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Undiscovered gems of Shirak: Akhuryan gorge awaits adventure tourism lovers

YEREVAN, Dec 31 - Sputnik, Ani Liparitan. Extreme, hiking and adventure tourism in Armenia is developing, which makes the country attractive for outdoor enthusiasts, Deputy Chairman of the State Committee for Tourism Mekhak Apresyan said in an interview with Sputnik Armenia.

"This is wine tourism on the" Silk Road "in cooperation with the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation. The second direction is the project" Russian trace ", which will be implemented in cooperation with the Armenian Institute of Tourism ", - said Apresyan.

The third tourist product will be a new project called "Pilgrimage to the First Christian Country". The State Committee for Tourism has already developed a strategy for the development of this tourism product and promotion on the world market. The project has already been submitted to the government.

In addition, it is planned to resolve the issue of tourism development in Sevan, which, according to Apresyan, will involve both the state and private sectors, which have already become more active in this direction.

"Social networks also work well in the development of tourism. We pay great attention to electronic marketing: social networks, the armenia website. ravel are actively working. For two months of its existence, the site has been actively visited by users from different countries. ", - said Apresyan.

The interlocutor of Sputnik Armenia also noted that the State Tourism Committee has initiated a program for Armenian journalists to show the potential of domestic tourism. These are press tours in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh.

Apresyan also added that rafting will appear in Armenia in the next year and a half, as well as professional climbing centers for tourists. It is also planned to implement an interesting program for the restoration of Jermuk. The health resort should return to its former glory, he said.

As Apresyan noted, festivals are held in all regions of Armenia, contributing to the development of tourism.

YEREVAN, Feb 20 - Sputnik. The events of 33 years ago marked the movement for the revival of the Armenian people, highlighting the national unity, the aspiration of the people of Karabakh to live and create safely, freely and with dignity on their land. This is stated in the statement of the Armenian Foreign Ministry on the occasion of the Artsakh Revival Day.

The Foreign Ministry of Armenia reminds that the Council of People's Deputies of the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region on February 20, 1988 made a historic decision to peacefully fight for the realization of the right of the people of Karabakh to self-determination.

As noted in the statement, this decision was dictated by arbitrary decisions regarding the status of Karabakh during the Sovietization of the region, as well as by the policy of ethnic discrimination of the Armenian people, suppression of Armenian identity, distortion of the Armenian cultural and historical heritage and purposeful policy to change the demographic situation in Karabakh. The high-ranking leadership of Azerbaijan has openly stated this more than once.

"In order to suppress the right of the people of Karabakh to self-determination, the Azerbaijani authorities provoked and used force hundreds of kilometers from Karabakh - in Kirovabad, Sumgait, Baku and other cities, which led to hundreds of victims and the complete expulsion of Armenians from Azerbaijan." , - said in a statement published on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Armenian Foreign Ministry notes that this policy gained new momentum during the wars unleashed against Karabakh. The hostilities were accompanied by massive crimes, the complete displacement of Armenians from the regions occupied by Azerbaijanis and attempts to destroy the Armenian identity in these territories.

YEREVAN, 24 Sep - Sputnik. There are many undiscovered resources in Shirak region that have great potential for the development of adventure tourism. One of such places is the gorge of the Akhuryan River, Shirak Governor Tigran Petrosyan said in an interview with Sputnik Armenia.

According to him, the region has everything you need to develop extreme, adventure and sports tourism. He is sure that this type of activity is able to stimulate the regional economy.

"Now it is important to find places where you can organize all this relatively easily and safely, and next year you can enter the entertainment and tourism market," Petrosyan said.

Arsen Vardanyan, the chairman of the public organization "Shirak is Our Home", involved in the tourism sector, believes that with the right use of resources and the right presentation, visitors themselves will begin to advertise Shirak as a destination for adventure tourism.

Note that in recent years Gyumri has become one of the main directions of domestic tourism, but there are places in Shirak region that attract not only local, but also foreign tourists. For example, ancient monastic complexes, "Lake Arpi" national park and Jrapi caravanserai and much more.

There are also convenient areas for mountain biking in the region.

YEREVAN, Feb 20 - Sputnik. The events of 33 years ago marked the movement for the revival of the Armenian people, highlighting the national unity, the aspiration of the people of Karabakh to live and create safely, freely and with dignity on their land. This is stated in the statement of the Armenian Foreign Ministry on the occasion of the Artsakh Revival Day.

The Foreign Ministry of Armenia reminds that the Council of People's Deputies of the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region on February 20, 1988 made a historic decision to peacefully fight for the realization of the right of the people of Karabakh to self-determination.

As noted in the statement, this decision was dictated by arbitrary decisions regarding the status of Karabakh during the Sovietization of the region, as well as by the policy of ethnic discrimination of the Armenian people, suppression of Armenian identity, distortion of the Armenian cultural and historical heritage and purposeful policy to change the demographic situation in Karabakh. The high-ranking leadership of Azerbaijan has openly stated this more than once.

"In order to suppress the right of the people of Karabakh to self-determination, the Azerbaijani authorities provoked and used force hundreds of kilometers from Karabakh - in Kirovabad, Sumgait, Baku and other cities, which led to hundreds of victims and the complete expulsion of Armenians from Azerbaijan." , - said in a statement published on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Armenian Foreign Ministry notes that this policy gained new momentum during the wars unleashed against Karabakh. The hostilities were accompanied by massive crimes, the complete displacement of Armenians from the regions occupied by Azerbaijanis and attempts to destroy the Armenian identity in these territories.

Let us remind you that on February 20, 1988, the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region (NKAO) announced its withdrawal from the Azerbaijan SSR. In September 1991, in the center of NKAO, Stepanakert, the establishment of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) was announced. During the subsequent military conflict, the Azerbaijani authorities lost control over Nagorno-Karabakh.

YEREVAN, Feb 20 - Sputnik. A member of the "VETO" social and political movement, retired police colonel Robert Melkonyan was taken from Freedom Square to the police station.

Nana Martirosyan, Sputnik Armenia

Armenia is one of the countries most suitable for those wishing to combine winter tourism with extreme sports. Here you can find almost all kinds of entertainment related to snow and frost. Travel blogger Lilit Khachaturyan stated this in an interview with Sputnik Armenia correspondent.

Ski tour

This is one of the developing types of recreation in Armenia. Tours are organized to the most beautiful mountain areas - Yeghegnis, Teghenis, Khatis, which are not considered popular tourist destinations. Basically, they last a long time, as participants climb the mountains on foot and then go downhill on skis.

Snowshoeing

This is one of the most famous types of winter tourism. It is designed for tourists of all ages and requires almost no training. The only thing you need is to love walking on snowy terrain. In Armenia, similar tours are organized in the forests, Tsakhkunyats mountains and Dilijan National Park.

Cross-country skiing

There are many places in Armenia where you can go cross-country skiing. Natural conditions allow this sport to develop in the country. For the first time in 2017, a two-day skiing festival was held in Ashotsk. This type of winter recreation has already become a good tradition.

Husky tour (sled dog sledding)

In 2018, a husky tour was held for the first time in Armenia. On sleds with dog sleds in Lori, short tours for children and long tours for adults, including night ones, are organized. During the season it will be possible to overcome the Meymekh, Mayrasar and Tagus mountains.

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