidan” Threat in Armenia?

David Babayan: Aliyev confesses that international community exerts pressure on Baku regarding escalation in Karabakh conflict zone

Beeline and Biglemon.am offer beautiful numbers for half-price

Maksim Sokolov: Russian Trade Representation Office in Yerevan Matters in Armenian-Russian Relations

In 2015 ARARATBANK Intending to Open Electronic Branch and Financial Supermarkets

Russian analyst: Russian parent company must take its subsidiary under stricter control

Deputy: Armenian President to Realize the Gravity of the Situation and Take Decision while it is under Control

"No to Plunder!": Baghramyan Ave is gradually turning into a street art center

VTB Bank (Armenia) keeps implementing charitable projects to support children with disabilities

"Heritage" Deputy Chairman: There Should be a Compromise Package for the Energy Rate Issue

Yerevan-Tbilisi Flights to be Resumed Starting June 29

Edward Nalbandian: It is high time for Azerbaijan to come down to earth from its virtual oil-and-caviar world

Levon Zurabyan informs PACE co-rapporteur of situation in Yerevan

Politician: Youth's Upcoming Victory in "Electric Yerevan" Protest is the First Token of Further Victories

VivaCell-MTS subscribers in Aragatsotn and Vayots Dzor regions also can reach the Emergency Situations Service local offices dialing 911/112

"No To Plunder!": Situation on Baghramyan Ave is Calm

Energy Rate Increase: Armenian Government to Subsidize Vulnerable Citizens

Founding Parliament movement calls on regions and Artsakh to join demonstrations in Yerevan

Justice Minister sure public will find the right solution to the current situation

Armenian Prime Minister Urging "No to Plunder" Activists for Meaningful Dialogue

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29/06 15:22 "Barricade" street litterbins as basis for criminal case

The Investigation Committee of Armenia has disseminated a statement wherein it informs that a criminal case has been filed over property damage to Sanitek LLC Office in Armenia.

Expert: Azerbaijan may take advantage of situation in Armenia and start escalating tensions on line of contact

Director of the Armenian Institute for International Security Stepan Safaryan says Azerbaijan may take advantage of the situation in Armenia and start escalating tensions on the line of contact of the Artsakh and Azerbaijani armed forces.

Using force against protesters not in favor of authorities

Director of the Armenian Institute for International Security Stepan Safaryan is sure it is not in favor of the authorities to use force against the protesters on Baghramyan Ave, as it may trigger even higher discontent and criticism of the international organizations.

Inter RAO refutes reports on sale of its Armenian subsidiary

Inter RAO UES refutes reports on Company's negotiations for sale of Electric Networks of Armenia (ENA). "We are not holding any negotiations at the moment," the Company's official representative told Interfax.

EBRD Office confirms: it has not filed a claim against Electric Networks of Armenia

EBRD Office confirms that it has not filed a claim against Electric Networks of Armenia CJSC for early loan repayment. EBRD Yerevan Office confirms ArmInfo's earlier reports that Electric Networks of Armenia (subsidiary of Inter RAO UES) has never had any overdue debt to the EBRD, and, consequently, it has entered no trials with the Bank.

"No to Plunder!": Wedding at Baghramyan Ave

Baghramyan Avenue, that is currently hosting the protest rally against the energy rate increase, evidenced a wedding on June 27. Karine and David, the just married couple, are saying they have come to the Avenue for they are also a part of the Armenian nation.

Karine Minasyan to Awarded the Order of Friendship for Promoting Armenian-Russian Cooperation

On June 24 Minister of the EEC Karine Minasyan is to be awarded the Order of Friendship at Russian Embassy. The minister will be decorated for her contribution to the development of the Armenian- Russian trade, economic and cultural relations.

"Armenbrok" OJSC the Market-Maker of Armswissbank's Three Debut USD Issues of Denominated Bonds

"Armenbrok" Investment Company OJSC has become the market-maker of Armswissbank's three debut USD issues (SWISB1, SWISB2, SWISB3 stock abbreviations) of denominated bonds. The Bank's press-office has informed ArmInfo that Armbrok was assigned the status on June 26 in accordance with stock rules of NASDAQ OMX Armenia. As the creator of Armswissbank's USD bonds market Armbrok will provide constant bilateral quotation of securities thus increasing their liquidity in the second market.

From Now on VTB Bank (Armenia) Cardholders can Automatically Check their Card Account Balance

VTB Bank (Armenia) is expanding its remote services. The bank's new offer will provide its clients with the opportunity to automatically check their card account balance. The bank's press-office has informed that VTB Bank payment cardholders can control their balance from all over the world at any time of day or night.

David Babayan: Aliyev confesses that international community exerts pressure on Baku regarding escalation in Karabakh conflict zone

In his latest statement, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has actually confessed that the international community is exerting pressure on Baku regarding escalation along the Line of Contact of the Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijani troops, David Babyan, Spokesman for the NKR President, has told ArmInfo when commenting on Aliyev's statement that "Azerbaijan is reproached for the tension on the contact line and for the fact that the Armenian party suffers numerous losses."

Anti-Armenian wordings on Karabakh problem removed from PACE resolution on Azerbaijan

In particular, the wording "Armenia's occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh and other territories" has been replaced with a wording "the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict," Naira Zohrabyan, member of the Armenian Delegation to PACE, has told ArmInfo.

Orange organizes music events in Yerevan

Orange press-office has informed ArmInfo that for the sixth consecutive year, Orange and music lovers celebrated World Music Day on June 21.

120 000 downloads from Beeline's App Armenia platform

Beeline press-office has informed ArmInfo App Armenia mobile app developed by Beeline and Technology Development Center continues to top App Store and Google Play markets in number of downloads in Armenia.

Orange to hold free movie screenings

Orange Armenia press-office has informed ArmInfo that today Orange has announced the launch of an extensive regional summer project - "Orange Cinema Tour", in the frame of which free cinema screenings will be organized in 10 regional towns.

Record-Keeping of Mercury-Bearing Products and Waste being Carried out in Armenia

A seminar on project directed at ratifying Minamata Convention on mercury kicked off in Yerevan on June 23. Deputy Minister of Nature Protection Simon Papyan has told that the project has been designed to monitor legal boundaries, as well as estimate the ratification consequences of the Convention.

Armenian Ministry of Nature Protection refutes rumors about advancing Lake Sevan on pawn

The Armenian Ministry of Nature Protection refutes the rumors about advancing Lake Sevan on pawn. Earlier that information was voiced by Silva Adamyan, Head of the Bird Lovers' Center, who cited her own sources. She said that Lake Sevan was pawned at one of the largest international banks. "That information has nothing to do with the reality.