Armenia and world:

Will "football diplomacy" continue into the autumn?

The agreement signed on April 22 between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Armenia and Turkey is almost the same as the Madrid principles: a regular stillborn document for internal use.

August 8, 2009
The farewell visit of Mathew Bryza to the region in the position of an OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair was, as usual, a bit scandalous and unequal; in a word, nothing new except for a new "imperative" used by the Department of State, claiming immediate handover of the five regions of Nagorno Karabakh to Azerbaijan, and after a while also that of the remaining two. It is simply interesting who from the State Department will this time deny what Bryza said.

Armenian society demonstrates extreme indifference

Brief review of basic domestic events of the week.

June 13, 2009
Basic political events of the dying week in Armenia were the work of the Council of Elders in Yerevan, sluggish protests of the opposition, break-up of the fact-gathering group of March 1 events, review of the tax bill in the RA Parliament, and suspension of funding provided to Armenia by the program "Millennium Challenges".

Bashmet's "Soloists of Moscow" and the Armenian-Japanese abstractionism

Brief review of cultural events in Armenia on June 1-7.

June 9, 2009
On June 1, on the International Children's Day, public organizations organized a number of activities in the gardens and parks of Armenia with participation of children. Children made an artificial tree with the colors of the national flag of Armenia, sang, danced, drew pictures on the asphalt and on the school desks, all this accompanied by traditional games and dances.

Armenia celebrates the Holy Resurrection

The symbols of Easter in the old days were straw dolls Grandma Utis, mistress of the Armenian cuisine, and Grandpa Paz, who held in hands exactly 40 threads, a stone being tied at the end of each one.

April 11, 2009
On April 11, the Armenian Apostolic Church (AAC) begins to celebrate the Easter, one of the six patronal festivals. From sunset till late night all the churches of the Armenian Apostolic Church serve Liturgy that marks the end of Lent and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The celebration of the dead and resurrected god dates back to the ancient Egyptian religion, when the Egyptians celebrated the death and resurrection of God Osiris. Present Christian Easter takes its origin from the Old Testament. The old Jews celebrated the Passover (Pesach) as the holiday of exodus of Jews from Egypt.

World financial crisis blighted the Armenian job market

According to analysts' assessments, demand for specialists in PR, marketing and graphic design will decrease dramatically.

February 23, 2009
The impact of the world financial crisis on the Armenian economy and social state of people has already become perceptible, especially in the population employment sector. The alarm has already sounded for a number of employment agencies: employers' offers are decreasing in ratio with the increasing labor supply.