Funeral of Noted Academician Held

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The Armenia’s bid farewell to noted scientist–teacher and public figure Edward Jrbashian on August 13.

Academician Jrbashian ran the Institute of Literature of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia for many years.

Those present at the funeral pointed out Jrbashian’s numerous contributions–in particular–to reviving interest to the Armenian literature and developing the aesthetics of the history of the Armenian literature.

Attending the funeral were Prime Minister Vazgen Sargssian–National Assembly Chairman Karen Demirchian–Constitutional Court Chairman Gagik Haroutiunian–President of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia Fadei Sargssian–government officials–representatives of political parties of Armenia–representatives of the country’s scientific community. A wreath was laid on Jrbashian’s grave on behalf of President Robert Kocharian.

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