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About Samson Martirosyan (7 Articles)
Samson Martirosyan is The Armenian Weekly's correspondent in Gyumri. He received his B.A. in international affairs from the Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University in Yerevan. A resident of Gyumri, Martirosyan has interned at the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan and has volunteered his time with various organizations. He is currently a Board member of the European Youth Parliament of Armenia.

US-Armenia: Evolution of Bilateral Relations

The Armenian Weekly March 2014 Magazine: Armenia’s Foreign Policy in Focus The U.S. was quick in acknowledging the independence of the Soviet breakaway countries, and was one of the first to acknowledge the Republic of Armenia on Dec. 25, 1991. Not long after that, on Jan. 7, 1992, the two [more...]

April 8, 2014 // 4 Comments

The ‘Gender Equality Law’ Hysteria in Armenia

(Special to the Armenian Weekly) YEREVAN (A.W.)—In May 2013, Armenia’s Parliament adopted the law on “Equal Rights and Equal Opportunities for Men and Women.” For the past two months, adoption of this piece of legislation has been the topic of an extremely frenzied debate. The discussion [more...]

September 20, 2013 // 39 Comments

Slow Progress in Proshyan Murder Investigation

YEREVAN (A.W.)—Five months have passed since Karabagh war veteran, ARF member and  mayor of Proshyan Hrach Muradyan, 50, was gunned down near the municipality building, and the investigation appears to be moving at a sluggish pace. Two brothers, Arayik and Artak Petrosyan, remain under arrest, [more...]

September 7, 2013 // 1 Comment

The Murder of Hrach Muradyan and its Aftermath: A Detailed Report

(The Armenian Weekly)–The village of Proshyan (also spelled Broshyan), situated in Kotayk province, just outside of Yerevan, has a population of about 5,000 people. The Proshyan Brandy Factory, which is famous for the high-quality grapes and apricots it uses, is right in the village center. [more...]

August 8, 2013 // 14 Comments

Yerevantsis Mobilize Against Price Hikes in Public Transport

YEREVAN, Armenia (A.W.)—The government’s decision to increase prices for public transport entered into force on July 20. Commuters using mini-buses (marshootkas) and buses saw fares increase by over 30 percent, from 100 to 150 drams (25 to 40 cents). Meanwhile, the fare for trollies doubled in [more...]

July 23, 2013 // 11 Comments

Protesters Condemn Treatment of Armenian War Veteran in Russia

GYUMRI, Armenia (A.W.)—On July 17, around 30 people gathered near the Russian Consulate in Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia, with two messages for the Russian representative: First, they wished to honor the memory of the 18 people killed in a car accident in Moscow on July 13, when a [more...]

July 19, 2013 // 11 Comments