Russia initiated an anti-tobacco law in 2012, seeking to curb smoking.
February 14, 2013
Russia submitted an anti-tobacco law to Parliament late October 2012, seeking to curb smoking and overcome opposition from cigarette makers.
This year, authorities decided to respect the ordinary people's right to spend their weekends on the shore of “Armenian sea” - Lake Sevan.
June 16, 2011
Primarily, it was planned to open the beach season on June 15-16, regardless of the weather. However, it turned out that the season will open by July 1. Closure date is not known yet. Meanwhile, meteorologists promise habitual hot summer in Armenia, within the norms.
After becoming a successful practitioner of family medicine, did Tarakdjian again find time to return to his love of painting and sculpting.
June 16, 2011
Dr. Megerditch Tarakdjian, of Armenian descent, was born in Syria and has been living in Montreal since 1982. At a very young age he developed a passion for painting and went on to study at the Saryan Academy of Arts in Aleppo, Syria. However, his parents did not believe he could earn a living as an artist and persuaded him to instead pursue a career in science.
Constructions in the modern Yerevan are covering the historical layers of the old Yerevan.
May 17, 2011
Two ancient millstones used for oil production disappeared immediately after they were found in a construction site in Yerevan.
Both generations speak out against settlement of Iranians in Armenia.
March 21, 2011
On March 21-28 the tourist inflow in Armenia will reach a record high, with over 20.000 Iranian tourists to arrive in Armenia for Nowruz (Muslim New Year) celebrations.
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.
Review of January 31 – February 6 social events.
February 6, 2011
The past week started with Na/Ne 2010 journalist award ceremony. Over 100 articles were submitted for the annual media competition. Journalist of Aravot paper Gohar Hakobyan was the first in Printed Article category. 12 works were submitted for Radio Program category, with Armine Gevorgyan (Radio Hye) celebrating victory in it. Meanwhile, none of 29 works submitted for TV Program category managed to gain the first place. Seda Stepanyan, a student of Yerevan State Linguistic University, won in Student’s Work category.
Armenians abroad do not live a fabulous life, as it may seem, especially in the Arab world.
February 2, 2011
By ill fate, Armenians are scattered all over the world. Having no statehood but an abstract fatherland made up of lands lost in numerous wars for 600 years, the nation came to face the threat of complete extermination in the Ottoman Empire in the early 20th century. Those who survived the Genocide found shelter in different countries, many fleeing to Middle East. The hope to return to their homes was alive for a long time…
There is a rumor that representation of original Zara Spanish brand will open in Yerevan soon.
January 14, 2011
Are the clothes sold in expensive shops original? Is the new collection similar to that presented abroad? These are the questions frequently asked by purchasers. But it's not easy to find the answer to them. Shops do not pursue a transparent policy while “masters” counterfeit the original, thus disappointing fashion lovers.
Besides suicide, emo teens also practice bisexuality and homosexuality.
November 17, 2010
Depressive mood is widespread among emo fans, what often leads to suicides.