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    June 13, 2015 19:48
    The Fish Breeding Enterprise of Mataghis will export Fish Wholesale in 3 years

    In the fish-breeding enterprise constructed by the company “Golden fish” for black caviar production the first batch of fish has been laid.

    STEPANAKERT, JUNE 13, ARTSAKHPRESS: The company's director Ashot Chalian informed Artsakhpress, it is already 2 weeks that 200 thousands sturgeon caviar has been laid.

    "Generally black caviar production begins in 7 years, before that in 2-3 years large quantities of fish we'll put up for sale."

    Fish-breeders of the enterprise are being retrained by specialists from abroad. They assured that in 6-7 years the enterprise will be profitable.


    • Re: News about Artsakh

      Originally posted by Tsov View Post
      June 13, 2015 19:48
      The Fish Breeding Enterprise of Mataghis will export Fish Wholesale in 3 years

      In the fish-breeding enterprise constructed by the company Golden fish for black caviar production the first batch of fish has been laid.

      STEPANAKERT, JUNE 13, ARTSAKHPRESS: The company's director Ashot Chalian informed Artsakhpress, it is already 2 weeks that 200 thousands sturgeon caviar has been laid.

      "Generally black caviar production begins in 7 years, before that in 2-3 years large quantities of fish we'll put up for sale."

      Fish-breeders of the enterprise are being retrained by specialists from abroad. They assured that in 6-7 years the enterprise will be profitable.
      Excellent news !!

      Maybe we also can have a go at caviare diplomacy.
      Politics is not about the pursuit of morality nor what's right or wrong
      Its about self interest at personal and national level often at odds with the above.
      Great politicians pursue the National interest and small politicians personal interests


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        Karabakh Telecom expands internet services to more villages in Artsakh

        STEPANAKERT, June 17, /ARKA/. Karabakh Telecom company has expanded its internet coverage in the remote villages of the Republic of Arstakh (Nagorno-Karabakh).

        Effective today, high quality fast internet service delivered via Over-the-Air (Wi-Fi) technology will be available for the residents of Nor Haykajour and Nor Karmiravan communities of Martakert region.

        The official ceremony of the launch of this internet service in these villages was attended by the General Manager of Karabakh Telecom CJSC Karekin Odabashian, the Minister of Industrial Infrastructures of NKR Hakob Ghahramanyan, the Head of Martakert Regional Administration Vladik Khachatryan, the village Mayors and other dignitaries.

        "We attach great importance to the delivery of Internet services to rural communities, to ensuring smooth communication of its residents with the rest of the world, as well as to the promotion of commercial, educational and social development of these villages,' Karekin Odabashian said.
        A number of village residents signed subscription contracts on the spot. They also received various Karabakh Telecom souvenirs.

        It is worth mentioning that 159 villages and cities of the republic that is about 99% of the population have the opportunity to use internet service provided by Karabakh Telecom.

        Karabakh Telecom has been operating in Nagorno-Karabakh Republic since 2002, providing cellular coverage to 95% of its territory. It provides cellular, wireless and fixed-line telephony, as well as Internet services via ADSL, fiber-optic and wireless Internet service (Wi-Fi), as well as mobile Internet service through 3G technology -0-

        18:30 17.06.2015
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          Irish Times
          July 8 2015

          Nation-building: 'Big wedding' with 673 couples a major incentive to
          settle down

          Mary Boland in Stepanakert

          As weddings go, Gayaneh and Avanes Grigoryan's day out in 2008 was
          far more than a celebration of a union. Not because when they said
          "I do", 673 other couples were exchanging the same words beside them
          but because by taking their vows alongside 1,346 fellow citizens of
          their native Nagorno Karabakh, they were declaring their love for
          each other - and for their country.

          "I adore my homeland. The worst thing in the world will be if we
          will be made to leave Karabakh. I can't breathe without Karabakh,"
          says Gayaneh (29) as she flicks through a magazine published to
          commemorate the day in October 2008. "And having children means that
          feeling is getting even 100 times more strong."

