Will Lake Sevan problems be resolved?

The beach lovers will be lucky to have 250 km of shore within several years.

November 8, 2010
Will Lake Sevan problems be resolved?
The Armenian government is carrying out consistent work to resolve the ecological problems of Lake Sevan.

Armenian people protest rise prices for cheese

Cheese makers explain the unexpected rise in prices for cheese by increasing prices for milk.

November 6, 2010
The food basket in Armenia comprised AMD 28064,4 in the third quarter of 2010, against AMD 26485,4 in the second quarter. According to the National Statistical Service, the basket of goods totaled AMD 43499.8 per month or AMD 492629,1 per year. The annual expenses per person: bread (AMD 35,2 thousand), meat (AMD 78,4 thousand), milk (AMD 23,8 thousand), cheese (AMD 11,8 thousand), potato (AMD 22,7 thousand), vegetables (AMD 28,9 thousand), fruit (AMD 39,4 thousand), sugar (AMD 6 thousand), eggs (AMD 7,3 thousand), oil (AMD 4,8 thousand).
Armenia and world:

In no other country election campaign is based on such hatred and falsehood as in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani authorities will try to give a shade of “democracy” to the election and avoid protest actions of the opposition.

November 5, 2010
The election campaign in Azerbaijan is coming to an end, as always, on a note of anti-Armenian hysteria. Every parliamentary candidate in Azerbaijan feels it his duty to ‘return the occupied land and punish the aggressor”. These statements, that are as far from common sense as they are from reality, are supported by court experts and political analysts.
IT & Telecom:

Over 1,5 million internet users listed in Armenia

As of October 1, 2010, over 1,5 million internet users were listed in Armenia, according to member of Armenia’s Public Services Regulatory Commission (PSRC) Samvel Arabajyan.

November 3, 2010
Over 160 thousand broadband internet users were reported as of October 1 against 125 thousand in January 1. Twofold decrease of dial-up internet users was observed over the first half-year of 2010, their current number comprising 21 thousand. In January-September 2010, 7833 Mbps bandwidth was reported in Armenia providing twofold traffic increase.

Mika women’s club wins bronze medals at European Chess Club Cup, Levon Aronian climbs second in world rankings

Review of October 21-28 sports events.

November 2, 2010
Chess: Armenian Mika women’s club gained 18 points, finishing 3rd at the European Chess Club Cup in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The Armenian club won 4, tied 1 and lost 2 out of 7 rounds. Men’s club showed the same result, finishing 11th with 28,5 points. Monaco’s Cercle d'Echecs de Monte Carlo women’s and Russia’s Economist- SGSEU-1 men’s clubs won the tournament.

Turkish activists succeed in PR action in Armenia

Beklevic and Orsek have failed the conference they wanted to organize with Analytical Center on Globalization and Regional Cooperation.

October 29, 2010
The arrival of representatives of rather obscure and marginal party – Powerful Turkey – in Yerevan has become a subject of close attention of the Armenian media and some experts rather than the RA National Security Service (NSS). Possibly, everything would have been normal – rather serious Turkish experts and political analysts arrive in Armenia often and nobody invites them to the NSS. But two representatives of Powerful Turkey were invited for a “conversation,” what has caused various comments. Definitely, the October 30 events in Yerevan were an evident PR action. However, it is unclear why Armenians have fallen for it.

Armenia hosts the most delicious festival

The initiators of the barbecue fest promise a better organization next year.

September 22, 2010
The second barbecue festival was held in Akhtala, Lori region of Armenia, on Sunday, September 12. It was dated to two other events: re-consecration of Surb Mariam Astvatsatsin Church and inauguration of a monument to wedding rings.