Sky Clean

Temperature in Yerevan today is +25 C (79F).

Wings of Tatev

Parachuting enthusiasts “dove” into a 1,000-ft-deep gorge from an aerial tramway as part of extreme sports activities near the Tatev Monastery, one of Armenia’s top tourist attractions located in the southern Syunik Province.

Blonde on Blond

Temperature in Yerevan today is +29C (84F).

Pillar Art

Lampposts around a downtown Yerevan square have recently been covered with music-inspired drawings to get “in tune” with the nearby Opera House.

Children’s Day

June 1, which is internationally marked as Children’s Protection Day, has seen various events for and with the participation of kids in the Armenian capital of Yerevan.

Artsakh, My Love

The premier of a musical comedy dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Armenia’s Independence took place at Yerevan’s Paronyan Musical Comedy Theater Monday night. The comedy called “Artsakh, My Love” tells about the mode of life, songs, dances and humor of Karabakh folks in a historical setting.

Ice-Cream Charity

Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan took his grandchildren to a Sunday charity ice-cream sale in Yerevan’s Northern Avenue during which the staff of the NEWS.am Information and Analytical Agency teamed up with showbiz artists, politicians and other public figures to help vulnerable families. The proceeds from this year’s sales will go also to the families of Armenian servicemen killed in the April war in Nagorno-Karabakh.

First Republic Day

The main events marking Armenia’s First Republic Day took place on May 28 at Sardarapat, in the country’s western Armavir province, where Armenian troops and volunteers waged heroic battles for days in late May 1918 stopping the advancement of Turkish troops. The successes in the battlefields at Sardarapat as well as in Bash Aparan and Gharakilisa led to the establishment of the first short-lived democratic Armenian state 98 years ago.

Last Bell

Nearly 25,000 students across Armenia marked their school graduation on May 27 with traditional events and parties ushering in a new post-school reality for them.

“Indoor” Games

Competitions for female inmates of a penitentiary in the town of Abovyan in such sports as volleyball, long jump, running, arm-wrestling, checkers and ping pong were organized by Armenia’s Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs on May 24-25.

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