PATIENCE CUP FLIPPED
- Today in Yerevan it was an active day. There have been protests in several places. Near the Government House senior police officers showed their force to opposition MPs and women, some people tried to block the Bagramyan avenue, and each second asks in internet - when will this revolution happen?
Recently there was information that the head of the Armenian State Revenue Committee visited London and "shared experience" with his British counterparts. My colleague in this regard, said that he understands what the Armenian tax service can learn from the English, but what experience can we pass to our British colleagues. Apparently, the British chief tax collector asked how under the almost complete absence of industry in Armenia (excluding mining), with this decline of agriculture, Armenians manage to collect digit inflation taxes? How can they find reasons all the time to get into the pocket of the population? And how does the cup of people's patience not fill?
Apparently, the chief tax collector of Armenia revealed the secret. In Armenia, they drink coffee in the cup of patience and, after drinking, as expected, flip it. So, it cannot fill even with a strong desire.
True, it is unlikely that the chief tax collector of Armenia told his British counterpart that in 2008 the coffee almost "ran away" and they managed to stop it by force alone. For three years, the threat of force has been keeping the society from a new insurgency. No shortage of organization or lack of a leader but the fear keeps them back. Maybe, his British counterpart would have said that force is not fashionable now, and fraught with as in Arab countries. It is better to think of other methods, say, turn off the gas. Well, it is up to Russia, said to the chief tax collector of Armenia.
- 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.