Hovhannes Nazaretyan

Hovhannes Nazaretyan is a graduate of the American University of Armenia. He now works at Fip.am, a fact-checking platform affiliated with the NGO Union of Informed Citizens. He specializes in fact-checking politicians and the media and investigative journalism.

Articles by Hovhannes Nazaretyan

The Spitak Earthquake on the Pages of the New York Times

Three decades after the catastrophic Spitak Earthquake, Hovhannes Nazaretyan takes a look back at how that tragedy was covered by one of America’s most prestigious newspapers.

Kond: A City Within a City

A tucked away city within a city, the district of Kond in Yerevan has a rich history and a promising future only if authorities undertake a large-scale restoration. What are the stories of Kond and what does the future hold for one of the oldest quarters in the country’s capital?

The Ambivalence of Shahumyan: Armenia’s Bolshevik Ghost

A prominent Armenian Bolshevik activist and head of the Baku Commune Stepan Shahumyan’s ghost now wanders through his native Caucasus. Armenians have largely forgotten his century-old verbal attacks on nationalism and insistence on internationalist fraternity of peoples, yet his statues remain and streets, villages and towns are named after him in Armenia and Artsakh.

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