On September 3 the Russian language “Golos Armenii” newspaper was published
with a 4-page supplement “Monitor.ru”. This digest of publications in Armenian
and foreign press will be issued weekly, on Saturdays.
From September 12 the viewers of “Yerkir-Media” TV channel can watch the newscasts
of “Yerkirn Aysor” program in Russian language, too. As YPC was told by the
head of the TV company Gegham Manukian, the 20 and 30-minute Russian language
news will be aired by “Yerkir-Media” every day, except Sunday, at 19.30 and
Both projects are implemented with the support of “Caucasian Institute for
Democracy” Development Foundation. According to the General Director of the
South Caucasus branch of this non-profit organization Armenika Kivirian, “Caucasian
Institute for Democracy” was established this year and is based in Moscow. In
Armenia the South Caucasus branch of the Foundation started its operations in
August 2005. Among its objectives is the assistance to the development of national
media and book publication, Armenika Kivirian said.