At the weekend Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and his wife Rita Sargsyan got a visit from a top national census official to fill in a questionnaire. The once-in-a-decade census in Armenia is being held on October 12-21, 2011.
Master Rubik lives in Araratyan Massif (Yerevan suburb); in late spring when the flowers in Armenia start blooming he takes his beehives, drives to the fields of Aparan (some 50 km north-west from Yerevan), puts up a tent somewhere there and lives with his bees for three-four months. If a year is rich (in honey), and his bees survive the winter then he gets about 20 kilograms honey from each beehive.
Beloved vocalist and Armenia’s Ambassador to Switzerland Charles Aznavour was in Yerevan Friday during the visit of French President Nicholas Sarkozy. During the visit “Maison Charles Aznavour” was officially opened on a hill overlooking Yerevan, to honor the world-famous French-Armenian crooner, who used the occasion to snap some photos of the capital below.
In honor of President Nikolas Sarkozy’s visit to Armenia a statue by Rodin of French painter Jules Bastien-LePage has been erected in “French Square” in central Yerevan near the Opera House. The President of France arrives today for a one-day visit, on his way to Baku and then Tbilisi.