Topic: Velvet Revolution

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[...]

By Archi Harutyun Galentz BERLIN — On August 14 an exhibition opened in Berlin, which was not only dedicated to the revolution in Armenia, but also, with the help of a special perspective, analyzed that acclaimed process of social[...]

TORONTO — The documentary capturing Armenia’s Velvet Revolution, titled “I am not Alone, directed by Garin Hovannisian and executive produced by Serj Tankian, premiered to a sold-out crowd Saturday evening at the Toronto[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has dismissed the director of the National Security Service. Pashinian told a news conference on September 16 he had signed a motion for Artur Vanetsyan’s removal from office,[...]

  CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia Tigran Avinyan visited New York and Boston in mid-July. The main goal of the trip was to participate in a United Nations high level political forum on sustainable development,[...]

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Ararat Mirzoyan, the speaker of the National Assembly and its leader, recently concluded a tour of the US with Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan. On Saturday, July 20, during his stay in Boston, Mirzoyan sat down[...]

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[...]