Author Archives: Contributor

ANCA LSI 2015 intern Erik Khzmalyan with NKR Representative to the US Robert Avetisyan

Destination Washington! Via Yerevan, Newport, Los Angeles, and Marshall

I have lived in various cities in the past several years: all the way from my hometown Yerevan to a small town in Oregon, then from Los Angeles to Marshall, Minnesota. These constant trips, of course, helped me to gain a valuable experience, meet some bright people, expand my horizons, and finally fill my life with exhilarating adventures. But as an aspiring diplomat, I bore in mind that working or interning in Washington DC was a must so I made it my goal to settle in DC for a couple months.

Chairman of the Inter ROA, Boris Kovalchuk, meets with President Serzh Sarkissian in 2012 (Source: Office of the President of Armenia)

Armenia’s Regulatory Body Says Russian Inter RAO Position is ‘Unacceptable’

In a statement released today by Armenia’s Public Services Regulatory Commission (PSRC), Armenian officials rejected claims made by the chief of the Inter RAO, Boris Kovalchuk, that Armenia’s existing system of energy tariff regulation and rules is to blame for the losses incurred by the Electric Networks of Armenia (ENA), calling Kovalchuk’s claims “unacceptable.”