NAGORNO KARABAKH: 30 killed in Armenia-Azerbaijan border clash

Baku, AZERBAIJAN VIJAY SHAH via ASSOCIATED PRESS & MASHABLE At least 30 people have been reported killed in a border clash between bitter enemies and Caucasus neighbours Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh, Mashable UK reported today. Heavy fighting over the landlocked region, which lies in the south Caucasus between Lower Karabakh and Zangezur, and which is governed autonomously by Armenia and claimed by Azerbaijan, erupted this Saturday. Most of the deaths were military, but one boy was also reported killed. Nagorno Karabakh was the scene of a devastating war between Azerbaijan and Armenia, which began … Continue reading NAGORNO KARABAKH: 30 killed in Armenia-Azerbaijan border clash

PHOTO MOMENT: Armenian tax stamps by Vachagan

For the past few weeks I have corresponded with a cigarette pack collector in Armenia by the name of Vachagan. He and I have set up a swapping exchange whereby I will send him empty cigarette boxes in return for excise tax stamps from his home country. You may remember a previous Photo Moment of excise tax stamps for tobacco based on my exchanges with the renowned Russian collector Andrey Vasiunin. It was through Andrey’s collection website that Vachagan contacted me. Vachagan recently sent me an email with attachments of the stamps he will allow me to choose from and … Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: Armenian tax stamps by Vachagan