Հինգշաբթի, դեկտեմբերի 18, 2014 Ժամանակը Երեւանում 21:17

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Armenia - A schoolboy walks past a currency exchange sign in Yerevan, 17Dec2014.

Armenian Currency Rebounds Strongly

The Armenian dram strengthened against the U.S. dollar by 16 percent on Thursday after weeks of depreciation that accelerated dramatically earlier this week amid turmoil in Russia’s currency market.

Armenia - The entrane to a currency exchange shop in Yerevan, 17Dec2014.

‘Panic In Russia’ Blamed For Armenian Currency Crisis

The Armenian authorities on Wednesday described as artificial and temporary the continuing weakening of the national currency, the dram, and insisted that it will not undermine the country’s financial system.

Armenia - A newly refurbished energy distribution facility in Gyumri, 13Sep2014.

Government Signals Another Electricity Price Rise

A senior Armenian government official indicated on Wednesday that the continuing significant weakening of the dram will likely push up the electricity prices in Armenia.

Armenia - Minibus drivers on strike in Yerevan, 17Dec2014.

Minibus Drivers Go On Strike Over Higher Fuel Prices

Dozens of minibus drivers in Yerevan went on strike on Wednesday to protest against a more than 20 percent surge in the price of liquefied natural gas used by their privately owned vehicles.

Armenia - The head of the EU Delegation in Armenia, Traian Hristea, gives a press conference in Yerevan, 16Dec2014.

EU Concerned Over Armenian Attacks

The European Union expressed concern on Tuesday at a series of violent attacks on Armenian opposition politicians and activists, saying that failure to punish their perpetrators could deepen “a sense of impunity” in Armenia.


Russian Crisis Speeds Up Armenian Currency Depreciation

The more than month-long depreciation of the Armenian dram has accelerated this week amid a deepening financial crisis in Russia, the main source of vital cash remittances to Armenia.

Opposition Demands Senior Policeman’s Sacking

Four Armenian opposition parties demanded the sacking of a senior police official on Tuesday as they continued to boycott parliament sessions in protest against last week’s attacks on well-known government critics.

Armenian Defense Chief Visits Karabakh Frontline

Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian visited Armenian frontline positions east of Nagorno-Karabakh on Tuesday following what military authorities in Stepanakert called “unprecedented” truce violations.

Government Denies Role In ‘Political’ Attacks

The Armenian authorities rejected on Monday allegations that they ordered the latest beatings of anti-government activists in an effort to quash an opposition campaign of protests against President Serzh Sarkisian.


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Վիդեո Armenian Pilots Killed In Karabakh Laid To Rest At Yerevan Pantheon

The body of one Armenian pilot and the remains of two others killed on board a military helicopter brought down by Azerbaijan forces near the Line of Contact in Nagorno-Karabakh on November 12 were laid to rest at Yerevan’s Yerablur Military Cemetery with full military honors on Tuesday afternoon.


Վիդեո What NATO’s For

RFE/RL Armenian Service Director Harry Tamrazian talked to RFE/RL Senior Editor Brian Whitmore on the rediscovered role of NATO in the wake of the Alliance’s summit in Newport, Wales, UK.


Վիդեո Политика НАТО

Ведущий воскресной аналитической программы Азатутюн ТВ Грайр Тамразян беседует о нынешней политике НАТО с редактором Русской службы Радио Свобода Андреем Шарым и американским блогером Брайаном Уитмором.

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Azeri-Israeli Propagandist Throws Stones at Armenia from Glass House

The JNS.org website (Jewish and Israel news) posted a venomous, anti-Armenian article by Arye Gut with a bombastic headline: “Anti-Semitism in Armenia: A Clear and Present Danger.”
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