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Tsarukian Signals Commitment to Putin’s Eurasian Union Plan

Tsarukian Signals Commitment to Putin’s Eurasian Union Plan

Reporting from Armenia: Artur Papyan One of Armenia’s wealthiest businessman and leader of “Bargavach Hayastan” (Prosperous Armenia) party Gagik Tsarukian has backed the initiative of his party’s youth wing to hold the First Eurasian Youth Conference in the Armenian resort town of Tsakhadzor on August 22-27. According to the official press-release disseminated by the Prosperous Armenia … Continue reading

A more direct approach to political campaigns…

A more direct approach to political campaigns…

I couldn’t resist posting this elections campaign billboard from Ukraine, shared with me by Belarus contributor Nick Shchetko.  As we are being bombarded with political campaign advertisements and propaganda here in the US, this has almost a twisted sense of humor to it.  In many ways it is a much more direct way of saying … Continue reading

The Blast That Changed Everything – One Year Later

The Blast That Changed Everything – One Year Later

Reporting from Belarus: Nick Shchetko Belarus was always considered a relatively peaceful country. Nothing really bad happens here, we believed. We had no terrorist attacks, no interethnic conflicts, no massive catastrophes… But suddenly it all changed in a just one day. It is a day that trembles in the hearts of nearly every Belarusian man and … Continue reading

Entry Level Professors Worth Only $405 in Armenia

Reporting from Armenia: Artur Papyan A group of young academics have been demanding an increase to state subsidization of science and education in Armenia. They have created a Facebook group, and organized a number of discussions to formulate and put forward their demands. The President of Armenia met the group last year and said instead of demanding … Continue reading

Youth in Belarus: vis-à-vis the EU visa challenge

Reporting from Belarus: Nick Shchetko Isn`t youth the best period in life to travel? Absolutely! But young Belarusians nowadays face a serious barrier when they want to go West or North, and the barrier is the “Schengen visa policy”. For many citizens of Belarus – a small country bordering the European Union to the West … Continue reading

A thriving slice of the Belarusian Labour Market

Reporting from Belarus: Nick Shchetko Skilled Information technology (IT) specialists are of high value in nearly any spot of  the world, but it seems that only in Belarus they`re officially declared as the sole leaders of the official TOP-salary list! Being paid about three times more than the country average, those programmers, project managers and other … Continue reading