Villagers address a letter to Armenian Prime Minister over a tailing dump of Akhtala Mining Plant

Armen Rustamyan: ARFD's coalition with authorities depends on whether its 7 proposals will be fulfilled

Heritage Party about negotiations with president: "Terrorists hijacking planes are bad guys, but we have to negotiate with them to save hostages"

Parliamentary forces do not support Founding Parliament movement's steps

Head of Chinari rural community: Tension on the border should not cause panic

"Never Again" - Films telling about Genocide of Armenians screened at Sofia Film Festival

Nikol Pashinyan Tore to Bits SCPEC Armenia's Head

Armenian Assembly of America urges US Subcommittee to allocate $40 million in assistance to Armenia

Orange Contributing to the Project "Bringing Sight to Armenian Eyes"

Defense Ministry of Armenia sets up special organization to manage Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concert Facility

Beeline Announces "Information Technologies in my Life" Contest

SCR offers preferential fares for electric trains in April

Zhirair Sefilian: the "Founding Parliament" to Start 24/7 Tea Parties since April 24

Washington Forecast: USA Paying More Attention to Baku as a versus to Armenian-Russian Axis

Seyran Ohanyan: Russia assists Armenia globally

Tigran Urikhanyan leaves Prosperous Armenia Party

VTB Armenia Mortgage Portfolio to Increase by 10-20% in 2015

Baku blacklists journalists for attending medias forum in Yerevan

Defense Minister of Armenia says reasons why Armenian soldier crossed border into Azerbaijan must be sought in his family

Azerbaijan uses mortars on Line of Contact

Armenian soldier dies from heavy wounds received when repelling adversary

Traian Hristea: Metsamor NPP Prescheduled Shut-Down is the EU Main Purpose

Defence Minister: the Situation on the Front Line is Under Control of Armenian Armed Forces

In 2014 VTB Armenia Strengthened its Positions in Retail Business

VTB Armenia Bank Investments in Branch Network Modernization Exceeding 5 Million USD

Official: State Commission keeps an eye on large economic entities

Official: "ENA" CJSC quits discrimination against consumers

Raffi Hovannisian: Meeting of Armen Martirosyan and Rubik Hakobyan with Serzh Sargsyan does not run contrary to Heritage Party's stand

South Caucasus Railway: Efficiency of investments in railway infrastructure of Armenia evident

Magnitude 3.7 quake hits north of Armenia

British parliamentarian demands Government to recognize Genocide of Armenians

Valery Gergiev's concert in Yerevan postponed

Beeline supports screening of "Komitas: Crane of Melancholy" film-performance

Parliament Vice-Speaker Harshly Criticizing Levon Ter-Petrosyan's Speech on the Centennial of the Genocide

ACBA-CREDIT AGRICOLE BANK: new capacities on a new website

Ishkhan Mkhitaryan: Armenian Card ready for technological leap in credit card market

Ministry of Defence Armenia: The Karabakh Conflict Zone Situation is Tensed, but Under Control

Inspections Performed in Akhtala Ore Mining Plant

Former employees of Nairit Plant demand their wages again

Armenian Foreign Ministry tries to find out if there were Armenian citizens of board the crashed Airbus A320

Levon Ter-Petrosyan introduces his own option of All Armenian Declaration on 100th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide

Ukrainian political expert: Poroshenko due to abandon idea of Ukraine's liberation

National Assembly of Armenia passes draft resolution condemning Genocide against Greeks and Assyrians

Heidi Hautala: If Turkey recognizes Armenian Genocide, it will open doors for peaceful settlement of Karabakh conflict

Cyprus Parliament drafts bill criminalizing Armenian Genocide denial

Commandos: Tension in Karabakh conflict zone will continue till April 24

Views from Kiev: Kremlin passes on to a new phase of fundamental tragedy

Political expert: Uncertainty in Armenia-EU relations overcome

Belarus disclaims rumors about arms sale to Azerbaijan

Ambassador: Czech Republic will be represented at Armenian Genocide Centennial commemorations in Yereven at level of parliament vice speaker

26/03 16:19 SCR offers preferential fares for electric trains in April

"South Caucasus Railway" CJSC has announced privileges for the passengers traveling by electric train in April. Thus, schoolchildren and students participating in the Armenian Genocide Centennial events will travel to Yerevan and back free of charge.

