STEPANAKERT/WATERTOWN – The Armenian Mirror-Spectator is the first diasporan media outlet to rebroadcast free Artsakh’s TV reports. In accordance with an agreement between the Mirror and official Artsakh TV, we are starting to post our Artsakh colleagues’ video reports with English subtitles. Some reports may be abridged.
Our first news item from Artsakh is about the revival of Talish village of the Mardakert district of the Artsakh Republic (the Republic of Mountain Karabakh).
Situated right next to the contact line with the Azerbaijani forces, Talish was subject to aggression during the Four Day War of April of 2016. Today, with a single family, the Ohanians, living in Talysh, the village shows unambiguous signs of resilience and revival.
The other report tells the story of blogger Alexander Lapshin, who was arrested in Belarus upon Azerbaijan’s request and later extradited to Baku. The reason for his arrest and later imprisonment was his travel to Artsakh. Later on, Lapshin was released thanks to Israel’s mediation. Lapshin is a citizen of Israel, Russia and Ukraine.