Also by Karine Simonian
June 21, 2022
Thousands Of Armenian Workers Face Layoffs After Dramatic Rise Of The Dram
Workers at Armenia's largest textile producer are facing massive layoffs or deep wage cuts largely linked to the country's national currency, the dram, which has risen dramatically since Ukraine was invaded by Russia, Armenia's largest trading partner.
June 26, 2015
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.
May 29, 2015
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.
May 27, 2011
Prominent Armenian Opposition Figures Are Released Under Amnesty
Sasun Mikaelian, a former member of parliament, was serving an eight-year jail sentence on charges of organizing mass disturbances after the disputed February 2008 election. He was also found guilty of illegal arms possession.
September 19, 2010
Cross Controversy Mars Historic Church Service In Turkey
For the first time in nearly a century, Armenians have been allowed to conduct a religious service in a recently renovated island church in eastern Turkey, in an event that Ankara intended as a show of tolerance toward its Christian minority.