25/03/2015 14:04

Official: "ENA" CJSC quits discrimination against consumers

Yerevan, March 25. ArmInfo. Alexander Avanesov. "Electric Networks of Armenia" (ENA) CJSC has quitted discrimination against the consumers, Artak Shaboyan, Chairman of the Armenian State Commission for the Protection of Economic Competition, said at today's session of the Parliament when replying to MP Khachatur Kokobelyan's question.

25/03/2015 12:08

South Caucasus Railway: Efficiency of investments in railway infrastructure of Armenia evident

South Caucasus Railway (SCR) CJSC (subsidiary of Russian Railways) is a public company and the high attention of the state administrative bodies to it is natural, Viktor Rebets, SCR CEO, told ArmInfo when commenting the Monday statement by the anti- monopoly watchdog of Armenia Artak Shaboyan who suggested a survey in the SCR's investments.

19/03/2015 18:49

Inter RAO representative: Rumors about sale of "ENA" CJSC have always been circulating

Rumors about the sale of Electric Networks of Armenia have always been circulating, Nikolay Gorelov, Spokesman for Inter RAO, has told ArmInfo when commenting on the Armenian media reports about Samvel Karapetyan's intention to buy "Electric Networks of Armenia" CJSC. To note, the owner of Tashir Group, Samvel Karapetyan is a large Russian businessman of Armenian origin.

19/03/2015 15:06

Sources: Inter RAO UES OJSC Board Chairman and President of Armenia to discuss restructuring of Electric Networks of Armenia Company's debt

Boris Kovalchuk Chairman of Inter RAO UES OJSC Board will visit Armenia shortly. According to ArmInfo's sources in Moscow, Kovalchuk will have a meeting with President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan in Yerevan to discuss restructuring of the debts of the Electric Networks of Armenia (ENA) CJSC to set the company for sale.

13/03/2015 17:28

Online Subscription is reality: Rostelecom accepts subscription applications online

Rostelecom Company has announced an online subscription opportunity. From now on, everyone can fill an application online and get subscribed for the Company's services. The Company's specialists verify the applicant's data through a phone call and connect him to the network within ten days after application. Online subscription saves time and funds. There is no longer need to visit Rostelecom's sales and service points to get connected to any of its services or tariff packages.

13/03/2015 17:27

Beeline launches "Connected+" new roaming service

Beeline press-office reported to ArmInfo that Beeline launches "Connected+" new roaming service available for "ArmenTel" CJSC mobile prepaid and postpaid subscribers. The new service will operate in Beeline network in the territory of Russian Federation, Georgia, Ukraine, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Beeline, Kyivstar and Wind operators.

13/03/2015 12:47

VivaCell-MTS: Winners of "Best Love Confession" contest get their prizes

From January 30 till February 4 the VivaCell-MTS Facebook official page hosted the "Best Love Confession" contest organized on the occasion of the St Sargis Day. The press office of VivaCell-MTS has told ArmInfo that the participants had to leave a comment with a beautiful love confession beneath the contest announcement. According to the rules of the contest the authors of the confessions that would gather the most number of "likes" would be the winners.

13/03/2015 12:39

Newspaper: Russia to reduce gas price for Armenia

The Armenian authorities and the management of Gazprom (Russia) have come to an agreement to reduce the gas price on the Armenian border from 189 to 165 USD, Zhamanak (Time) newspaper says, citing its own sources close to the Armenian Government.

13/03/2015 12:25

Beeline and Child Development Foundation sum up "Let's Study Together" program results

Beeline Armenia and Child Development Foundation have summed up "Let's Study Together" program. The program aims to contribute to the development of social skills and creative mind of children with special needs aged 16-25 and to their social integration. Around 20 children attended a specialized center twice a week. They had a special teacher and a psychologist to explore the preferences and capabilities that will help them feel more confident in the society in the future. The program also worked with the parents of these young people. The parents received recommendations and information on how to use the capabilities of the young people.