          Nagorno-Karabakh's "big wedding" was organised to encourage ethnic
          Armenian couples to settle down and multiply in this self-declared,
          unrecognised republic. Sandwiched between the former Soviet states of
          Armenia and Azerbaijan, which went to war over the enclave between 1991
          and 1994, the de facto autonomous statelet is run by ethnic Armenians.

          A shaky ceasefire is in place since the conflict, which cost some
          30,000 lives and displaced a million people. Azerbaijan maintains its
          claim to the mountainous territory, which lies inside its official

          Almost seven years after the wedding, Gayaneh, now a mother of two,
          personifies the statelet's nation-building strategy.

          Sitting in her living room in the capital, Stepanakert, she is showing
          her son Valerie (5) photographs of his parents as bride and groom.

          She works in a government ministry and is on leave following the
          birth of Tigran (17 months).

          Avanes (30), while proud to have taken part in the wedding, is too
          shy to feature in a newspaper, and has disappeared for the afternoon.

          Smiling couples

          "It was magic . . . Everyone wore the dress she wanted," Gayaneh
          reminisces. "All of the wedding dress shops were cleaned out - you had
          to order months in advance, or go to [Armenian capital] Yerevan. It
          was the same for hairdressers, nail and beauty salons . . . people
          worked through the night."

          In the photos, row after row of smiling couples are seated at long
          tables in Stepanakert's sports stadium, destroyed during the 1991-94
          war and rebuilt for the occasion.

          Earlier in the day they had split into groups for religious ceremonies
          in churches at Gandzasar, in Martakert Province, and at Shushi,
          near Stepanakert. There are shots of white lace, taffeta and chiffon
          cascading down the arena steps, and of beaming newlyweds posing with
          Levon Hayrapetyan, the Russia-based businessman and philanthropist
          behind the event.

          It was during a visit home in 2008 that Karabakh native Hayrapetyan
          - who is under house arrest in Moscow since last year following
          allegations of corruption - overheard a man saying his son wanted to
          marry but had to wait until their calf was bigger so they could sell
          it to fund the wedding.

          Deciding that the region's dwindling population and ailing economy
          needed a boost, the businessman offered couples an attractive incentive
          to stay instead of leaving to find work in Armenia and beyond.

          With monthly salaries averaging around ~B45 back then, he offered
          $2,000 (~B1,837) to each pair to marry. The enclave's statistics
          office lists the current average monthly salary as ~B250.

          He paid a further $2,000 to each of the 674 couples on the birth of
          their first child and $3,000 (~B2,755) on the arrival of a second.

          The scale increases right up to $100,000 (~B91,823) for child
          number seven, and locals say that couples who have twins will get
          an apartment. Those living in rural areas also received a cow. The
          payments are in addition to lower grants from the government, available
          to everyone, to marry and have children.

          Popular man

          Unsurprisingly, Hayrapetyan is possibly the most popular man in
          the enclave. "I think that Levon is a person who really loves his
          country, who really wants to see his country progress and be happy
          and be peaceful," says Gayaneh. "I don't know anybody in Karabakh
          who will say they don't love him."

          The population has since risen from 139,000 in 2008 to some 147,000
          today - still far short of its pre-war 200,000.

          Whether Gayaneh and Avanes would like to continue to have children,
          and perhaps even hit the $100,000 jackpot, is complicated by
          Nagorno-Karabakh's unresolved situation.

          "This problem is so close to me. My uncle was killed in the war," she
          says. "I was only four or five at the time, but I remember strongly
          two things about my childhood: I remember I was very afraid, and that
          there was nothing to eat.

          "So my lottery prize is my husband and my family life," she says,

          "We're not thinking about the money . . . We are people - we want to
          have children; it's instinct.

          "But when you have children in such a territory as Karabakh, where
          you don't know is it peace or war, you worry for them . . . Maybe,
          in some part of the world, there are places where life is easy and
          there is no danger of war.

          "It doesn't matter. The best place to be is Karabakh."

          Hayastan or Bust.


          • Re: News about Artsakh


            August 5, 2015 09:33

            Photo: Marco Fleber

            Since 2007, the Republic of Artsakh has registered considerable growth
            of population. Over the 8 years, the population increased by 8%,
            and 3.5% of them (about 4100 people) resulted from the resettlement

            Mediamax found out in which phase the repatriation program is now in
            and what conditions of repatriation are offered by the government.

