It is very important to understand that Armenia is not yet a garrison state of Russia, Richard Giragosian, Director of the Regional Studies Center, said at the Second South Caucasus Security Forum in Tbilisi.
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Armenia has confirmed that it will participate in Baku 2015 First European Games, President of the European Olympic Committee Patrick Hickey said on Nov 22. Trend reports that he made the remarks at a press conference in Baku.
In 2014 Armenia reduced imports of rough diamonds mostly due to the decline in supplies to Russia, Armen Yeganyan, Head of the Industrial Policy Department of the Armenian Economy Ministry, has told ArmInfo.
In 2013 almost every third resident of Armenia was poor, special report of Armenia's National Statistics Service, made under support of the World Bank says. The report was published on 18 November 2014. It covers the poverty indices of Armenia for 2008-2013.
As many as 135 saved premature babies - such is the result of the use of surfactant in Yerevan's hospitals in Apr 2013-Nov 2014.
Surfactant Survanta is a medicine decreasing the alveolar surface tension. So, it is a key to curing the Respiratory Distress Syndrome, the major killer of premature babies with an extremely low weight.
Armenian banks have an opportunity to expand their customer base in the regions overwhelmingly due to potential customers in peasant farms, say the results of a public opinion poll conducted by the Economic Development and Research Center (EDRC) at the request of the USAID as part of The Finance for Economic Development (FED) project. Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) and peasant farms throughout Armenia were polled.
The Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army has brilliantly conducted a risky special operation to retrieve the remains of the Armenian pilots from the shelled zone, Lt.-Gen. Vagharshak Harutyunyan, ex-defense minister of Armenia, leader of the National Revival Party, has told ArmInfo.
The Pan-Armenian Environmental Front has again revealed violations at the small hydro power plants (HPP) "Khachaghbyur-1" and "Khachaghbyur-2," the Organization says in a statement provided to ArmInfo. Activists who have visited Tavush region lately found out that the fish passes at both the HPPs were dry. In addition, the activists alarm that Megaenergy LLC that is exploiting "Khachaghbyur-2" HPP has again cut off the flow of the River of Paghjur.
Pan-Armenian Environmental Front has expressed its concern over the condition of forests in Tavush marz, Armenia.
The activists say in a statement that on November 13 Pan-Armenian Environmental Front and the Armenian Extreme Club visited the forests of Tavush. They revealed numerous felled trees and trucks without number plates. Most of the drivers lacked permits for felling. The activists think that the current situation is the result of the lack of proper control in the field of forest protection and management.