Armenia and world:

Erdogan is voted “Man of the Year”

The anti-Israeli rhetoric of Ankara, as well as the support for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip is certainly not aimed against Israel, but is directed towards the Arabs to enlist their support in the establishment of a Middle Eastern analogue of the EU.

January 11, 2011
No matter how much the orthodox Islam resists the “pernicious Western influence”, the fashion for “Man of the Year” reached the Muslim world too. Naturally, the favourite was Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was voted “Man of the Year” for 2010 by readers of CNN Arabic. As reported by Today’s Zaman, Erdogan won 74% of the votes.

Government-initiated reforms to produce results in 2011-2012

According to Investing Across Borders, 18 days are needed to establish business in Armenia.

January 8, 2011
Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan characterized 2010 as a year of hard work aimed at coping with the aftermath of the global financial and economic crisis.

Armenia climbed 40 places in FIFA Rankings in 2010

Armenia won 3 out of 7 matched during the outgoing year.

December 29, 2010
Armenia climbed 40 places in FIFA Rankings in 2010, finishing 60th with 515 points.

Baku myths about ‘Albanian crosses’ or Azerbaijani Culture Minister’s lies

Armenian khachkars can be seen in any corner of the world where Armenians used to live. Azerbaijan is not an exception.

November 25, 2010
As a “worthy” representative of Azerbaijani leadership, Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfas Garayev disseminated lies about the meetings of the Intergovernmental Committee for Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO, in Nairobi Nov 15-19.
IT & Telecom:

Microsoft combats piracy; Stallman agitates for free software

Review of November 15-22 telecommunication and information technology events.

November 25, 2010
Software piracy has decreased 6% in Armenia over the past 4 years, what resulted in additional $5 million to the national budget. According to Microsoft Armenia director Grigor Barseghyan, the number of people using authorized software is increasing year by year in Armenia.

Suicide the most terrifying phenomenon among emo

Besides suicide, emo teens also practice bisexuality and homosexuality.

November 17, 2010
Depressive mood is widespread among emo fans, what often leads to suicides.

Armenian political parties distributing seats in NA 1.5 years prior to parliamentary election

Review of November 7-12 domestic events.

November 13, 2010
Political events in Armenia focused on the possible outcomes of the 2012 parliamentary election.