Upon arriving in Armenia, one of the first noticeable aspects of the city (Yerevan) was that there were many high-end cars. In the city of Yerevan, there are significantly more luxury cars than one would see in the city of Boston. This is interesting because the GDP of Boston is astronomically greater than the GDP of Yerevan. One would expect Boston to have a greater number of luxury cars. Upon further examination and questioning about this phenomenon, it was revealed to me that the Armenian culture highly values luxury cars. Due to the fact that I am interning at Transparency International (an anti-corruption agency), I wanted to examine this topic further in the context of corruption. Amidst further examination and talks with professor Ohanyan as well as employees from Transparency International, I was able to further my understanding on the situation of corruption in Armenia. One of the concepts I was introduced to was oligarchy. In Armenia, I was informed that oligarchy occurs when family/friends of high ranking government officials are given preferential treatment when it comes to business practices. This type of corruption was heavily present before the velvet revolution which occured in 2018. After the revolution, the corruption within the new government decreased with the help of organizations such as Transparency International. While corruption levels have decreased mainly in Yerevan, corruption levels within the local governments of rural locations are still high.