Russia

MOSCOW (Panorama.am) — Moscow’s Maxim Gorky Art Academic Theater hosted on Wednesday, 28, a commemorative event dedicated to the 1988 devastating Armenian earthquake, also known as the Spitak earthquake. Anna Hakobyan, the spouse of[...]

ISTANBUL (Jerusalem Post) — Turkey aims to be an energy center, Turkey’s Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Donmez said on Monday, November 19. His comments came as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hosted Russian[...]

By Rick Pushinsky MOSCOW (Financial Times) — Ruben Vardanyan recalls earning a first monthly salary of just $100 shortly after the Soviet Union collapsed. Today, his focus is more on how to give away the vastly larger sums he has amassed[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — A Russian commercial bank has gained control over Armenia’s second largest copper and molybdenum mine after its owner’s failure to repay hundreds of millions of dollars in outstanding debts. The VTB bank lent[...]

MOSCOW (Combined Sources) — Russian President Vladimir Putin received Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan at the Kremlin on September 8. The quickly-arranged meeting between Pashinyan and Putin came after a reported rise in[...]

Common folks in Egypt have a very keen sense of humor.  They can create anecdotes to render the most complex political issues into simple humorous stories. One such anecdote is about President Anwar Sadat, who succeeded President Gamal[...]

MOSCOW (RFE/RL) – Russia has criticized Armenia, its main regional ally, in unusually blunt terms following criminal charges brought by law-enforcement authorities in Yerevan against Yuri Khachaturov, the Armenian secretary general[...]

YEREVAN (Guardian, Washington Post, RFE/RL) – The Armenian parliament decided to hold a special session on May 1 to elect a new leader, as part of a three-step plan by the opposition for a transition of power, including electing a[...]

By Haykaram Nahapetyan Mirror-Spectator  video correspondent “The Red Army was as multiethnic as the Soviet Union, but its generals were overwhelmingly Russian. Very few non-Slavs reached high rank and the highest proportion of those[...]