On the threshold of Easter (April 20) no food shortage or price increase is expected in the Armenian market and local producers will supply the anticipated amount of 9-10 million eggs and 1200 tons of fish normally consumed during those days.
According to Armenia’s Constitution, the republic’s speaker of the house holds the second position of authority after the president, followed by the prime minister. The prime minister rules the executive body; the speaker, the legislative. The speaker succeeds the president.
The 13th prime minister of the second republic of Armenia Hovik Abrahamyan will shift from a legislative position to an executive, as an “old veteran” who had already served in the executive field various times before as a Minister of Territorial Administration, vice-PM, Governor of Ararat Province and Mayor of Artashat.
The little fish swimming carelessly in what used to be Soviet brand “Minsk” radio adapter, “Horizon” and “Elektron” TV sets are unaware of the Soviet biography of their new homes. Even the pages of Soviet-time “Vokrug Sveta” (Around the World) covering the radio set cannot orient them to the unusual origin of their surroundings.
The delay in the appointment of the 13th leader of Armenia’s chief executive body will keep mass media in tension for three more days, during which the contradictory variety of speculations and interpretations will continue. The postponement of the new prime minister’s appointment reveals still ongoing inner developments; the consultations with the oppositional party leaders the same day as the ruling Republican board meeting were not productive for either side, hence the search for “the golden middle” is still in process.
The news on the resignation of the prime minister of Armenia has turned to speculation over 13 potential candidates to lead the chief executive body, from the parliament speaker to VivaCell-MTS leader, from the second president of Armenia to the defense minister, from former Yerevan mayor to the chief of police.
The Ministry of Culture has announced the appointment of Russian citizen Andranik Arzumanyan, a diplomat and expert in Arabic studies, as director of the Armenian National Academy of Opera and Ballet. For the past ten years Arzumanyan has led a Russian cultural center in Egypt.
The dawn over the city of Tallinn, anchored on the coast of the Baltic Sea, is sunny and blue just as it is chilly and damp. The traditional tram lines separate the modern parts of the city from the old ones.
Ages speak through the tiled, triangular, pointed roofs and the colorful towels aiming towards the sky, while new Tallinn has now modern skyscrapers and avant-garde structures.
Tigran Sargsyan, Armenia’s 11th Prime Minister, who resigned Thursday, is one of the rare leaders of the executive who appeared in the top echelons of power as a technocratic character espousing European ideas and standing out for his world outlook.
Kessab, an ethnic Armenian-populated town in northwestern Syria, at the border with Turkey, along with its nine adjoining villages, remains in the focus of attention of Armenians across the world. The tragic events of March 22-25, when the peaceful population became a target of brutal attacks by armed Syrian rebels, have now raised international concerns, however, no adequate legal response has been given so far.