Oct 21, 2017


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Lyudvig Khachatryan, active participant of the Karabakh Movement, dies

The National Democratic Party (NDU) announced the sad news of Lyudvig Khachatryan’s death, who was an active participant of the Karabakh movement, and one of the founders of NDU. From 1990-1995 Lyudvig Khachatryan was the RA Deputy of Supreme Council, from 1990-1993 he was the Chairman of the Committee on Religion adjacent to the Government, from 1998-1999 he was the Editor-in-Chief of AYJHM newspaper.

The NDU Party expresses its deepest condolences to the family and friends of the dear friend, sharing their grief.

The requiem service of Ludwig Khachatryan will take place on October 22, at 18:30 in St. Sarkis Church of Nor Nork. The funeral is on October 23, at 13:00, the Department of NDU reports.


Ararat Hockey Club

Yerevan’s Ararat Hockey Club has held two regular meetings in the Belarus Highest Group Open Championship.

In the first games, against the U-17 club of Belarus, our players won with a score 7:2, but lost the second game(6:5).

After ten games, Ararat, among 14 clubs, took the 9th place with 17 points (other clubs played at least 12 games).

In the next round, Ararat will play against Unior on October 22 and 23.

Serzh Sargsyan receives Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski

Serzh Sargsyan received Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland Witold Waszczykowski. Welcoming the guest, Serzh Sargsyan said to be happy to host him in a jubilee year as the 650th anniversary of establishment of the Armenian community in Poland and the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Armenia and Poland was being celebrated. Serzh Sargsyan expressed gratitude to the friendly Polish people and the Polish authorities for caring attitude towards a portion of the Armenian people and Armenia’s cultural heritage.

Serzh Sargsyan highly appreciated the warm message issued by President of Poland Andrzej Duda on the 650th anniversary of establishment of the Armenian community and the resolution passed yesterday in the Polish Senate. Serzh Sargsyan underscored Armenia’s willingness to deepen relationship with Poland both in bilateral format and as part of cooperation with the European Union.

Thankful for the warm welcome, Foreign Minister Waszczykowski evoked the meeting and the effective discussion held between Serzh Sargsyan and Poland in New York on the margins of the UN General Assembly on September 19. Witold Waszczykowski introduced the purpose of his visit and the outcome of today’s talks with his Armenian counterpart.

In addition to Armenian-Polish bilateral relations, the interlocutors touched upon the prospects of EU-Armenia cooperation, the forthcoming Brussels Summit and Armenia’s expectations from it. Noting that our country attaches great importance to the furtherance of interaction with the European Union, Serzh Sargsyan stressed that the cooperation with the EU has resulted in serious reforms implemented in Armenia, with tangible progress recorded in EU-Armenia relations over the past few years. Serzh Sargsyan highlighted Poland’s role in the strengthening of EU-Armenia relations in the frame of the Eastern Partnership Program.

During the meeting, the interlocutors touched upon the process of peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Income collection from the empty Madan village

The owners of the houses in Madan village, Lori region, are absent absent from the settlement. Their descendants also do not live in Alaverdi.

Therefore, they do not pay land and property taxes. And citizens residing in empty houses do not even know the owners, and therefore, do not assume the tax obligations.

Details are available in the video of Ankyun +3 TV

RA MoD: The adversary violated the ceasefire regime, firing more than 2300 shots

On October 15-21, on the Line of Contact between the opposing forces of Artsakh and Azerbaijan the adversary violated the ceasefire regime, firing more than 2300 shots mainly from rifle weapons towards the Armenian positions.

The DA vanguard units keep the operative-strategic situation under control and take the necessary steps to safeguard the military positions, the RA MoD Press Service reports.


Arpine Dalalyan is the best in Europe

Today is the last day of the European Youth Weightlifting Championships in Durres, Albania.

Girls U-20 were the first to compete. Arpine Dalalyan, representing Armenia, won the first place in the bout (228 kg), and became the European champion. At the same time, she won small gold medals in the snatch (97 kg) and push (131 kg).

It should be noted that our sportswoman won a tough fight. In particular, Arpine Dalalyan exceeded the second place winner, Polish Magdalena Karolaky, by only 2 kilograms, one kilogram per exercise.

Samvel Gasparyan (105kg), Simon Martirosyan (+105kg), Mkrtich Mkrtchyan (105kg) and Gor Minasyan (+ 105 kg) will compete today.

RA MoD: Two servicemen were killed in Artsakh

Yesterday, on October 20, according to the preliminary information, as a result of violating the rules of arms use, the Defense Army servicemen Aram Sirekan Khachatryan (born in 1998), and Hrach Ararat Avetisyan (born in 1997) received fatal wounds.

