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WATCH: Protesters Remain In Central Yerevan Despite Police Warnings

Video Armenian Protesters Defy Police Warning

Thousands of antigovernment demonstrators in the Armenian capital continue to protest on Yerevan's central Baghramian Avenue despite calls by police to leave the avenue. More

Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian met senior officials in Yerevan on June 27 before announcing his latest proposal to defuse protests sparked by planned utility rate hikes.

Armenian President Offers Rate-Hike Plan

Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian has vowed financial help to Armenians to deal with a planned electricity price hike that has sparked protests mainly in the capital. More

Armenian Soldier Killed On Border

Armenia says one of its soldiers has been killed in clashes with troops from neighboring Azerbaijan. More

A demonstrator holds an Armenian flag as others shout slogans during a protest against an increase on electricity prices in Yerevan on June 25.

Armenian Activists Cite 'Persecution'

Activists from the protest movement that has rallied thousands in the Armenian capital, Yerevan, against electricity price hikes say “suspicious people” have begun to harass members of the group and peaceful demonstrators. More

Armenia Officals To Probe Gyumri Massacre

​The case of a Russian soldier accused of killing seven members of an Armenian family has been handed over to investigators in Armenia. More

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Electric Yerevan Exposes Kremlin's Mind-Set

You can learn a lot about a country from how it reacts to a popular uprising in its neighborhood. And this is especially true if the country is Russia and the uprising is in one of its former Soviet vassals. More

Video The Daily Vertical: Moscow Colors In Yerevan

The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. More
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Features & Commentary

Video Hard-Nosed Armenian Police Chief Draws Mockery, Anger

The protests in Yerevan have put the spotlight on Armenia's iron-fisted police chief, whose angry tirades at protesters are sparking both anger and jokes.
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Video Armenian Protesters Chafe At Comparisons To EuroMaidan

Many observers in Russia and the West are comparing the ongoing Armenian protests against rising electricity prices to the Euromaidan movement in Ukraine. But spokespeople in Yerevan are resisting this attempt to broaden the framing of their project.
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Russian 'Profiteering' At Heart Of Armenian Power Protests

Russia owns Armenia's power-distribution grid, and Armenian consumers are furious about the way they are being treated by the firm when it comes to paying for electricity.
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Tech-Savvy Armenian Trio Leads 'Collective Brain' In Rate-Hike Protest

The little-known trio behind the large demonstrations in Armenia is relying on "the people" in their battle against an electricity price hike.
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Video Armenian Police Target Journalists In Violent Crackdown

Police attempted to end a days-long street protest in the Armenia by forcibly dispersing participants and journalists. But the heavy-handed approach, which included the direct involvement of a top national police commander, has sparked a furious response at home and abroad.
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Rulings Give Nagorno-Karabakh Displaced Something To Celebrate

European Court says both Baku, Yerevan deny rights to civilians displaced by Nagorno-Karabakh War.
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Armenians Grieve For Billionaire Favorite Son Kerkorian

​Though Kirk Kerkorian made billions of dollars in Hollywood and Las Vegas, more people will mourn his death in faraway Armenia than in the United States.
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Audio Slide Show Not All Fun And Games

The first European Games kick off in Azerbaijan this week. Backers claim the event will showcase the rise of the oil-rich nation, while detractors say it's all a public-relations ploy to whitewash the country's poor rights record.
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Armenian Wrestlers Balk At Baku Games

Two Armenian wrestlers and a coach are boycotting the upcoming European Games in Baku, dealing a blow to the notion that the event could help bring the bitter rivals a bit closer.
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Video Armenians Say PM's Fish Farms Sucking Wells Dry

There was plenty of water in the Armenian village of Apaga just a few years ago, but that was before the surrounding region was dotted with new wells to supply fish farms, some owned by the prime minister and his family. Now, residents say Apaga's water supply is running dry -- and they doubt the government will do anything about it.
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