            Settlers of 16 years

            16 years ago, the Serobyans family left their house in Charentsavan
            for moving to Artsakh. They decided to settle in Karvachar and start
            a new life because of tough social situation.

            "We had hopes for better life in Artsakh and our hopes were
            justified. We are very happy to have come here", said the daughter
            Roza Serobyan who after graduating from Artsakh State University
            works as a teacher at the Karvachar school.

            The start of the new life was no easy for the family. However, the
            family were not intimidated by starting everything from scratch in
            the post-war areas.

            "When we moved in, we didn't have a TV set or phone, we had electricity
            only for certain hours. We went from Karvachar to Vardenis to buy
            food. We brought food for about a month as there was no transport. It
            was very tough. We settled in a guesthouse. After a year or two,
            we already built a house for us - of course, it's not in a good
            condition. But it's ok, we build it ourselves", Roza Serobyan says.

            According to her, comparing their previous and current conditions,
            obviously now they live better. They are employed and it's easier to
            earn a living.

            Conditions of resettlement

            Head of Territorial Administration and Resettlement Department of
            the NKR government Zhirayr Mirzoyan assures they receive all the
            Armenians who express the will to live there permanently.

            In case of other countries' citizens, he notes that the issues of
            citizenship, dual citizenship or permanent/temporary residence should
            be settled.

            "We have over 200 potential repatriate families who want to move here
            for good", Zhirayr Mirzoyan says to Mediamax.

            According to Territorial Administration and Resettlement Department,
            growing families of 2 or more people get one-time money to move,
            address social issues and settle as soon as possible.

            According to the decision of the NKR government, a private house or
            apartment is provided with the right of use within 10 years, and it
            is handed over to the family in case the obligations are met (return
            of loans and permanent residence) with the right of joint ownership.

            Since 2009, the reconstruction program for building apartments with
            the materials allocated by the state has been implemented.

            Each resettled family is given 6000 square meters of area for permanent
            use. The family is exempt of communal charges for 5 years.

            As a reimbursement for electricity and wood, each family member is
            allocated AMD 1100 on average monthly in Kashatagh and Shahumyan
            districts of Artsakh.

            Unlike previous years, now the repatriate families are allocated
            budget loans with benefits to set up their own micro businesses.

            Overall, the government of Artsakh spends around USD49 thousand on
            each family (of on average 4 persons.)

            Resettlement program today

            According to Zhirayr Mirzoyan, repatriation as a strategic component
            of state policy is dynamically developing.

            "Today, we're faced with an issue of coordinating the repatriation
            flow, improving the social conditions of repatriates and creating
            normal living conditions for each family. Naturally, this principled
            approach requires more financial and material means", he says.

            Zhirayr Mirzoyan notes that Artsakh is now perceived as a safe area
            beneficial for entrepreneurship.

            Marie Taryan

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            Hayastan or Bust.


            • Re: News about Artsakh


              August 14, 2015 - 16:23 AMT

              PanARMENIAN.Net - According to the data provided by Tigranakert
              tourist informational center, about 7000 people visited the site in
              January-July 2015, which is 10% more against the same period of 2014.

              Tigranakert is mainly visited by Armenian and Artsakh citizens,
              but the number of foreign tourists keeps growing as well due to the
              ongoing excavations and development of local infrastructure.

              Currently, Tigranakert is considered to be one of the most visited
              destinations in NKR.

              Hayastan or Bust.


              • Re: News about Artsakh

                We gonna pull a whole ancient Armenian city from under there.
                B0zkurt Hunter


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                    This year's Telethon will raise funds to construct single family homes for families in Artsakh who have 5 children or more and lack adequate housing. There is a total of 466 families who fit this criteria and 211 are known to live in unacceptable housing conditions. Every home that Armenia Fund will build will cost around $50,000. It will be fully furnished and will also include major household appliances. The
                    homes will come with land plots of 10,000 sq. ft. of land each, where
                    the families can grow their fruits and vegetables and keep livestock.