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Armenia registers 10% increase in car accidents

The number of road accidents last year in Armenia increased  by 10.4% up to 3,535, the Emergency Situations Ministry official Hovhannes Khangeldyan said. According to him, 279 people were killed and …

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 Russia beats prison anti-record

The Federal Service for Execution of Punishment reported today that the number of prisoners in Russia fell to the lowest level in the history of the Russian Federation. For the moment,  602176 people are serving sentences in …

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Three thousand foreigners granted Georgian citizenship

Three thousand foreigners were granted Georgian citizenship in 2017, according to a report from Georgia’s Ministry of Justice. According to the report, during the period of January-October 2017, 3097 people appealed to …

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Armenian external debt keeps growing

Armenia's external debt amounted to $5.1 billion as of December 1, 2017,  the country’s national statistical service. In November 2016, Armenia's external debt increased by $62 million, Armenian media reported. …

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Record number of tourists visit Azerbaijan last year

A record high number of tourists arrived in Azerbaijan in 2017, Azerbaijan's Ministry of Culture and Tourism said in a message. The number of foreign citizens who arrived in Azerbaijan in 2017 increased by 449,215 or 20% compared to …

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Results of 2017: Azerbaijan - leader of South Caucasus

In 2017, Azerbaijan reaffirmed its leadership in the South Caucasus region by once again gettion ahead of its Caucasian neighbors both by economic indicators, by scale of international projects and by prospects for further development. …

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Shortage of teachers and doctors in Armenia

The most demanded jobs in Armenia’s regions in 2017 were a doctor and a teacher, a representative of Armenia’s employment agency Tsoghik Bezhanyan said. According to her, during the last year there were a …

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Death toll in Iran earthquake rises to 521

The death toll in an earthquake occurred in the Iranian western province has risen to 521, Legal Medicine Organization of Iran's Kermanshah Province said. Director General of the organization Artin Kamali said that, …

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Number of road accidents in Georgia decreased by 11%

Number of road accidents in Georgia has decreased, the National Statistic Service reported. Report says that from January to September of 2017 number of road accidents decreased by 11% compared to the same period of previous year. …

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Russia retains global oil leadership

Russia’s oil production amounted to 10.183 mln barrels per day in June 2017, outpacing Saudi Arabia’s oil production by 2.3% (9.95 mln barrels per day), according to the documents released by the state statistics service Rosstat. …

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Azerbaijan named country with easiest visa procedure

Wanderlust travel magazine named Azerbaijan as a country with easiest visa procedure. The whole process of getting a visa to Azerbaijan was hugely simplified as the republic's  authorities introduced an electronic visa. …

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Armenian population continues to decline

According to the Armenian National Statistical Service, based on the 2011 census, 2,979,9 thousand people live in the country as of July 1st 2017. Overall, Armenia’s population dropped by 15,200 people over the last 12 months, and …

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 Migration boosts EU population by 1.5 million

The population of the European Union grew by 1.5 million in 2016, thanks in part to an influx of refugees, according to figures from the EU out Monday. As of January 1, the EU’s total population stood at 511.8 million, up from …

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Russians support state control of food prices

Vast majority of Russians believe that only the state should establish and regulate food prices, annual issue of "Russian Monitoring of Economic Situation and Population Health", conducted by the Higher School of Economics, says. …

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 Vladimir Putin: Russia's crisis is over

Crisis in Russia is over, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during his annual Q&A call-in session, adding that Russia has moved to a period of growth.  "Recession in the Russian economy is over, …

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