Articles by Armine Avetisyan

Nagorno Karabakh, life under the blockade

01/02/2023 -  Armine Avetisyan

For over two months, the population of Nagorno Karabakh has been isolated from the rest of the world by the Azerbaijani blockade of the Lachin Corridor. How life is in Stepanakert

Armenian and Georgian workers: war drives them away from Russia

07/12/2022 -  Armine Avetisyan

This year, the number of people who left Armenia to work in Russia decreased by 20,000. The number of migrant workers leaving for Russia from Georgia has also decreased slightly. The main reason is war

The economic impact of the Russian exodus in Armenia and Georgia

07/10/2022 -  Armine Avetisyan

Injection of new money into local economic systems, inflation of the real estate market, inaccessible rental houses: the Russians on the run are already changing the Armenian and Georgian economies

Child thieves: illegal adoptions in Armenia

18/08/2022 -  Armine Avetisyan

A newborn child stolen by deception from his mother, in the hospital, and then sold to an Italian family. He is one of the many children involved in a network of illegal adoptions in Armenia

Armenia, becoming a single mother

20/07/2022 -  Armine Avetisyan

More and more women in Armenia are choosing to have a child alone, through artificial insemination. A meeting with Nona and Lilit

Russians in Armenia, looking for a normal life

08/06/2022 -  Armine Avetysian

With the outbreak of the Russian-Ukrainian war, thousands of Russians have moved to Armenia. There is an actual emigration wave of Russian entrepreneurs with their families. Most of them choose to live in the capital Yerevan in search of peace and stability

Armenia: zero tolerance on smoking

21/04/2022 -  Armine Avetisian

Through recent measures, the Armenian government has been trying to tackle tobacco addiction. No more cigarettes in bars and restaurants

Syria, Armenia, Ukraine: wars and refugees

31/12/2021 -  Armine Avetysian

After 10 years of violence, bombings, terrorist attacks, the fire in Syria has ceased, but human suffering is not over yet. There are still millions of people living as refugees. Some of these people, who have lost everything, dream of returning to Syria, some are settling elsewhere

From India to Armenia: violations of the labour law

21/12/2021 -  Armine Avetysian

There are not a few foreign workers who arrive in Armenia in search of a better situation and to help their families. However, this is not always what they find

Armenia and sport: the virus sets the rules

22/11/2021 -  Armine Avetysian Yerevan

In addition to changing everyday life, the pandemic has also heavily impacted the world of sport. Artyom Arakelyan and Vahagn Davtyan, a coach and an athlete, share their experience

Mandatory testing and vaccination: new restrictions in Armenia

26/10/2021 -  Armine Avetisyan

A strong new wave of Covid-19 is plaguing Armenia. The government approves new restrictions and considers the possibility of introducing a pass to enter restaurants and attend concerts

Armenia, babies lost in the adoption system

20/08/2021 -  Armine Avetysian Yerevan

An illegal adoption system was uncovered in Armenia in 2019. Many vulnerable women were misled and persuaded to give up their children, who were later adopted by foreigners.Today, many women are looking for those children

Armenia: the dream of a house

15/07/2021 -  Armine Avetysian Yerevan

After an unsuccessful initiative in 2003, the Armenian government provided several hundred orphans with the financial tools to buy their own home

Vaccines in Armenia: a struggling campaign

08/06/2021 -  Armine Avetysian Yerevan

Until a month ago, just a few thousand people had been vaccinated in Armenia. After a statement by Prime Minister Pashinyan, the campaign finally took off, but the issue remains highly divisive in the country

Armenia: the war in Nagorno Karabakh and assisted reproductive technology

05/05/2021 -  Armine Avetysian

In Armenia, mothers who lost a child in the recent war in Nagorno Karabakh will have access to a special assisted reproductive technology programme

Nagorno Karabakh: school, victim of war

27/04/2021 -  Armine Avetysian

The outbreak of the war in Nagorno Karabakh caused 100,000 displaced persons and 30,000 schoolchildren and students could no longer attend their schools

Armenia: domestic violence and the pandemic, houses are a prison

28/01/2021 -  Armine Avetysian

Armenia is unfortunately no exception - as in many other countries in the world, the lockdown has led to an increase in cases of domestic violence. Anna's story

Armenia: stranded in Thailand

27/08/2020 -  Armine Avetisyan

Pregnant, she was stuck with her partner for months in Thailand due to coronavirus. But she did not give up, and to raise the money for this forced stay she launched an online vegan restaurant. The story of Varda and her entrepreneurial initiative

Armenia's heated political summer

30/06/2020 -  Armine Avetysian Yerevan

In Armenia, a trial has been launched against the main opposition leader - and among the wealthiest people in the country - accused of electoral corruption

Armenia: don't talk about HIV

29/04/2020 -  Armine Avetisyan Yerevan

There are several thousands of HIV-positive people in Armenia today. Although information is becoming more accessible, for example that the disease is not airborne and that simple contact is not contagious, many avoid contact with them - "for safety". Because of that discriminatory attitude, HIV-positive people keep hiding