Category: Russia

Russian-Armenian Tycoons Set Up Investment Fund for Armenia

Russian-Armenian Tycoons Set Up Investment Fund for Armenia

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — In a further show of support for Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan, more than three dozen Russian businesspeople of Armenian descent launched over the weekend a multimillion-dollar investment fund which they said will finance various business projects in Armenia. Karapetyan described the creation of the fund called the Investors Club of Armenia as […]

Lavrov Hopes that Russia Can Help Bring Peace to Artsakh

Lavrov Hopes that Russia Can Help Bring Peace to Artsakh

MOSCOW (Public Radio of Armenia) — Russia will help Baku and Yerevan reach mutually acceptable solutions to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday, March 6, after talks with his visiting Azerbaijani counterpart, Elmar Mamedyarov. “Naturally, we spoke about the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement. Russia will continue to help the sides reach mutually acceptable […]

Russian, Armenian Premiers Meet

Russian, Armenian Premiers Meet

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (Public Radio of Armenia) — The prime ministers of Armenia and Russia, Karen Karapetyan and Dmitry Medvedev, met on the sidelines of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council summit here. The two referred to the process of implementation of the agreements reached during Karapetyan’s earlier visit to Moscow, particularly the creation of an Armenian-Russian investment […]

Amnesty International Demands Russian-Israeli Blogger’s Release

Amnesty International Demands Russian-Israeli Blogger’s Release

LONDON (RFE/RL) — Amnesty International has condemned the extradition from Belarus to Azerbaijan of a Russian-Israeli blogger who has visited Nagorno-Karabakh in the past and demanded his immediate release from Azerbaijani custody. In a weekend statement, the London-based human rights group said Alexander Lapshin is prosecuted not only for his trips to Karabakh but also […]

Khachaturian Bust Unveiled in Moscow Conservatory

Khachaturian Bust Unveiled in Moscow Conservatory

YEREVAN (Armenpress) — The Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory has received as a gift the bust of composer Aram Khachaturian. The composer’s bust will be placed in the foyer of the Grand Hall of the Conservatory. The sculptor is Michael Soghoyan, an Honored Artist of Armenia and member of the Moscow Union of Artists. Armen Sadgyan […]

Forbes Lists Samvel Karapetyan as Russia’s Third Richest Real Estate Tycoon

Forbes Lists Samvel Karapetyan as Russia’s Third Richest Real Estate Tycoon

MOSCOW (Armenpress) — Owner of the Tashir Group Samvel Karapetyan has been included in Forbes’ list of real estate “kings” of Russia. On January 26, the Russian version of Forbes published an updated list of the country’s top real estate moguls. Karapetyan is listed third in the ranking. Karapetyan heads the Tashir Group, a real […]

Life Sentence Upheld for Russian Killer of Armenian Family

Life Sentence Upheld for Russian Killer of Armenian Family

YEREVAN (Public Radio of Armenia) – A court in Armenia has upheld the life sentence for the Russian soldier Valery Permyakov, who had killed seven members of a family in the city of Gyumri, RIA Novosti reported Monday, December 19. The ruling may be appealed in a month. On August 23, a court in Armenia sentenced Permyakov […]

Why killing of Russian diplomat may well bring Turkey and Russia closer

Why killing of Russian diplomat may well bring Turkey and Russia closer

By Julian Borger The high-profile murder of a Russian diplomat in Ankara has inspired fearful comparisons with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914 — and prompted some to speculate that Monday’s killing could also provide the spark for a regional conflagration. But Turkish and Russian leaders moved rapidly to contain any damage to relations between […]