Topic: Velvet Revolution

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said his Civil Contract party does not espouse any of the traditional political ideologies as it held on Sunday, June 16, its first congress since coming to power one year ago. “We are[...]

Spending a few weeks in Armenia gives one the benefit of access to the ongoing processes that generate the news. But ironically, that news is not always true. In Armenia, one is caught in the jungle of politics where news outlets chase[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Armenia’s Justice Minister Artak Zeynalian tendered his resignation on Friday, June 7, after just over a year in office. Zeynalian gave no reason for his decision which he announced on Facebook. Instead, he thanked[...]

NEW YORK — The Permanent Mission of Armenia to the United Nations hosted a reception and a photo exhibition on May 28 entitled “Armenia’s Velvet revolution” at the UN headquarters. The event displayed photographs[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on May 20 demanded a mandatory “vetting” of all judges in Armenia and said many of them must already resign because they are connected to the country’s former leadership and not[...]

By Ani Mejlumyan YEREVAN (Eurasianet) — When Serzh Sargsyan cast his vote at a school gymnasium in Armenia’s December 9 parliamentary elections, it took several tries for the machine reading his fingerprints to recognize him. A video[...]

YEREVAN (Combined Sources) — Armenia’s acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan won a convincing victory in the snap parliamentary election on Sunday, December 9, consolidating his authority. His bloc won more than 70 percent of the[...]

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Cambridge-Yerevan Sister City Association (CYSCA) hosted a delegation of young activists from Armenia in late November to early December, sponsored by the Open World exchange program of the US Congress. Five young[...]

WATERTOWN — The Cambridge-Yerevan Sister City Association (CYSCA) presented “Activism and Transition to Leadership in Armenia,” a lively panel discussion of the events of the Velvet Revolution in Armenia earlier in 2018, at the[...]

The year 2018 was a tumultuous period for Armenia. In view of its precarious situation in the region, a lackluster economy and a war on its borders, many thought that Armenia could ill-afford any domestic upheaval. But despite those risks,[...]