Good Bolsheviks and Bad Bolsheviks
Good Bolsheviks and Bad Bolsheviks
is the Soviet Past still a Matter of Controversy in Armenia?

26 years after gaining independence, there is still room in Armenia for a heated debate on how to deal with the Soviet heritage.

EU and Armenia signed the Enhanced and Comprehensive Partnership Agreement
EU and Armenia signed the Enhanced and Comprehensive Partnership Agreement

European Union and Armenia signed the Enhanced and Comprehensive Partnership Agreement on November 24.

Hrant Dink Foundation received Chirac Prize for Conflict Prevention
Hrant Dink Foundation received Chirac Prize for Conflict Prevention

“At a time when hundreds of thousands of refugees are passing through the territories of Turkey, the foundation’s preemptive efforts to eradicate hate speech in the media through discourse analysis, media monitoring, and education programs do constitute an immediate and determined act for preventing conflicts.”

Armenian Non-alcoholic Beer to Be Exported to Iran
Armenian Non-alcoholic Beer to Be Exported to Iran

Brand new Armenian beer factory's production is expected to be exported to Russia, the USA and Georgia. The owners also plan to produce non-alcoholic beer to export to Iran.

Armenia holds the highest rating of condemning abortions, premarital sex and homosexuality
Armenia holds the highest rating of condemning abortions, premarital sex and homosexuality

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty published an infographic image depicting the results of 2017 Pew Research Center report on «Religious Belief and National Belonging in Central and Eastern Europe». According to the research, 69% of Armenians reject abortions, 79% are against premarital sex, and 98% condemn homosexuality.

Internet freedom declined in Armenia and Azerbaijan
Internet freedom declined in Armenia and Azerbaijan

Usage of troll armies and content manipulation was recorded in 30 countries, including Russia, Turkey and Azerbaijan.

EU appointed new Special Representative for the South Caucasus
EU appointed new Special Representative for the South Caucasus

Estonian diplomat Toivo Klaar became the new Special Representative of European Union External Action Service (EEAS) for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia.

Armenia opened its largest solar power station
Armenia opened its largest solar power station

“Talin-1” solar power station in the town of Talin in Aragatsotn province is the largest solar power station in Armenia.

Serj Tankian calls Armenia to
Serj Tankian calls Armenia to "stay free" of American agrochemical giant Monsanto

System of a Down's Serj Tankian commented on Monsanto's possible investments in Armenia on his Facebook page, saying that “above all Monsanto is known as an evil corporation here in the US and Europe for all their practices, suing farmers etc.”

Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Officially Opened
Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Officially Opened

On October 30, the opening ceremony of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway took place in the town of Alyat, Azerbaijan. The railroad will transport 1 million passengers and about 6 million tons of freight annually. In the future, the capacity will grow.

Marcus Miller opened Yerevan Jazz Fest 2017
Marcus Miller opened Yerevan Jazz Fest 2017

The 9th ReAnimania Festival opens this week in Yerevan
The 9th ReAnimania Festival opens this week in Yerevan

The 9th ReAnimania International Animation Film & Comics Art Festival will take place in Yerevan on October 28 – November 3. It will be opened by "Loving Vincent", an animated film about Vincent Van Gogh's life.

Eurasian Intergovernmental Council Meeting in Yerevan
Eurasian Intergovernmental Council Meeting in Yerevan

The members of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council discussed IT, internal markets operation, trade, power industries and infrastructure issues during the meeting in Yerevan on October 25th. One of the key directions of negotiations concerned elimination of restrictions in the internal market of the EAEU in 2018-2019. The members also discussed initiatives for implementation of the EAEU digital agenda.

Carnegie.ru: How Karabakh Could Bring Russia and the West Together
Carnegie.ru: How Karabakh Could Bring Russia and the West Together

Historian Sergey Markedonov’s article on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict at Carnegie Moscow Center website.