Daily Archives: Wednesday, 13 June, 2012

Small Hydro Power Plants in Armenia

The Armenian government has made remarkable progress within the past 10 years in reforming the country’s energy sector and overcoming the difficulties faced in the 1990’s. With assistance from international sources, the government has taken serious steps to improve energy sector performance. The nuclear power plant was re-commissioned in 1995 and the reliability of energy […]

Virtuous Victims? Imagining Armenians in the West

During the winter of 1902-03, small groups of Armenian refugees began arriving in Sweden, survivors of the 1890’s Abdülhamid massacres,1 and according to newspaper reports some even made it all the way to Norway.2 But it was claimed by an alleged authoritative source that such groups were not, or not necessarily, actual Armenians at all. In […]


Bathroom, boys’/girls’/men’s/women’s room, can, crapper, head, john, latrine, lavatory, loo, outhouse, potty, powder room, washroom, WC, ardaknotz, bedkaran, cordzaran, lvatzaran, zookaran… With so many words for it, you’d think these places would be ubiquitous, easily available. It turns out, they’re not. At least not in the Republic of Armenia (RoA), and not where they’re most […]

Clinton Should Share Blame for Killings of Armenian Soldiers

A tragic pattern of bloody engagements continues to recur along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border at great human cost. Whenever high-level visits or international meetings are scheduled on the Artsakh (Karabagh) conflict, Azerbaijan unfailingly initiates attacks on Armenian border guards causing many casualties. Azerbaijan’s leaders hope that such hostile action will impress upon the mediating countries the […]

Armenian Representation in Turkey?

“No Assimilation could be achieved merely by surrendering one’s past but ignoring the alien past. In a society on the whole hostile to the Jews… it is possible to assimilate only by assimilating into anti-Semitism also.”1 This year, again, the Armenians of Istanbul were confronted with theheavy duty of responding to the dominant atmosphere of […]

Israeli minister calls to recognize Armenian genocide

(Reuters) – An Israeli cabinet minister said on Tuesday that the Jewish state ought to change its policy and recognize the 1915 mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as an act of genocide. Gilad Erdan, a close ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, answered a motion in parliament by opposition lawmakers marking the massacre’s […]

‘Normal’ shooting resumes in Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict

‘Normal’ shooting resumes in Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict

BRUSSELS – The string of recent killings in the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict is nothing unusual, EU diplomats in the region say. Armenia last week accused Azerbaijan of killing four of its soldiers in cross border raids. Azerbaijan says Armenia killed five of its men in a similar operation. Its media on Monday (11 June) said there […]