Topic: Velvet Revolution

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 ( — 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[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan strongly defended his government’s track record on Friday, August 17, as tens of thousands of people rallied in Yerevan to mark his first 100 days in office. Pashinyan claimed to have[...]

YEREVAN (Armenpress, Public Radio of Armenia) – Armenia’s former President Robert Kocharyan was released from custody on court order on August 13. The Court of Appeals ruled to release him from jail on the basis of his constitutional[...]

At one Armenia-Diaspora convocation in Yerevan long ago, where more than 3,000 participants were attending, a dramatic incident took place. Prime Minister Vazken Sargsyan, who had just returned from the US, had announced his determination[...]

WASHINGTON — Lilit Makunts was appointed as Armenia’s minister of culture on May 12. During a visit to the United States at the end of June she spoke about her background, the direction in which she wishes to steer her ministry, and[...]

YEREVAN (Armenpress) — Yerevan police are investigating a kidnapping and assault case involving Narek Sargsyan, the 31-year-old son of Alexander Sargsyan — the younger brother of former President Serzh Sargsyan. Narek Sargsyan was[...]