“April War 2016” is dedicated to the 2016 April War in Artsakh (Karabakh). The site covers topics related to the military actions between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces, the lives of the fallen Armenian servicemen and the current stage of the Armenian-Azerbaijani war.

The site presents:

  • personal histories of the fallen Armenian servicemen of the 2016 April War,
  • the current stage of the Armenian-Azerbaijani war, the causes thereof as well as possible ways of conflict resolution,
  • the role of civilians in the quest of victory juxtaposed with the courage of soldiers defending the Armenian frontline,
  • articles, interviews, chronology, elucidating the current stage of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict as well as the strategic difficulties of the Armenian side.

The idea of “April War 2016” was born in May 2016. The programme was jointly implemented by ““Armsec” scientific-educational center” NGO and the working team of the Center for Strategic Research at the Yerevan State University.


Parts of site content were produced within the grant competition announced in 2016 by the Youth Foundation of Armenia, a partner organization chosen by the President of the Republic of Armenia.


The production, technical assistance and protection of the site were carried out FOC by the “Locator” CJSC.

The authors of the current site express their gratitude for assistance to the Department of Information and Public Affairs, GS’s Department of Armament and Military Equipment, command staff of the 75937 military unit of the RA Ministry of Defense, command staff of the 59703, 33651, 49971, 23524, 38401 military units of the Artsakh’s Defense Army, Rector-Manager of YSU Aram Simonyan as well as to the Faculty of Journalism of the same university.

These people have contributed to the development of the site:

  • Alvina Aghababyan – Idea author, head of programme, editor-in-chief
  • Edgar Elbakyan – Idea author, chief expert, managing editor
  • Vahram Miraqyan – expert-consultant, staff member
  • Artsrun Hovhannisyan – expert-consultant
  • Davit Jamalyan – expert-consultant
  • Vladimir Poghosyan – author, analyst
  • Nune Khachatryan – author-essayist, staff member
  • Mane Gevorgyan – author-essayist
  • Anna Babayan – author-essayist
  • Susanna Grigoryan – author-essayist
  • Sevak Hakobyan – author-essayist
  • Anna Gareginyan – author-essayist
  • Anna Karapetyan – author-essayist
  • Siranush Hayrapetyan – author-essayist
  • Laura Martirosyan – author-essayist
  • Lusine Hakobyan – author-essayist
  • Vahagn Mkhoyan – expert-consultant
  • Serob Bazikyan – expert-consultant
  • Angelina Gabrielyan – expert-consultant
  • Karen Vrtanesyan – expert-consultant
  • Anush Khazaryan – translator
  • Erik Davtyan – translator
  • Emil Sanamyan – translator
  • Paruyr Hovakimyan – technical assistant
  • Sasun Danielyan – consultant, photographer
  • Vahagn Rapyan – consultant