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Grape-growers wait in line at a wine plant in Kaghtsrashen, Armenia, hoping to sell their produce. (Photo: Gayane Mirzoyan/courtesy of Chai Khana.org)
15 Dec 15
Russians are buying less brandy and wine, and farmers and manufacturers don't have alternative markets.
President Serzh Sargsyan casts his vote in the December 6 referendum. (Photo: Photolure agency)
14 Dec 15
Political opposition says referendum was fixed, and international monitors call for claims of widespread abuses to be investigated.
12 Dec 15
Officials slow to acknowledge casualties amid rescue efforts hampered by high waves.
Police move in to break up a large rally in Yerevan on June 23, an action that only brought more people onto the streets. June 23, 2015. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
10 Dec 15
Rights activists say the situation has got worse since the country joined a Moscow-led bloc.
Young Georgians show opposition to early marriage, central Tbilisi, November 25, 2015. (Photo: Anano Beriashvili)
7 Dec 15
Parliament bans marriage for under-18s except with court’s assent, but rights activists say this won’t be enough to effect change.
Gianni Buquicchio, head of the Venice Commission, broadly supports the Armenian reform plan. (Photo: Venice Commission Secretariat)
2 Dec 15
Proposed changes envisage shift from presidential to parliamentary system.
Crowds in Nardaran on November 26 (Photo: Ismail Nur)
30 Nov 15
Two policemen and four alleged members of an Islamist group killed in shootout near Baku.
Armenian parliamentarian Edmon Marukyan. (Photo from E. Marukyan's official web page)
28 Nov 15
Government hopes that devolving revenue collection will help curb tax evasion. It may, but only among the poor.
Azerbaijani security minister Eldar Mahmudov in better times. (Photo: Azertaj news agency)
26 Nov 15
Bad news – it doesn’t herald a softer line on dissent or a clampdown on corruption.
An Armenian soldier scans the border with Azerbaijan. (Photo: Razm.info)
24 Nov 15
Analysts examine new trends as geopolitical context evolves.

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