Investigation Millions in Property Deals: Former Armenian Minister of Culture Armen Amiryan’s Private Homes in
the United States
22:44 | September 26, 2018
On February 2, 2018, former Armenian Minister of Culture Armen Amiryan sold a private house he
purchased for $1.2 million, in Glendale, California, for $2 million. This isn’t the only property he owns
in the U.S. Amiryan served as the director of Armenia Public Radio from 1997-2015 and culture
minister from 2016-2018. He also founded the Armenakob TV station, which he later sold.
Articles From Public Land to Posh Yerevan Neighborhood: Former Armenian Government Officials Take Up
21:00 | September 24, 2018
There’s a section of Yerevan, originally zoned for public use, that has turned into an exclusive residential
neighborhood for a number of former high-ranking Armenian government officials.
Investigation Former Armenian Finance Minister’s Family Controls 12 Hectares of Specially Protected Forest in
14:21 | September 12, 2018
Hetq tried to get clarification from Gagik Khachatryan’s son, Artyom Khachatryan. The latter said his
father was out of the country, but that his representatives would answer our questions.
Investigation Former Syunik Governor Surik Khachatryan Only Now Gets a Permit to Build a House Erected Years
18:05 | August 24, 2018
Construction permit was given for a house which was already built.
News Join Us: Hetq to Investigate Assets of Robert Kocharyan and Family
12:46 | August 17, 2018
To accomplish this, we need the assistance of you, our readers. We need to hear from those who have
ties to the Kocharyan family and to businesses linked to the former president.
Investigation Undue Influence? Former Armenian Police Chief Snatches $3 Million Yerevan House for a Mere $200K
17:33 | August 13, 2018
This is the story of how former Armenian Chief of Police Vladimir Gasparyan was able to purchase the
private home appearing above for US$ 200,000 when its market value at the time ranged between $3-4
Investigation Skirting Disclosure Laws: Armenian Officials and Their Assets in the Czech Republic
10:00 | May 24, 2018
Several Armenian officials and their relatives invest in the Czech Republic for various purposes.
Investigation The Business Interests of Armenia’s New President: Armen Sargsyan Has Holdings in Europe, Russia,
the U.S., China, India, the CIS, and Offshore
16:42 | April 9, 2018
Armen Sargsyan, Armenia’s former Ambassador to Great Britain, who was sworn in today as Armenia’s
new president, is a businessman with deep pockets and commercial holdings in Russia, Europe, the
various CIS countries, and in offshore zones.
Investigation Staphylococcus Aureus and Other Microbial Violations: Armenia's Local Milk Testing Results
00:13 | March 7, 2018
The testing was carried out jointly with the State Food Security Service (SFSS).
Investigation Gold for Visas
19:21 | March 5, 2018
If Armenia ever offers a Golden Visa program, the recommended price for citizenship could be as low
$50,000, according to a report prepared by a leader in the global immigration and investment services
Investigation Armenia’s Local Sour Creams: Out of Ten Samples Tested, Only Three Passed Inspection
23:03 | February 1, 2018
The other seven were found to contain Escherichia coli bacteria, antibiotics, vegetable oil and higher
than acceptable levels of yeast.
Investigation Armenian Government Officials: Some Fail to Declare Businesses in Ukraine
23:35 | January 17, 2018
Present and former Armenian government officials and their relatives own many businesses and real
estate in the Eastern European countries, including Ukraine.
Investigation Armenia: Salmonella, Antibiotics and Other Microorganisms Found in Domestic Chicken
23:40 | December 24, 2017
The other four contained salmonella bacteria, higher than acceptable MAFAM (Mesophilic aerobic and
facultative anaerobic microorganisms) levels, and antibiotics, whose sale is restricted in Armenia and
that can only be used by a physician’s prescription.
Investigation Armenia: Salmonella, Antibiotics and Other Microorganisms Found in Imported Frozen Chicken
23:03 | December 4, 2017
The other five had higher than acceptable levels of salmonella and MAFAM (Mesophilic aerobic and
facultative anaerobic microorganisms), in addition to antibiotics, whose sale is restricted in Armenia and
that can only be used by a physician’s prescription.
Investigation The Smbatyan Family’s Cultural Empire: Suspect Collaboration with a Swiss Foundation and a Vienna
11:00 | November 8, 2017
Violins crafted by Antonio Stradivarius, Nicolò Gagliano, and other old-world masters were to be
displayed and sold in Yerevan at an exhibition jointly organized by the Aram Khachaturian-Competition
Cultural Foundation and the Del Gesu Foundation. The exhibition was a part of the 11th Aram
Khachaturian International Competition.
Investigation Bulgarian Businesses and Real Estate Owned by Armenian Officials and Their Relatives
00:02 | November 1, 2017
While we do not claim that the facts below are examples of illicit financial flows, we show,
that Armenian officials and their relatives have amassed huge fortunes in different countries.
is only about Bulgaria.
Investigation Negligent Medical Results: Narek Discharged from Armenian Army Because of Cancer
00:54 | September 21, 2017
Narek Petrosyan was discharged around three months after being called to the army. Parents were told
that a lung disease was the cause. Only after arriving in Yerevan it turned out that in reality it was a
complicated cancer that was spread in the body by metastasis.
Investigation Hidden Agenda? Daughter and Son-In-Law of Gyumri Mayor Purchase Company in Prague
21:21 | August 28, 2017
The daughter of Samvel Balasanyan, the current mayor of Gyumri (Armenia’s second largest city), and
her husband, have purchased a real estate and bread/confectionary company in Prague.
Investigation The Owners of Armenia's Gold: Straddling Three Offshore Zones and Russia
00:02 | June 29, 2017
It’s safe to say that most people in Armenia don’t know who's getting rich from exploiting the
country’s mineral resources.
Investigation Caveat Emptor: Hetq Tests 6 Bottled Water Brands, Some Targeted to Children; Only 2 Meet Health
22:39 | June 27, 2017
Hetq sent samples of six bottled waters, four especially marketed for infants, to a lab for testing. Only
two met current health standards. In addition, two of the samples contained an unacceptable amount
of MAFAM (Mesophilic Aerobic and Facultative Anaerobic Microorganisms) and one in
pseudomonas aerogynosa bacteria.