Views & Interviews

We can develop without conceding Artsakh

On September 2 at 7:00 PM, the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun is organizing a public meeting-celebration in Yerevan at the Dynomo Sports Arena dedicated to Artsakh’s Independence Day. This is an interview by the ARF-D Press Office with Armen Rustamyan, Chairman of the ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Supreme Council of Armenia. Question: Is this a celebration or a political…

“Official statistical indexes in Armenia are controversial,” Ara Nranyan says

“Statistical indexes, which relate to the Republic of Armenia must be studied, researched, discussed; however, I believe, that there is an unnecessary uproar connected with these indexes because all of those indexes are contentious,” Ara Nranyan, a member of the ARF-D parliamentary faction said in an interview with www.7OR.am. “Taking into consideration our economic condition,…

Russian, American and Azerbaijani intentions discussed with Dashnaktsutyun reps

Russian Railways’ plans In an interview with the daily Aravot on August 6, Ara Nranyan a member of the ARF-D faction in the Armenian parliament said, “The leadership of the South Caucasus Railways (SCR) and Russian Railways has close ties to Azerbaijan’s political elite.” According to the parliamentarian the SCR is pursuing the creation of…

Armenia’s Government introduces an unfair income tax

By Professor Ara Khanjian About a month ago, the National Assembly decided to privatize the pension system and adopted an extreme version of a private pension model, where 100% of employee pension payments will be allocated to private individual pension accounts. Along with the pension system, the National Assembly also radically changed the income tax…

The Hague decision, an excellent opportunity

On July 22 the International Court of Justice at The Hague recognized Kosovo’s independence as legal. In an interview with “Capital” the ARF-D’s director of International Secretariat Giro Manoyan noted that the decision presents an excellent opportunity to further intensify activities for the recognition of Artsakh. Manoyan believes that the logic behind the declaration of…

Implications for Armenia of the new Russian-Turkish partnership

ARF-D Political Affiars Director Giro Manoyan explains YEREVAN (ArmInfo)–As Russian and Turkish leaders express their readiness to develop a strategic partnership, Armenian leaders are considering what the implications of such a partnership would mean to the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh. ARF Bureau Political Affairs Director Giro Manoyan says Russia is…

Solidarity in Globalization – Reflections on Challenges to the Swedish Model

Presentation by at the Conference “Socialist Approaches to Armenia’s Challenges: Global Perspectives and Local Realities” organized by the ARF-Dashnaktsutyun (Armenian socialist party), Yerevan, March 25 2010 Your Excellencies, Unger, ungerouhiner, Shad ourach yev hebard yem vor Hayasdanoum em tzez hed aysor- genoches yev zavgis badmagan hayrenikoum. It is with great honour and a lot of…