Armenia and world:

Pre-election campaign in Turkey checks “blood purity” of politicians

Nothing good will come out of this pre-election campaign, as the Turkish population consider themselves pure Turks, Ottomans by origin. Any other origin is considered “unclean”.

March 4, 2011
This week the Turkish press publicized two news items worthy of close attention. The first was about the decision on Leo Suren Halepli, Turkish citizen of Armenian descent,to be employed by the Turkish government. Tthe second item referred to publication of the names of Armenian journalists killed in the years of the Armenian Genocide of 1915. It is unlikely that we would be interested in these posts, but for the gaining momentum campaign for parliamentary elections.

Almost all museums in Yerevan lack funds and attention

Local residents almost ceased going to museums, with exception for schoolchildren and students.

March 3, 2011
Almost all museums in Yerevan lack funds and attention
There are over 30 museums in Yerevan, most of them being under guardianship of the Armenian Ministry of Culture and National Academy of Sciences and almost all of them lacking funds and attention. Low salaries force employees quit.

Social protest in Armenia: saddling a wave

The recent statements by the opposition demonstrate their intention to grab power on the wave of popular discontent.

February 26, 2011
All admit that Armenia is facing social discontent and division of the public. Despite the leadership’s resoluteness to struggle against these phenomena, social tensions grow and the recent statements by the opposition demonstrate their intention to grab power on the wave of popular discontent.

Armenian government bombast inflation through social programs and unchangeable gas prices

Although Armenians are strong and accustomed to hardships, social tensions threaten to transform into a revolt one day.

February 26, 2011
The population of Armenia can take a breath and stop worrying about possible rise in prices for natural gas.
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Armenian experts expose another pseudo-Armenian website

At least 3 websites passing off as Armenian sources have been revealed over the past years.

February 24, 2011
Armenianreport website, allegedly analytical and disclosing, appeared on the net in fall 2010. The website contained “unmasking materials” on behalf of certain reporters with Armenian names.

Abortion at home – a dangerous tendency among Armenian women

According to official statistical data, 10 149 abortions were registered in Armenia in 2009.

February 11, 2011
The National Security Strategy of Armenia describes low birth rate as one of the threats to the country’s national security.

Armenia starts 2011 season with defeat

Review of February 3-10 sport events.

February 10, 2011
Football: Armenia dropped 2 places in FIFA world ranking, appearing 62nd in the list with 512 points. Armenia’s rivals in European Championship Group stage are listed as follows: Russia climbed to 12th position, Slovakia retained 20th position; Ireland came 35th; Andorra - 202nd. Top three are Spain, Netherlands and Germany with 1887, 1723 and 1485 points respectively.