ARMENIA IMPORTS DANGEROUS MEAT
- In 2011, Armenia imported 11,000 tons of meat of antlered animals, 6,000 tons of pork and 281.8 kg of lamb meat from different countries, according to the data of the National Statistical Service.
President of the Consumers Association NGO Armen Poghosyan says these figures are not reliable. According to him, the cold meat that Armenia imports is not for daily sales, but for earthquakes, floods and other emergency situations.
He also calls on housewives not to use the meat in salads for a long time.
"If women prepare salads with cold meat, they should store those salads in the refrigerator and not serve them twice," Armen Poghosyan mentioned.
Poghosyan says the situation of fresh, cold meat sales is bad.
"We receive numerous alarms and complaints from citizens, saying that the meat purchased from stores and markets are not very fresh," Poghosyan said.
He also informed that his organization and the state food safety inspectorate to check meat trade spots and large factories, but the food safety inspectorate still hasn't responded.
- 1842 Birth of the great Armenian benefactor, petroleum magnat Alexander Mantashian in Tbilissi. He made donations to the Church (Ejmiadsin) and founded schools in Constantinople, Tbilissi, and Kareen -among other places. He also built the new building of the Nersisian School.
- 1872 The "Union for Salvation" is formed in Van (Western Armenia).
- 1878 Treaty of San Stefano signed between Russia and Turkey. Article 16 of the San Stefano Treaty guaranteed the security of Armenians in Western Armenia under the Turkish Empire. Article 61 of the Treaty of Berlin, however, annuled these guarantees and the majority of the Armenian lands were given to the Turks.
- 1905 Start of the Armenian - Tatar War.
- 1918 Signature of the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk between Russia and Germany.
- 1918 Signnature of the Russian - Turkish supplemental treaty in connection with the Peace Treaty between Russia, on the one hand, and Germany, Austria - Hungary, Bulgaria and Turkey on the other.
- 1920 The Boshevik "Workers' Struggle" Armenian newspaper is published in New Nakhichevan (Rostov, Russia).
- 1930 Opening of the National Seminary.
- 1935 Birth of writer Hrant Matevossyan.
- 1943 The first volume of the novel "Vardanank", written by Derenik Demirchyan, is published during World War 2 (the Great Patriotic War). Soldiers passed it from hand to hand on the front.
- 1953 Opening of the Armenian Manuscript Depository: the Matenadaran (Architect - Mark Grigoryan). The Matenadaran has more than 13 000 ancient manuscripts and more than 100 000 archived documents.
- 1955 Hovhannes Issakov is promoted to Admiral of the Fleet (USSR).
- 1958 Yerevan's Matenadaran (Manuscript Depository) is declared a Research Institute.