13/03/2015 11:37

5th ArmNet launched in Yerevan

"Mobile applications and software have changed our world. Today it is almost impossible to imagine an Internet user without his smartphone connected to the Internet. It is especially worth noting that our web and mobile application developers create competitive products, thus boosting development of the sector.

11/03/2015 18:45

New "Incognito" Service Allows Beeline Subscribers to Hide their Numbers on Selective Basis

Beeline Armenia has launched the service "Incognito" that allows Beeline customers to electively hide their numbers while making an outgoing call. The new service is available to all subscribers of the prepaid and postpaid systems. Beeline press-office reports to ArmInfo that the service can be activated by dialing 0674171, through *170# USSD-command or by "170" text SMS sent to 0647. To hide the number #31* should be dialed before the number of the called customer.

11/03/2015 10:22

Rostelecom keeps investing in development of Armenia's education system

On March 3, the Co-Founder of IDeA charitable foundation, entrepreneur and philanthropist Ruben Vardanyan delivered to Sergey Kalugin, President of Rostelecom, a thank you certificate for technological support of UWC Dilijan College (Dilijan, Armenia) - the first college of the UWC educational network in the post-Soviet space, the press office of Rostelecom reports.

11/03/2015 10:21

Lydian International Presented its Amulsar Project at PDAC-2015, World's Biggest Mining Conference

Lydian International presented its Amulsar Project at the World's biggest mining conference, Geoteam's press release says. The Prospectors' and Developers' Association of Canada (PDAC) trade show and conference is the largest annual event in the mining industry held every year in Toronto, Canada, with around 500 companies from 100 countries presenting their mining projects, equipment and offering investment opportunities. Lydian participated in the conference for the 8th year now, presenting its Amulsar project and Armenia as an attractive investment destination.

05/03/2015 15:17

Economic crisis in Russia did not spark outflow of Armenian labor migrants

Sudden devaluation of the Russian ruble and the deteriorating economic situation in Russia did not spark an outflow of Armenian labor migrants, Gagik Yeganyan, the head of the State Migration Service of Armenia, told ArmInfo.

04/03/2015 13:21

Russian Railways: Events in Ukraine have reduced flow of passengers using Russian Railways' services

The events in Ukraine reduced the flow of the passengers using Russian Railway's services, Oleg Nikitin, Deputy Director General of the Federal Passenger Company (subsidiary of Russian Railways) told ArmInfo during the 15th meeting of the CIS Council for Rail Transport (CRT) Passenger Commission, which started on March 4 in Yerevan.

04/03/2015 13:16

Russian Railways: Fluctuation of currency rate must not have any significant impact on railway tickets in CIS

Fluctuation of the currency rate must not have any significant impact on railway tickets in CIS. The state came from Gennady Verkhovikh, Head of the Passenger Traffic Department at the Russian Railways OJSC, who is attending the meeting of the CIS Council for Rail Transport (CRT) Passenger Commission that commended in Yerevan today, on March 4.

04/03/2015 11:30

The 15th meeting of CIS Council for Rail Transport (CRT) Passenger Commission kicks off in Yerevan

The 15th meeting of the CIS Council for Rail Transport (CRT) Passenger Commission commended in Yerevan today, on March 4. Gennady Verkhovikh, Chairman of the Commission, Head of the Passenger Traffic Department at the Russian Railways OJSC, told reporters about 20 issues are on agenda of the meeting, including such issues as the activity of the Passenger Committee for 2014, alterations and amendments to the Process of Technological exploitation of the inter-state system "Express" Automated Systems of Management etc.

03/03/2015 15:52

Gagik Mkrtchyan: Our country not only can but also should develop industrial production

ELBAT CJSC, an Armenian-German JV, one of the leading manufacturers in Western Asia producing a full range of high quality SLI lead-acid batteries, was launched in November 2010. Over four years of activity, the company has increased the output and expanded the sales geography. In his interview with ArmInfo News Agency, Gagik Mkrtchyan, Chief Commercial Officer, member of the Board of Directors of Elbat CJSC, says how the company manages to sustain competition on the domestic and foreign market given the unstable economic situation and the Armenian dram depreciation and what measures the company takes to enhance its competitiveness.

