Azerbaijani oil goes down
Մտահղացման համաձայն` հնարավոր է օդային հարձակում Երեւանի վրա. ԱԻՆ վարժանքները
Corruption reality vs perception.
Armenians both at home and in the diaspora and their fairy tales about man-eating mafias and central-african-style governance are to be blamed for this.
You are your own enemy.
Source: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Izvestia newspaper: Armenia’s Sargsyan, Russia’s Putin to sign several agreements
The Azeris are all over their media/propaganda outlets claiming they knocked out an Armenian armored car
trying to make themselves feel better I suppose. In reality, the probably wasted about $200,000 on that missile.
General Antranik (1865-1927): “I am not a nationalist. I recognize only one nation, the nation of the oppressed.”
Կալանավորվել է ՊԲ երկու սպա
Մարտ 1, 2017
The T-90A with welded turret performed better than the T-72s in Syria.
Yea, it is logical. The difference is because or cast and rolled steels. Looks like T72 turrets are cast with their roundish bulb shape. This shape can only be cast.
Welded turretshave to be made with pieces of rolled steel cut and weld together.
The difference between cast and rolled steels is their molecular structure. In cast steel molecules are in loose formation as hot melt cools down.
In rolled steel molecules get compressed as sheets are continuously rolled down to thickness. They form tighter bonds and grains and are harder to cut, drill or penetrate with projectile.
Have you guys had cast handles or other parts break in your hands (cheap cast things)? But any steel part that is machined from rolled steel block is harder many times over.
The dot representing perception of corruption in population is the highest in Armenia because of blockade, war and uncertainty of population coupled with overwhelming poverty.
The fact that the dot is so high indicates the level of discomfort and attention in population to issues country faces.
It also indicates that Armenians have the highest probability of resisting and changing corruption at the end.
That gives me hope because I'd rather see this kind of awareness than Tadjikisyan and Azerbaijan, where population is aware only 1/4 of what's going on.
Also, before trying to use that chart to blame the population (like it has been happening in this forum lately in a spirit of "Armenia is good, it's the population that's no good) one has to see that being at war and in geostrategic quagmire that Armenia is, we should never be in that corruption list and level at all.
The efforts to make everyone accept level of corruption in order to help rulers is wrong.
And yes, this oligarchs in power came to it's positions and wealth with African stile mafious murder, corruption and robbery of the nation's wealth starting 26 years ago. People have memory longer that 10 months. That dot represents the awareness of who today's rulers are and how they came to be.
Anybody trying to convince that Samvel Alexanian, who has monopoly over too many consumer products over which mostly does not pay taxes and shamelessly declares that he does not own any businesses repeatedly ( meaning most of his businesses are in shadow) while being a deputat in parliament is only a perception, I say good luck.
Last thing to say is, instead of arguing and trying to shut down corruption criticism here, you guys should go and convince people in Armenia that their opinion about corrupt mafia rulers is only a bad perception. That they are actually living much better, wealthier and happier than they think.
Maybe you will stop emigration that way.
But if this is to keep government out of harms way, it's not necessary.
This oligarchs and rulers are going to be there for a long long time. Nothing can change that, looks like.
Last edited by Hakob; 03-01-2017 at 08:53 AM.