Thursday, December 18, 2014


Latest Armenia News

Poet Yevtushenko Hospitalized in Russia After Fall

Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, who achieved a rock-star level of fame during the Soviet era, was hospitalized on December 14 after a fall during a visit to the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don. More

Azeri, Georgian, Turkish Foreign Ministers Meet

The foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey are meeting in the eastern Turkish city of Kars on December 10. More

Russia Suspends Rail Service To Ukraine

Russia's state railway company says it will stop almost all service to Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan for a year starting December 14, citing a lack of demand. More

Georgian, Armenian Currencies Continue To Drop

The Georgian currency, the lari, continued its decline in value to the U.S. dollar on December 5, reaching a new low of about two lari to one U.S. dollar. More

Former Soviets Charged With Insurance Fraud In New York

Ten New York residents, including five former Soviet citizens, have been charged in a $70 million scheme to defraud Medicaid and Medicare at health clinics in New York. More

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Azerbaijan Moderates Stance At Paris Karabakh Talks

Few observers seriously believed that the Paris talks between the Armenian and Azerbaijani leaders would yield significant progress, let alone a breakthrough, in resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. But a softening of Baku's negotiating position is one of several reasons why the meeting may herald a new phase in the talks. More

Armenian Opposition Launches New Wave Of Protests

For the third time in three years, the Armenian opposition has announced the start of a nationwide campaign to bring about regime change, or at least wrest significant political concessions from the country's leaders. Whether this attempt to bring about what one leading figure termed "a velvet revolution as a result of peaceful popular pressure" will succeed where the previous two failed is questionable, however. More
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Features & Commentary

Money Troubles: Russia's Weak Ruble Pulls Down Neighbors' Currencies

As the value of Russia's ruble tumbles amid low oil global prices and Western sanctions, it is taking the currencies of many former Soviet republics down with it.
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Don't Shout, Don't Push, Eat Blini: Russian Orthodox Church's Manual For Migrants

Migrant laborers in Russia will soon be required to pass Russian language, history, and civics tests. And now the Russian Orthodox Church wants to teach them how to behave.
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Journalist Group Says Reporters' Killers Almost Never Face Justice

Murdering journalists is one way to keep the public in the dark about criminal activities. It is also virtually risk-free, since worldwide 90 percent of the killers never face justice.
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In Many Countries, Distance From Ebola Brings A Sense Of Safety

In many parts of Eurasia, people think they are far enough away from Africa to be safe from Ebola. Is that a false sense of security?
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