Topic: Velvet Revolution

Armenians will go to the polls to elect a new parliament for the first time since the first elections of the independent third Republic of Armenia without bribes or coercion. The mayoral elections of Yerevan were conducted in a very[...]

By Edmond Y. Azadian Armenia’s political reformation course, which was halted for a short period to accommodate the convocation of the Francophonie conference, is to resume with the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on[...]

Yerevan Mayoral Race Is Dry Run for Parliamentary Elections By Edmond Y. Azadian These are not ordinary times in Yerevan, nor was the mayoral race ordinary which took place on September 23. The snap election to choose a new mayor for the[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s bloc scored a landslide victory in municipal elections in Yerevan on September 23, in the first major test of the new leader’s political strength, according to final[...]

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A panel discussion titled “Armenia’s Velvet Revolution After 6 Months: Beyond the Headlines,” will take place at Harvard University, Fong Auditorium (Boylston Hall), on Thursday, September 27, at 7:30 p.m. The[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL and Tass) — Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has downplayed problems in Yerevan’s relations with Moscow, describing them as a “work process in its natural course.” Answering questions from citizens in a[...]

YEREVAN (Panorama.am) — Former Mayor of Yerevan Taron Margaryan will be questioned over the Yerevan Foundation fraud case, director of the National Security Service Artur Vanetsyan told reporters on September 4. “He will certainly be[...]

One of prolific German playwright Bertolt Brecht’s most famous  allegorical plays is called “The Caucasian Chalk Circle,” which takes place in Georgia. In “The Caucasian Circle,” the main characters are a peasant girl working[...]

By Philippe Raffi Kalfayan The first 100 days of Nikol Pashinyan’s government are puzzling as to the political realism of his government, on the one hand, and the existing global and strategic view of the issues, on the other. Nobody can[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Armenia’s Special Investigative Service (SIS) has searched the offices and private residence of former President Robert Kocharyan as part of its ongoing inquiry into the 2008 post-election unrest in Yerevan, it[...]