An investigation is underway to clarify the details.

The Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Artsakh shares heavy grief of loss and expresses its support to the family members, relatives and fellow servicemen of the deceased soldier, the RA MoD reports.

The “triumph” of the robber is prevented

The Kotayk Police Department was reported by a woman on a car theft. Her husband’s Volkswagen was stolen from their yard.

On the same day, the car was found damaged and robbed.

Details are available in the police video

Sobchak, Putin and the shade of Brejhnev

Voice of America

The American media have responded to the candidacy of Ksenia Sobchak, a TV reporter and oppositionist, for putting her candidacy in the upcoming Russian presidential election.


Candidate for mayor is beaten

Local self-government elections are being held in Georgia on October 21.

Mayors of Tbilisi, Rustavi, Batumi and Kutaisi, as well as members of the Council of Elders will be elected.

As reported by Aliq Media, 22 parties and 5 blocs are participating in the elections.

Sever hours after the opening of the poll stations in Akhaltsikhe, Irakli Baramidze, canddate for mayor of the United National Movement Party, was beaten, as reported by MASH.

Baramidze said that members of the Georgian Dream Party had beaten him when he had attempted to shoot the Georgian Dream office.

Baramidze said that the son of Majoritarian candidate Zuyia Balishvili from the “Georgian Dream” had hit him.

The ruling party denied the above-mentioned allegations, condemning the United National Movement Party in provoking.

Two former US presidents make statements condemning Trump

Voice of America

George Bush, former President of the US broke the silence and publicly condemned the current political division in the US.

Without giving the name of present-day President Donald Trump in his speech in New York, Bush clearly conveyed the message to Trump, who frequently insults his political opponents on Twitter, attempts to end the US immigration, and takes steps to withdraw the US from international trade deals.

“We have witnessed how we deviate from our path by cruel means. Sometimes it seems that the power drifting us apart is stronger than the one that unites us. We have witnessed how nationalism transferred into foreignerism. We have forgotten that immigration has been the key ensuring mobility in America. We have witnessed how the trust towards the free market weakens, we have forgotten that economic protectionism is followed by conflicts, instability, and poverty.”

“It seems that fanatism is promoted, and our policy seems to be more vulnerable before conspiracy and fraud,” said George Bush.

In his turn, former President Barack Obama in his address to the state of Virginia, without mentioning Donald Trump, addressed his messages to him.

“People do not like what they see today. They do not believe that our social life is provided by our wishes. On the contrary, we have politics that infects some people. Instead of finding ways to work together, there are people today, whose purpose is to make the citizens angry. They try to discredit the people having different point of view.

As long as the two former presidents call for ending the division, the current president announces that Obama, Bush and some other former presidents have not even called the relatives of the dead soldiers.

Karush Ghukasyan European champion

Karush Ghukasyan won the title of champion in the men’s (U-23) 94kg weight class European Weightlifting Championships in Durres, Albania.

The result of the Armenian weightlifter was 359 kg. He was also the best in the jerk (162 kg) and the push (197).

Thus, the Armenian weightlifters have already won the third gold medal in this championship.

How much one should pay for getting a driving license

Traffic Police informs about the order and tariffs for obtaining driving licenses. The video refers to the citizens over 18.

Details available in the video

The accumulative pension has 175000 beneficiaries and AMD 94.1 billion accumulated money

Watch the regular TV program of “Ampopum” in which the speakers discuss the path, achievements and expectations of the accumulative pension system in Armenia, how well it is, how well-informed the system beneficiaries are, and what the next steps will be.

The speakers are:

Karen Hakobyan – Head of Securities Market Regulation Division of the Central Bank of Armenia,

Ashot Khurshudyan – Economist at International Center for Human Development

Discussion is conducted by Suren Deheryan, the founder and editor of Ampop.am.

The topic will be thoroughly presented at Ampop.am, where the program will be also available.


Students protest agains the draft law suggested by MoD

On October 16, the initiative “For Science Development” issued an open letter to the Ministers of Education and Science and Defense, expressing concern over the draft on the change of the academic procrastination. The purpose of the initiative is to form a public discussion on the above-mentioned issue.

Students, gathering at Yerevan State University, protested against the draft law on eliminating the academic procrastination, suggested by the Defense Ministry, and marched to the Ministry of Education and Science.

Under this legislative initiative, it is proposed to grant academic procrastination only to those citizens receiving education in higher educational institutions of RA, who will sign a civil-law agreement with the MoD, about having military training during the studies and  serving in the place and on terms specified by the Ministry after graduating.


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