Experts from three internationally acclaimed companies, such as Blue Minerals Consultancy from Australia, Buka Environmental from the USA and Clear Coast Consulting, Inc., Canada have studied more than a dozen documents available on Lydian International’s website and have given their opinion regarding some of the ecological risks of the gold mining project. Based on their
Lavrov already fears a color revolution in Russia, not Armenia The United States has suspended non-immigrant visa issuance in Russia and will resume only in September and only in Moscow. This is the response of the United States to the request to reduce the number of American diplomats in Russia. The Russian foreign minister Sergey
During a meeting in Serzh Sargsyan’s office a decision was made to set up a pan-Armenian council during the Armenia-Diaspora Forum. The purpose and objectives were not specified but instead it is clear that like every other initiative by the government, this one is also subject to the goals of the government. Over the past
The office of the Human Rights Defender has summarized all the information collected in the result of the fact-finding work on fire by the Azerbaijani armed forces in the direction of Chinari, Voskepar, Baghanis, Voskevan, Koti and Barekamavan villages of Tavush Marz, Armenia since January 2017. In particular, the facts of fire and targeting the
Recently a group of Russian experts have been critical on the participation of the Armenian armed forces in the NATO exercise in Georgia, interpreting this fact in an anti-Russian context. The deputy speaker of the National Assembly Edward Sharmazanov has responded to these experts, saying that Armenia is an independent country, has its own interests
In 2018 the objective of the government will be the main intrigue of the new political season in Armenia. Currently, different scenarios are circulated which are mostly anchored in the absence of an alternative to Serzh Sargsyan in any position, whether prime minister, minister of defense, secretary of the Security Council or president of the
The founder of Dry Marketing, a marketing professional, who started importing bananas since last December has reported that the compressors of the refrigerators in which the bananas are stored have been damaged. He says it was done intentionally because some people are trying to prevent them from importing bananas. Lragir.am talked to Vahram Mirakyan about
The minister of economic development and investments Suren Karayan told reporters after the meeting of government that currently they are analyzing and forecasting what Armenia should expect in the result of the new U.S. sanctions against Russia. Karayan has announced that he does not want to speak numbers until the findings are there.However, it is
A few days ago the Armenian government stated its intention to strengthen the economic component of the foreign policy, defining the list of target directions including 14 countries. The list is interesting not only because it left out all the countries of the EEU except Russia. This is practical evidence that to Armenia the EEU
The Armenian Ministry of Defense warned Azerbaijan that its adventures will receive a tough answer. This warning was followed by Azerbaijani press reports on striking peaceful areas, and an injured 13-year-old. The Armenian MoD has announced that the pictures published by the Azerbaijani press show the wounds of the child are not fresh so they
The foreign ministers of Russia and the United States met in Manila during the ASEAN forum during which notes of “reconciliation” were heard. In particular, Rex Tillerson announced that Russia has demonstrated “readiness” for negotiations over the settlement of the Ukrainian conflict. Lavrov said the sides considered the necessity for a pragmatic, apolitical dialogue on
The U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has visited Estonia, Montenegro and Georgia and passed Trump’s message confirming America’s readiness to be beside its allies in Eastern Europe and protect them from “Russian aggression”. The American expert Paul Goble thinks that Trump’s message applies to Armenia too but a lot depends on Armenia’s attitude to Russia.
In case of a new attack of Azerbaijan there will be an answer, the security area will be enlarged, the minister of defense of Artsakh Levon Mnatsakanyan has stated. “In such counteraction, we will enlarge the width and depth of the existing security area, those few emplacements which passed under their control during the actions
Our interlocutor is publicist, political scientist Anush Sedrakyan Q–The US has toughened sanctions against Russia, and in retaliation Russia is set out to impose sanctions on the US, in particular, that the number of US diplomatic staff in Russia should not exceed 455. What can this lead to, and what dangers may arise for Armenia?
The tough policy of the United States on Russia has brought up questions in the Armenian public on the appropriateness of the presence of Armenia in the pro-Russian blocs, the Russian-Turkish rapprochement. In particular, parallels are drawn at the developments of the 1920s when the two defeated in war and collapsed empires, Russia and Turkey,