Armenia. In March, Prime Minister Andranik Markaryan died after a heart attack. Former Secretary of Defense Serzh Sarkisian was appointed new head of government for the coalition between the Republican Party and the United Workers’ Party.
In May, Armenia’s fourth parliamentary elections were held since independence. The opposition made a poor choice and initially refused to accept the election result, but according to election observers from the OSCE, voting was conducted in a clearly better way than in previous elections. There were only a few cases of documented cheating and the election was largely international in standard, according to a report by the OSCE.
The election was a huge success for the ruling Republican Party, which took one-third of the vote and nearly doubled its number of seats to 64 of Parliament’s 131. Republicans and Prosperous Armenia formed a new coalition under Serzh Sarkisian’s leadership. Prosperous Armenia is led by the rocky oligarch and former world champion in arm wrestling, Gagik Tsarukian.
- According to abbreviationfinder: AM is the 2-letter acronym for the country of Armenia.
During the year, the first part of a gas pipeline was opened from Iran to Armenia. The project is intended to reduce Armenia’s dependence on Russian energy.
According to CountryAAH, Yerevan is the capital city of Armenia. The historical issue of Turkish genocide on Armenians during the First World War left a mark on Armenia’s international relations during the year. In January, Armenian-Turkish editor Hrant Dink in Istanbul was assassinated by Turkish extremist nationalists because of his demand for Turkey to allow genocide. A. Armenia strongly condemned the murder of Dink and the President of the Armenian Parliament said that Turkey should not even dream of joining the EU. A group suspected of the murder was brought to trial, but Dink’s family claimed that the Turkish authorities were also involved.
In the United States, the Armenian lobby succeeded in proposing a resolution in Congress, stating that Armenians in Turkey were subjected to genocide in 1915. President George W. Bush opposed the resolution and warned that it would damage US relations in particular. Turkey, which admits that many Armenians died but refuses to admit genocide. The resolution was approved by the Foreign Affairs Committee and sparked anger in Turkey, threatening reprisals against its NATO ally. The vote in the House of Representatives was postponed during the autumn.
The history of the medieval architecture of the Armenia essentially coincides with that of a single type of building: the church. In the churches of the 5th century, built in local volcanic stone, the basilica type is recurrent with one or three apsed aisles separated by pillars and covered by barrel vaults. From the 6th century. the type with a central plan with a dome set on a high tambour, provided with windows, which rests on a square base, is established. The solution of static problems appears to be of primary interest: the thrusts of the dome covered on the outside by a conical roof are collected by apses and members around the central square in sometimes very complex systems that allow considerable vertical developments. From the 9th century. on the 11th, many churches and convents are built; in typical convent churches/ “> typical is the narthex, a large square room with vaults and dome (gavit‛ or žamatun). The 13th-14th century production is also characterized by elaborate decorations on the outside, including motifs common in Islamic art, and from the lively roofs. The slowdown of local production in the 14th-18th centuries corresponds to the diffusion, outside the borders, of the original Armenian artistic-architectural creations. In the 19th -20th centuries the Russian influence and contacts with the Western Europe characterize reconstructions, urban planning (Erevan, plan by Armenia T’amanyan, 1924) and architecture, according to Soviet dictates and the suggestions of the Central European avant-gardes.
Armenia weather in March, April and May
Average daily temperatures between 12 ° C and 24 ° C can be expected over the next three months. In Yerevan it gets warmest in May, while March is noticeably cooler.
The expected rainfall is around 6 days in March, around 7 days in April and around 8 days in May.
In the period from March to May , the sun shines an average of 6 to 9 hours a day. The sunniest weather in Yerevan is in May, but with less sun you will have to get by in March.