Armenian Mountains


Representative for Armenia (Armenia “at” arisc. org)

Ani Apresyan is a political scientist based in Yerevan, Armenia. She had graduated from Yerevan State University in 2003 with Master Degree in International Relations. In 2016-2018 she studied Democracy and Governance in Johan Skyttee Institute of Political Studies at the University of Tartu, and had graduated with Master of Arts in Social Sciences. She has an extensive experience with several international non-governmental organizations in Armenia in the spheres of strengthening democratic governance processes. In 2013 she worked in and later cooperated with International Foundation for Electoral Systems Armenia Branch on providing consultancy and trainings for precinct election commissions. In 2014 Ani was involved as project research analyst for Center for Electoral Democracy NGO to make research and comparative analysis of direct democracy mechanisms and types. In 2019 she cooperated with local organization to develop a voter education and information campaign questionnaire after 2018 Parliamentary elections. In 2020-2021 Ani was providing consultancy to ForumCiv Eastern Europe office for needs assessment and context analysis for target groups in Armenia. Ani has profound experience in coordination and management of projects while working in Armenian Red Cross Society, World Vision Armenia and state institutions.

She is specialized in electoral systems, administration, and voter education with extensive experience conducting training and consultancy in electoral procedures and voter education. She provides consultancy services in comparative analysis (comparative data analysis), survey development and adaptation, preparing sets of recommendation, etc. Her research interests include voter behavior, direct democracy, political parties and political finance.

ARISC Armenia Branch 

The ARISC Armenia Branch ensures ARISC a permanent presence in Armenia. It serves as a hub where visiting scholars to Armenia can meet, seek logistical support, have access to a computer with internet and printing facility.

You could also learn more about the available long-term lodging here:

Comprehensive information on food services in Armenia is available on this website:

A list of qualified interpreters in Armenia, at:

Information about Yerevan is available at:

Information about Armenian events is available at:

These are some of the services we can assist scholars with. For additional help and information, please do not hesitate to contact us at: armenia “at”
Looking forward to help you with assistance and advice here, in Armenia.

Non-working public holidays and remembrance days 2024

1-2 January- New Year’s Day

5-6 January – Christmas Day

28 January – Army Day

8 March – International Women’s Day

Date changes annually – Easter – March 31

24 April – Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

1 May – Labor Day

9 May – Victory and Peace Day

28 May – First Republic Day

5 July – Constitution Day

21 September – Independence Day

31 December – New Year’s Eve

Museums, Science, Libraries

National Academy of Sciences of Armenia

National Library of Armenia

History Museum of Armenia


National Gallery of Armenia

Parajanov Museum

Mayr Hayastan Military Museum

Erebuni Historical and Archaeological Museum

Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory

TEDx Yerevan

The inclusion of these links does not imply affiliation with ARISC nor the endorsement of views appearing on these sites.

Transportation Options:

Information on airline routes and flight options can be found below. Please contact the airlines or a local travel agency to book travel and for updates on flights.

Passengers should check the transit and entry/exit requirements for any countries to be transited or visited. Note that most of the airlines listed below do not meet the Fly America Act requirement.

Aeroflot Russian Airlines operates flights to Yerevan.

Armenia Airways operates flights to and from several Russian cities and to Georgia, Tbilisi and Iran Tehran.

Air France operates two flights from Yerevan to Paris per week.

Austrian Airlines is currently operating on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Belavia Belarusian Airlines operates daily flights from Yerevan to Minsk.

Fly Dubai operates flights from Yerevan to Dubai Mondays and Fridays.

Middle East Airlines operates flights from Yerevan to Beirut every Thursday and Saturday.

Qatar Airways operates a daily flight between Yerevan and Doha.

Ukraine International Airlines continues suspending flights.

Wizz Air operates flights from Vilnius, Vienna, Abu Dhabi on every Monday and Friday to Yerevan. Check more flights on website.

Lot Polish Airlines, Aegean Airlines Air Arabia restored flights to Yerevan.

For more information please visit

Local Resources:

The Government of the Republic of Armenia

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia

Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia

Armenian National Center for Disease Control

Ministry of Health hotline number (local dial only): 8003

Special Commission Hotline: 8141

Special Commission # for those living abroad: +374 11208141

Armenia National Center for Disease Control hotline: +374 (0) 60 83 83 00 or +374 (0)10-550-601 or +374 (0)10-550-602

Other Links: Country Information on Armenia and Travel Advisory page.
For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on for the latest travel information.
Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your specific travel plans and/or restrictions.
Visit the WHO Health Page for more information about COVID-19. WHO Health Topics: Coronavirus.
Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions and entry procedures into the United States.

Updated April 3, 2024.