Robert Kocharyan

By Edmond Y. Azadian Armenia attained its independence some three decades ago, and it has yet to find a way to successfully use that independence to further its goals. Crisis after crisis have upset the country, hindering its economic[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Armenia’s top government officials and politicians attended on Sunday, October 27, an official ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of an armed attack on the Armenian parliament which left its popular speaker Karen[...]

A whirlwind of political events is plaguing the Middle East and the Caucasus with potential fallout for Armenia, yet the Armenian political establishment and its media are interested mostly in debating domestic issues, sometimes amplifying[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Russian President Vladimir Putin met with the wife of Robert Kocharyan, his former Armenian counterpart arrested on controversial coup and corruption charges, late on Tuesday at the end of his latest visit to Armenia.[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Two supporters of Robert Kocharyan were arrested over the weekend on charges of harassing a judge presiding over the trial of Armenia’s jailed former president. In an incident broadcast live on Facebook, the young[...]

By Philippe Raffi Kalfayan Special to the Mirror-Spectator I have never described the events of April-May 2018 as a “revolution” for two reasons. The first is that Serzh Sargsyan gave up power with reason and wisdom, making the[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — A district court in Yerevan rejected on September 17 former President Robert Kocharyan’s latest demand for his release from prison which followed a Constitutional Court ruling on coup charges brought against him.[...]

By Edmond Y. Azadian To state that Armenia and Russia are on a collision course does not make one an alarmist. Indeed, the anti-Russian rhetoric is heating up in Armenia’s media and in political discussions, and Russia has been[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — A court in Yerevan formally replaced the judge presiding over the stalled trial of former President Robert Kocharyan, on August 20. The trial began on May 13, with Kocharyan facing accusations of bribery and a violent[...]

YEREVAN ( — The Yerevan Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday, June 25, to arrest ex-president Robert Kocharyan,  granting the prosecutors’ appeals against a lower court’s decisions to release Kocharyan from custody. Judge[...]