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ARF Youth of Greece Meet with Political Parties

ATHENSMembers of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Youth Organization of Greece met with representatives of several youth organizations of Greek political parties Sunday to discuss several issues ranging from the situation in Armenia to Western oil interests in Azerbaijan. The ARF Youth members outlined developmen’s in Armenia’since last September’s presidential elections and addressed several factors surrounding

NATO Leader to Visit Armenia

YEREVAN (Azg)-The Secretary-General of NATO–Javier Solano–will arrive in Yerevan next Wednesday. He is expected to meet with Levon Ter-Petrosyan–National Assembly Speaker Babken Ararktsian–Prime Minister Armen Sarkissian–Foreign Minister Alexander Arzoumanian and Defense Minister Vazgen Sargsyan. Solano is also expected to lecture at the American University of Armenia on "NATO in the Post Cold-War Period." He will

Nuclear Power Plant Shut Down

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)-Armenia’s Medzamor nuclear power plant was shut down on Tuesday because of electrical problems in the turbo- generator–head of the State Nuclear Control– Vladimir Kurginian– reported. Experts are trying to find the cause of the incident. According to Kurginian–at the time of the shut down–all security systems were operating normally. The International Nuclear

Defendant Says Truth will Never Come Out

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)-At the Monday session of the so-called "Trial of 31," the head of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Military Police–Colonel Gevork Iskanderian–said that he had not ordered former inspector of the same department–defendant Arthur Kazarian–to find out the source and route of the alleged arms transportation. He also said that it wasn’t

National Gallery Paintings Restored

YEREVAN (Golos Armenii–Snark)-Hovannes Aivazovsky’s famous painting–"Before the Storm," completed in 1888 and just recently restored–has been returned to the National Picture Gallery of Armenia. Head of the restoration department of the National Picture Gallery–Hamlet Matevosian–said that more than 100 paintings have undergone similar restorations during the past six years. The main cause of the damage

Armenian Filmmaker Awarded at Festival

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)-A second-year film student at the Armenian Pedagogical Institute received an award at an international film festival in the French city of Anjeaux–held Jan. 17-24. Vartan Hakopian directed the film–"Cest la Vie," which is a true story about Souren Seyranian– a researcher at the Mechanics Institute of the National Academy of Sciences. In

Model Citizen Program Ends

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)-A training seminar on "Children’s Rights– Human Rights and the Constitution," held under the "Citizen of the 21st Century" program came to an end last week. The model citizen project was implemented by the Pan- Armenian Women’s Union in association with the United Nations Center for Democracy and Human Rights. The participants of

Armenian Bloc Meets with Lebanese Speaker

BEIRUT-Members of the Lebanese parliament’s Armenian bloc met with Parliament Speaker Nabih Burri last Thursday to discuss issues of concern to Lebanese Armenia’s. Bloc members Dr. Sebouh Hovnanian–who is also a member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Central Committee of Lebanon–Khachig Babikian–Hagop Chakhoudarian and Apraham Dedeyan–stressed the importance of opening an Armenian Embassy in Beirut.

Prime Minister Meets with Media Representatives

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)-Last week Armenia’s Prime Minister Armen Sarkissian visited the state-owned Armenpress–Noyan Tapan and Snark news agencies–the Armenian State Television Company and the Tele-Radio Broadcasting Center to inspect the efficiency of these establishmen’s and their material and technical conditions. Sarkissian said that in the second half of February the government will meet with all

ARF Responds to Assembly Allegations

YEREVAN-The director of the Armenian Assembly of America’s Yerevan office–in discussing the meetings Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) had during his recent visit to Armenia–alleged that she was unable to contact the Armenian Revolutionary Federation’s offices in Yerevan to arrange a meeting because no one purportedly answered the telephone for four days. ARF Executive Council member