New Books to Aid Understanding of ARF

YEREVAN (Yerkir)–The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) presented Wednesday new books aimed at helping people learn about and understand the ARF better.

The books presented were: "Bibliography of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation," in 4 volumes; Ararat Hakobian’s "The Parliament of Armenia and Political Parties in 1918-1920"; "ARF Figures Answer People’s Questions"; Nigol Aghbalian’s "Thoughts on ARF"; and Gevorg Khudinian’s and Ararat Hakobian’s "The Latest Efforts to Distort the ARF History."

"I think these books will help those who want to understand the Dashnaktsutiun better," ARF Bureau representative Hrant Markarian said at the Bureau headquarters.

Markarian said these books are mostly aimed at the youth. "But the issues raised in the books are aimed at all the sectors of the society," Markarian added. "The books contain assessmen’s of various periods of the ARF activities–including the present times."

Parliament’s ARF faction leader Levon Mkrtchian noted that the goal of publishing these books was to familiarize people with the ARF. "Each of the 115 years of the ARF history is described in press–book series–and today–we are continuing this tradition," Mkrtchian said. "Every generation passes on the ARF values to the next; we will pass them on to the next generation."

Artashes Shahbazian of the ARF Armenia Supreme Body’s Promotion Group mentioned the books will be given as gifts to the participants of the presentation–and later be donated to Armenian libraries. The books will also be available at bookstores.

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