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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

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

New Armenian Website Launched

The Armenian Cultural Foundation announced the launching of "," the World Wide Web’s most comprehensive site for Armenian news and views. "" will serve as a gateway for all Armenia’s to communicate–exchange information and receive the latest news on a variety of cultural and political issues. Some of the services already available on the site

First “Sept. 25″ Trial to Begin

YEREVAN (Azg)-The trial of Mkrtich Meghavorian–Argishti Kivirian– Habet Petrossian– Seyran Masoyan and Vahe Beknazarian–charged with participating in the Sept. 25 demonstrations–will start Thursday. According to National Democratic Union board member Vova Hakhverdian–the trial will be heard by Justice Hovik Ghoukasian.

Repayment Mechanism Established in S&Amp;L Scandal

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)-After the trial of the Norinvest financial company was over–the investors’ commission–led by Karen Pahlevanian–worked out a deal with Norinvest officials which will pay back some of the money invested by people who lost money in the company. According to Pahlevanian–Norinvest has $55,000 in its account and approximately $200,000 in assets. Pahlevanian said

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