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75th Anniversary of Caucasian Special Frontier District Marked

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Armenia’s Prime Minister Robert Kocharian met with representatives of the "Hayastan" troops Friday–congratulating them on the 75th anniversary of the special frontier district by saying that cooperation with Russian frontier troops in guarding Armenia’s borders is a sign of the centuries-old friendship between the Armenian and Russian peoples. Kocharian was informed about the

Yerevan to Host Festival of French Cinema

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The Festival of French cinema will take place in Yerevan July 24-31–with six of the seven films to be shown in Yerevan being shot by young directors. According to Gerard Petrossian–the French embassy’s attach for culture–the organizers are the French Embassy to Armenia–Ministry of Culture and Sports and Union of Cinematographers of Armenia.

Informix Offers New Opportunities for Internet Users

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Modern data base systems and their use in the Internet were introduced at a presentation by the Informix Software Firm earlier this month. According to Howard Zalkin–a representative from Informix and the manager of the development of the World Wide Web East European market–the Informix Universal Server produced by the firm allows access

Karabian Awarded “St. Gregory” Medal

Walter Karabian–Esq.–a longtime supporter and backer of the Armenian community and its many organizations–was awarded the St. Gregory The Illuminator Medal of Honor Sunday–June 29 from His Holiness Karekin I–Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenia’s. The presentation–which was conducted by His Eminence Archbishop Vatche Hovsepian–Primate of the Armenian Church Western Diocese–took place at the

Hrant Markarian Re Applies for Citizenship

YEREVAN (Yerevan News Agency)–Nagorno-Karabakh liberation struggle leader and a defendant in the so-called "Dro" trial Hrant Markarian–once again–applied for Armenian citizenship after not receiving a response for two previous applications. In a letter to Levon Ter-Petrosyan dated Saturday–Markarian discusses the provisions of Armenia’s citizenship law and tells the leader that the current letter was his

Kocharian Meets With IAEA Chief

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Armenian Prime Minister Robert Kocharian met with a delegation of the International Atomic Energy Agency Friday led by the agency’s Director General–Hans Blix to discuss prospects for the development of Armenia’s power system. The sides stressed the need for cooperation between the IAEA and the government of Armenia. Blix said Armenia had made

Aram I Arrives in Tehran

ANTELIAS–His Holiness Aram I–the Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia–departed for Tehran Wednesday to take part in the annual pilgrimage to the St. Thadeus Monastery in Iranian Azerbaijan located in the north-western section of the Islamic Republic. The Catholicos–arrived in Tehran in the afternoon of the same day–after passing through the Island of Cyprus–where

ANCA Summer Internship Off to a Stron Start

WASHINGTON–The Leo Sarkissian and Ani Ardhaldjian Internship Programs began on June 23 with the arrival in Washington of Armenian American college students from throughout the United States–reported the Armenian National Committee of America. During the course of their six-week program–these students will take part in the ANCA’s daily work–acquire valuable political skills–interact with the Washington

IMF Sets Conditions on Loan Allocation

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–An International Monetary Fund economic recovery loan–for which Armenia was approved in May–was scheduled to be disbursed in three paymen’s. The first payment was received in June–while for the second increment–the IMF has set specific conditions–before the loan can be allocated. The Central Bank of Armenia reported that the IMF is going to

Midland Armenia Reports 360 Million Drams in Revenue

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–By the end of the second quarter of this year the balance of Midland Armenia bank was 11,310,909,000 drams–reported the bank in its quarterly disclosure. This amount is 2 billion drams more than at the end of the first quarter. The bank’s report for the second quarter indicates that for this period Midland

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