Union of Informed Citizens NGO launches the watchdog journalism online course

Friday December 28th, 2018

On December 28, 2018, the first stage of the Enabling Watchdog Journalism in Armenia Project was launched, namely, the website with online video lessons. As informed earlier, the Union of…

Armenia in the group of “marginal” countries supporting Russia

Tuesday December 18th, 2018

On December 18, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution proposed by Ukraine on the militarization of Crimea and Azov and the Black Seas by Russia, which was voted for…

The 102nd military base violates the Armenian-Russian agreement

Thursday December 13th, 2018

As it is known, on December 2, a soldier of the 102nd Russian military base stationed in Gyumri brutally beat up a woman working in the Municipality’s Communal and Environmental…

Response of the OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission in 2018 compared to 2017

Tuesday December 11th, 2018

On December 10, the OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission (EOM) published its preliminary conclusions regarding the elections held on December 9, 2018.  The OSCE/ODIHR remarks significantly differ from those provided last…

Kerch Incident: Reaction and Reasons

Tuesday November 27th, 2018

Tensions between Russia and Ukraine may further increase Russia’s isolation after the November 25 incident in Kerch Strait. At the same time, over a short run, the incident will allow…

Violation without punishment: How does the gender equality law work in Armenia?

Wednesday November 21st, 2018

Gender equality, as a fundamental principle, is an integral part of human rights and is one of the fundamental characteristics of a democratic state. Since declaring independence, Armenia has signed…

International response to “elections” in Donbass

Tuesday November 13th, 2018

On Sunday, parliamentary and local elections were held in the eastern part of Ukraine, in self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, that were condemned by the international community. According to…

Acquisition of Fighter Aircraft in the Context of US-Russia Relations and Armenia’s Accession to the EAEU

Monday November 5th, 2018

During his recent regional visit, US President’s National Security Advisor John Bolton suggested that Armenian authorities purchase American weapons. And though arms sales to Armenia and Azerbaijan are forbidden by…

Daniel Ioannisyan: The Electoral Code was not in the proper place in the government’s list of priorities

Monday October 29th, 2018

Aravot daily had an interview with Daniel Ioannisyan, the Program Coordinator of the Union of Informed Citizens. We present the full interview below. – For the failure of the Electoral…

On euphoria, political default and snap elections

Tuesday October 9th, 2018

One of the most common and circulating words in the post-revolutionary political vocabulary in recent months is the word “euphoria”. Being speculated by various political forces and figures, it seems…

PACE co-rapporteur’s statement on Armenia raises questions

Thursday October 4th, 2018

On October 3, Yulia Lovochkina, Co-rapporteur on Armenia in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) issued a statement on the domestic political situation in Armenia. Particularly, he…

Armenia tries to introduce new political culture into Eurasian space

Monday October 1st, 2018

If the Eurasian Economic Union and other Eurasian structures ever experience birth of models of transparent governance, that would be Armenia’s “fault”. On September 28, Prime Minister of the Republic…

Daniel Ioannisyan’s speech in Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2018 (video)

Thursday September 13th, 2018

During the OSCE / ODIHR conference in Warsaw on September 10, the coordinator of the “Union of Informed Citizens” Daniel Ioannisyan delivered a speech. The speech is given below. Everyone…

To be recalled “Fact Investigation Platform”

Friday September 7th, 2018

Dear followers of SUT.am website, We would like to inform you that the website will be renamed soon. The change is related to our new branding policy, and does not…

Putin’s congratulations and support to Robert Kocharyan

Monday September 3rd, 2018

Recently president of Russia Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with the former president of Armenia Robert Kocharyan during which he warmly congratulated Kocharyan on latter’s birthday. The RF President’s…

Issues Related To Combatting Election Fraud And Short-Term Solutions

Saturday August 25th, 2018

The monitoring conducted during the elections of the National Assembly and Yerevan City Council in 2017 revealed several issues related to maintaining legality during the elections, which created favourable conditions…

Political considerations of Lavrov’s statement

Wednesday August 1st, 2018

On July 31, Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation made a noteworthy statement in his talk to the journalists. Politically motivated? In response to the journalist’s question on his opinion…

Confusion over Yerevan City Council election dates and their calculation

Thursday July 19th, 2018

As it is known, Mayor of Yerevan Taron Margaryan filed a resignation request on July 9, 2018. On July 12, the Yerevan City Council approved the resignation and appointed the…

Servicemen of the 102nd Military Base violate the intergovernmental agreement

Wednesday July 18th, 2018

On July 17, subdivisions of the Russian (102nd) military base deployed in Armenia conducted military exercises in the area of Panik village of Shirak province, disturbing the villagers with sounds…

An environmental perspective: How and why the fight against Amulsar gold mine began

Friday July 13th, 2018

The environmentalists’ opposition to the Amulsar gold mining program is not a new thing. Signatures have been collected since 2010, open letters have been written, protests have been organized, articles…



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