Tag: Metsamor

September 16, 2021
The Nuclear Option

The Nuclear Option

Armenia’s Nuclear Power Plant in Metsamor is vital for Armenia’s energy security; it also poses dangers that are often overlooked. While the focus has been its location, less public scrutiny has been paid to its ongoing environmental impact.

July 9, 2021

Armenian-EU Energy Cooperation

One of the most important dimensions of Armenian-EU cooperation is the energy sector. The EU has expressed a willingness to support Armenia in designing an energy strategy and policy, including security and diversification of the energy supply.

April 29, 2020
Metsamor: Utopia and the Nuclear Power Plant

Metsamor: Utopia and the Nuclear Power Plant

While there might be an increasing appreciation in the world for Soviet modernist architecture and some surviving prominent examples in Armenia, the first in depth, multidisciplinary publication on Soviet Armenian modernism is about the city of Metsamor. A conversation with visual artist Katharina Roters and architect Sarhat Petrosyan about what makes Metsamor distinctive not only in Armenia but also in the world. 

July 28, 2019

Chernobyl: The Doctor, the Soldier, the Cook and the Nuclear Disaster

The 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant accident was considered the worst nuclear disaster in history. It exposed hundreds of thousands of people to high levels of radiation, killing dozens and affecting millions across Europe. Experts from all over the Soviet Union were sent to “liquidate” the effects of the radiation. Among them were several thousand Armenians.