02/03/2015 16:20

Yerevan to host 15th meeting of CIS Council for Rail Transport (CRT) Passenger Commission

The 15th meeting of the CIS Council for Rail Transport (CRT) Passenger Commission will be held in Yerevan, Armenia, on March 4-6, 2015, the South Caucasus Railway CJSC press-office told ArmInfo.

27/02/2015 14:40

Brandy export from Armenia in 2014 down 1,2% thanks to devaluation of the Russian rouble

Brandy export from Armenia reduced to 18,096 mln liters in 2014 versus 18,305 mln liters in 2013, chairman of the Union of Armenian wine makers, Avag Harutyunyan, said at today's press-conference.

27/02/2015 14:39

Armenians consume more vodka, overwhelmingly made in Russian

Armenia imported 9,2 million liters of vodka versus 8.4 million liters in 2013 overwhelmingly from Russia. This is a record-breaking indicator, says Avag Haroutiunyan, Head of the Union of Armenian Winemakers.

26/02/2015 13:10

Iraqi Airways to make first Baghdad-Yerevan-Erbil flight

On February 26, 2015, the Iraqi Airways will make the first Baghdad-Yerevan-Erbil flight, Ruben Grdzelyan, Spokesperson for the Chief Civil Aviation Department of Armenia, told ArmInfo. The flight is available on Thursdays and Sundays by CRJ900 Ё Boeing 737. The first flight will bring to Armenia the members of the Iraq Government and the heads of 50 travel agencies.

25/02/2015 15:46

PSRC: Armenia negotiating with Russia to maintain gas tariff

Armenia is negotiating with Russia to maintain the gas tariff, Robert Nazaryan, Head of the Public Services Regulatory Committee (PSRC) said in the Parliament, on Wednesday.

25/02/2015 14:26

Arthur Ashughyan: Future of lapidary industry depends on how competitive and efficient it is

ArmInfo’s interview with Advisor for Economy Minister of Armenia Arthur Ashughyan

24/02/2015 21:02

Ex-Prime Minister: Amid statements on SME development, decision to reduce number of banks in Armenia is sheer mockery

At today's session of the Armenian Parliament, MP from the Armenian National Congress faction, ex-Prime Minister Hrant Bagratyan strongly criticized the policy of the Armenian Central Bank, which made a decision on Dec 30 2014 to tighten the minimum total capital standard for commercial banks to 30 bln AMD (versus the current 5 bln AMD) starting from 1 Jan 2017. Bagratyan believes that the CB's steps hinder the SME development.

24/02/2015 18:42

Central Bank forecasts slowdown in salary growth rates in Armenia

The average nominal salary in Armenia is expected to grow by 6.2% in 2015, with the growth rates slowing down to 5.0% in 2016-2017, the Central Bank of Armenia (CBA) says in its monetary policy program for Q1 2015.

23/02/2015 15:03

Energy Ministry of Armenia: Russia to supply 2 billion cu m of gas to Armenia in 2015

Russia will supply 2 billion cu m of gas to Armenia in 2015, Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Armenia Iosif Isayan said in an interview with ArmInfo.

23/02/2015 13:49

Armenian Government suggests reducing profit tax 10-fold for large exporters

The Government of Armenia suggests reducing the profit tax from 20% to 2% for large exporters, Deputy Finance Minister Vakhtang Mirumyan said when presenting the draft amendments to the Law on Profit Tax. The National Assembly adopted the document in the first reading.

18/02/2015 18:43

In 2014 Armenia's wine exports grew by 50% despite 8.2% drop in production

The Customs Service of Armenia reports that 2.120mln liters worth $6.3mln were imported in 2014 against 1.4mln liters worth $4.2mln in 2013. The wine is exported mostly to the CIS.

16/02/2015 23:14

Armenian fish products are uncompetitive on Russian market, Artur Atoyan says

Armenian fish products are uncompetitive on the Russian market and the republic's participation in the Eurasian Economic Union does not solve this problem, Artur Atoyan, Head of the Union of Fish Breeders of Armenia, told media on Monday.