The 6th Pan-Armenian Games opened in Yerevan on Sunday, 2 August. A symbolic flame was lit by Olympic champion Albert Azaryan at a ceremony which was also attended by the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan. 6,352 athletes are participating in the games which will be held from August 2 to 13 in Yerevan, Stepanakert, Gyumri, Vanadzor, Abovyan and Artashat.
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photo: The opening of the 6th Pan-Armenian games in Yerevan on Sunday, 2 August 2015. (picture courtesy of news.am).
Armenia is marking the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the first Republic in May 1918. Alexandre Petrossian, a young political analyst based in Yerevan, reflects on the difficulties encountered by the founding fathers, and the achievements of the first republic