Armenians have celebrated the annual water festival Vardavar on Sunday (8 July) - an opportunity to cool down by drenching each other with water,
The festival has pagan roots, but in modern times has been associated with the feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus Christ in Christianity. Nowadays it is an opportunity for some light hearted fun on a hot summer day.
photo: Vardavar in Yerevan on 8 July 2018 (picture courtesy of hetq.am)
Five ships from Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) participatied in the annual Romanian-led naval exercise Sea Shield in the Black Sea April 5-13.
The newspaper claims that the leaders summit in Vienna on 29 March ended in an "impasse". "However, both sides managed to achieve some positive changes in Moscow", according to Kommersant