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by Marianna Mkrtchyan

84-year-old Garnik Rubenovich Ghazaryan lives in Tegh village, Goris. He dedicated most of his life to the work of local sovkhoz chief economist. Nowadays the old man is one of the most respected dwellers in the village. Locals and dwellers of neighbouring villages often turn to him for a counsel on any issue.

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Myths and Reality about Mining

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Anti-corruption measures in education fail to give tangible results

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27/05 22:05 In Protest at Energy Rate Increase Activists of "Against Robbery" Movement have gone on a Sit Strike in Freedom Square

In protest at energy rate increase activists of "Against Robbery" movement have booed and whistled in front of the Armenian Government Building. They were shouting the slogans "No to Robbery" and "We owe nothing to anyone". Earlier on the protestors have booed and whistled the premises of Ministry of Energy.

USD 5bn government debt is no obstacle to Armenian officials' car appetites

The 5 billion USD government debt is obviously no obstacle to the Armenian officials' car appetites and choices. According to ArmInfo's sources in Toyota Yerevan Company, which represents the Toyota and Lexus brands, the Armenian officials' main purchases at the expense of the state budget are largely done in Toyota Yerevan. The reasons are clear and on the surface - "Toyota Yerevan" indirectly belongs to Sedrak Kocharyan, the son of the second president of Armenia Robert Kocharyan.

Head of Armenia-Canada Parliamentary Friendship Group: Declaration of Cooperation with Canadian Parliament result of years-long work

The parliaments of Armenia and Canada have signed a joint declaration to boost the bilateral cooperation and dialogue.

David Harutyunyan on Energy Rate Increase: Ordinary Customers Should not Take the Consequences of Failed Management and Thefts

Ordinary customers should not take the consequences of failed management and thefts at "Electric Networks of Armenia" CJSC; however, Public Services Regulatory Commission of the Republic of Armenia (PSRC) is the body to take the final decision, David Harutyunyan, the Minister-Chief of the Government Staff, told the media on May 25 at National Assembly.

Myths and Reality about Mining

As an environmental management professional with 14 years of experience I know environmental issues of Armenia from A to Z. As a citizen of Armenia I share many of the concerns expressed by active citizens, including those concerns around but not limited to mining industry.

View from Moscow: By Taking Reprisals on Civil Society Baku Tests the West

Baku takes reprisals on civil society pursing one goal only - to test the Western response on the fact that numerous journalists, human rights activists and just people whose opinions differ being apprehended, Sergey Markedonov, a famous Russian analyst, said during Caucasus-2014 International Conference in Yerevan on May 26.

Anti-corruption measures in education fail to give tangible results

There are still corruption elements in the education system, Armenian Minister of Armen Ashotyan said at a press conference on May 25. He added that it is impossible to resolve that problem promptly.

New Internet-Banking Tariffs to be Put into Action at "Areximbank - Gazprombank Group" since June 1

"Areximbank - Gazprombank Group" will put into action the new Internet-banking tariffs since June 1. The bank's press-office has informed ArmInfo that both legal entities and individuals can use the new tariffs. "Areximbank - Gazprombank Group" introduced its internet-banking service in November 2009.

VTB Bank (Armenia) finances project on construction of Good Time entertainment center for children

The Bank's press office has told ArmInfo that both kids and adults can enjoy amusement at the center. The events include entertainment, sports, thrill rides, amusing shows, birthday parties, etc. The little visitors can play physical games and enjoy relaxation from the computer games.

Armed forces of Azerbaijan fired over 3,500 shots at Karabakh positions on May 17-23

On May 17-23, Azerbaijan breached the ceasefire along the Line of Contact of the Azerbaijani and Nagorno-Karabakh troops for 250 about times.

European Commissioner: Cross-border cooperation between Armenia and Azerbaijan to open up new opportunities for Karabakh conflict settlement

Cross-border cooperation between Armenia and Azerbaijan would open up new opportunities for the Karabakh conflict settlement, Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for the European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, said at a press conference in Riga.

In Japan Edward Sharmazanov Spoke about the Armenian Cultural Heritage being Destroyed in Azerbaijan, Turkey and by Islamic State

The Armenian nation witnesses the destruction of its cultural heritage even in the 21st century, Edward Sharmazanov, Deputy Speaker of Armenian National Assembly, said during the closing ceremony of the Armenian Culture Week in Japan.

Armenia among Eurovision finalists

Genealogy that represents Armenia with the song "Face the Shadow" is among the first ten finalists of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest.

Rostelecom Armenia sums up journalists' contest "Technologies for Life - Internet at the Speed of Light"

"Technologies for Life - Internet at the Speed of Light" journalists' contest was summed up at the Rostelecom office in the center of Yerevan today. TV journalist Haykuhi Asatryan won the contest.

D-Link names Beeline most customer-oriented company

Beeline press-office reports to ArmInfo that D-Link multinational networking and telecommunication equipment manufacturing corporation has named Beeline "Armenia's Most Customer-Oriented Company in Innovations."

Large POPs pesticide burial site in Nubarashen and residual obsolete pesticide stores in 24 locations to be eliminated

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Armenia and the Government of the Republic of Armenia will work together to reduce the impacts of hazardous waste and related contaminated sites from Soviet times, in order to protect human and environmental health through the effective elimination of obsolete pesticide stockpiles, particularly persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in Armenia, the website of the UN Yerevan Office reports.

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