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.

Oh Rio, Rio!

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.

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.

Immortal Regiment

A march commemorating Great Patriotic War soldiers that was first initiated in Russia a few years ago was for the first time held in Armenia on May 9 – the day marking the 71st anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe.

Raging At Russia

Scores of angry Armenians held a demo in front of Russia’s embassy in Yerevan Wednesday night protesting against the supply of deadly Russian weapons to Azerbaijan. Nearly eight dozen Armenian soldiers were killed in Nagorno-Karabakh earlier this month in fierce battles with attacking Azeri forces armed with state-of-the-art offensive weapons purchased from Russia.

Color Codes

Like many businesses across Armenia these days, a café in the northern town of Stepanavan greets its visitors with a Karabakh flag on its façade in solidarity with the second Armenian republic that came under attack from Azerbaijan earlier this month.

Footy Fun

Municipal authorities in Yerevan have organized a soccer tournament for nearly 100 children with learning difficulties. A total of eight teams made up of boys attending boarding schools and care centers are taking part in the competition aimed at popularizing healthy lifestyle.

Shift Work

Volunteer soldiers in Karabakh await their return back to the places of permanent stationing, while other volunteers replace them as high alert is maintained on the front lines in the ongoing conflict with Azerbaijan.

Freedom to Levon Hayrapetyan

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.

Blonde on Blond

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

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