IT & Telecom:

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.

Armenia not ready to use switch to energy-saving light bulbs

The European Union has started considering the project on repealing the introduced ban on incandescent light bulbs.

February 23, 2011
Armenia is considering possibility to use energy-saving light bulbs. Pilot programs are being implemented. However, the Armenian market is not large enough to establish a plant for energy-saving light bulbs production. Besides, forcing the population to use such bulbs only is not a solution.
Armenia and world:

American diplomats visit Yerevan: Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenian-Turkish relations or something else?

It’s too difficult to speak the same language with Turkey and Azerbaijan, as these countries lay down absolutely unacceptable conditions in the issue of Nagorno-Karabakh.

February 22, 2011
Accidentally or not, after the visit of senior American diplomats in the person of James B. Steinberg and Philip Gordon, President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan decided to leave for Saint Petersburg to meet with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. You don’t have to be a prophet to understand that visits of the American diplomats are linked to the settlement of the Karabakh conflict, or rather, to its prevention from entering a military phase.

National self-consciousness, “Azerbaijani” music and revelation of an Armenian composer

Vardan Petrosyan: this music sounded when Armenians were being killed, but now many of our compatriots are enjoying these songs.

February 19, 2011
The confrontation between Armenia and Azerbaijan is not only political. What is going on now is a all-out information and cultural war, which started back in the soviet time.

Bicameral parliament: are Armenia and Diaspora ready for this move?

There are apprehensions that involvement of Diaspora representatives in the parliament may cause new contradictions and a split among Diaspora Armenians.

February 19, 2011
Diaspora Minister Hranush Hakobyan’s recent statement that Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan plans legislative changes to involve Diaspora representatives in the Armenian parliament caused hot debates, dividing the Armenian public into supporters and opponents of the idea.

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.