Friday, 31 August 2012

Epic shame for Hungary as axe murderer Ramil Safarov extradited to Azerbaijan to be pardoned and turned into ‘national hero’

Utterly disgusted with the news that Ramil Safarov - axe murderer of Armenia officer at NATO training in Budapest, Hungary, was extradited to Azerbaijan and pardoned by their president.

This sends all the wrong messages to citizens of Azerbaijan and Armenia that violence is acceptable and encouraged on the highest state level, with the direct involvement of EU member state Hungary.

This will inevitably increase the level of suspicion during similar mutual trainings and initiatives elsewhere, and will turn into a big obstacle for Karabakh peace building process.

F*cked up leaders, corrupted governments and attempts at turning failed policies into populist nationalist triumphs... with the help of bloody oil money, of course.

Only few days ago, news surfaced re oil rich Azerbaijan dictatorship’s possible 2-3 bln money lending to Hungary.

BUDAPEST, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Oil exporter Azerbaijan could lend Hungary 2-3 billion euros [...] *source

No comments, indeed.

Expensive price Aliyev’s regime decided to pay for turning the murderer into a ‘national hero’.

Epic shame and fail to Hungary that should be investigated by EU on the highest possible level.

In the meantime, Armenia cuts diplomatic and official ties with Hungary.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Armenia rankings at London 2012

After gaining 3rd medal yesterday - bronze in wrestling, thanks to Artur Aleksanyan, Armenia has the following rankings at London 2012, as of 8 August:

No. 48  overall in Olympic ranking at London 2012 (compared to No. 78 in Beijing 2008)

No. 7 in wrestling

No. 16 in weightlifting

*images via BBC website

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Armenia’s ‘super Sunday’ moment at London 2012 - Finally!!

After pretty dismal start of London 2012 by Armenia sports-men and -women, with quite a few nil points out there, after the fashion fail during Olympics opening ceremony, with that horrific long white scarfs & more [but I like AM sports outfits], finally... Today is a ‘super Sunday' for Armenia at London 2012.

Arsen Julfalakyan won silver medal in wrestling, becoming - as BBC commentary puts it - the first ever pair father/son Olympic medalists in wrestling [Arsen's father - Levon Julfalakyan is a renown Olympic champion].

*Roman Vlasov of Russia stands on the podium with his Gold Medal, Arsen Julfalakyan of Armenia (L) the Silver and Emin Ahmadov (R) of Azerbaijan and Aleksandr Kazakevic of Lithuania the Bronzes after their Men's Greco-Roman 74 kg Wrestling Gold Medal bout against Arsen Julfalakyan of Armenia on Day 9 at ExCeL [source: London 2012]

One more medal for Armenia - bronze - was won by awesome Hripsime Khurshudyan in weightlifting. BBC complimented Hripsime, calling her a "fabulous technician".

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