Hovhannes Nazaretyan

Hovhannes Nazaretyan

Hovhannes Nazaretyan has worked as a fact-checking and investigative journalist in Armenia since 2018. A graduate of the American University of Armenia (AUA), he has previously worked at Fip.am and CivilNet.

Growth and Trade Slow, Inflation Eases

Growth and Trade Slow, Inflation Eases

Armenia’s statistics agency recently released its annual report on a number of socio-economic metrics covering sectors from trade to tourism to employment and inflation. Hovhannes Nazaretyan presents some of the more interesting findings reflecting the state of the country.

Bayraktars Over Artsakh

Armenia’s air defense systems were largely ineffective against the onslaught of combat and reconnaissance UAVs used by the Azerbaijani military. The single most important UAV used in the 2020 Artsakh War was the Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2.

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The Ambivalence of Shahumyan: Armenia’s Bolshevik Ghost

A prominent Armenian Bolshevik activist and head of the Baku Commune Stepan Shahumyan’s ghost now wanders through his native Caucasus. Armenians have largely forgotten his century-old verbal attacks on nationalism and insistence on internationalist fraternity of peoples, yet his statues remain and streets, villages and towns are named after him in Armenia and Artsakh.

Amulsar: Gold Over Water?

The Amulsar gold mine, owned and operated by Lydian Armenia, is one of the most controversial projects in recent years in Armenia. Over the past weekend, activists from Yerevan and elsewhere traveled to the province of Vayots Dzor to raise awareness about the potential danger the mine poses to the environment.