Armenia’s weightlifting team was given a hero’s welcome back at home early on Monday after returning victorious from the European championships in Fjord, Norway, having won a total of 18 medals. Gagik Tsarukyan, the head of Armenia’s National Olympic Committee, came to Zvartnots Airport to personally greet the champions and medal winners.
Olympic Rings installed in a Yerevan public garden to herald upcoming Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, provide a colorful background to romantic feelings in the Armenian capital this spring.
Spring cleaning and improvement work is in full swing in capital Yerevan where temperature today is +21 C (70F).
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.
A protest in support of Russian-Armenian businessman Levon Hayrapetyan, who was sentenced to four years in prison last week in a trial on fraud charges in Moscow, took place in Yerevan today. Hayrapetyan is known to have carried out numerous charity programs for Nagorno-Karabakh and many in Armenia see an “Azeri hand” in the jail term against the Karabakh-born philanthropist.
Lampposts around a downtown Yerevan square have recently been covered with music-inspired drawings to get “in tune” with the nearby Opera House.
Temperature in Yerevan today is +25C (77F).
Temperature in Yerevan today is +29C (84F).
A Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army soldier is looking at what has been left from the house of ceremonies in the northeastern village of Talish that came under one of the fiercest attacks from Azerbaijan during the four-day war in early April.
Temperature in Yerevan today is +25 C (79F).
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