ARMENIA "SUFFERS" FROM FORBES - NEWSPAPER
- YEREVAN. - Last year the Forbes Magazine published the rating chart of the world's worst economies, and in it Armenia was in second spot, only behind Madagascar, Apaga weekly writes.
"In response to that publication, the country's [Armenia's] numerous statesmen quickly criticized the Magazine's data. Then everyone began to forget about this publication, especially since this was 'convenient' for many. The qualitative full value of Forbes' rating chart leaves a feeling of equivocalness, [and] the given publication seems to 'smell' the scent of oil which is extracted not too far away. Had Armenia's economy been on another qualitative level, no one would have dared to send our country to the world's 'economic garbage.' The world already has all the grounds to laugh at us, especially when we, on the level of senior officials, attempt to prove that we are not dashing down the abyss, as Forbes has unjustifiably written, but rather we are just approaching the edge of that abyss," Apaga writes.
- 1818 Birth of Anton Garagashyan (historian) in Constantinople. He died in 1903.
- 1829 Alexander Griboyedov, Russian Ambassador in Iran, poet and a friend of the Armenians, falls victim to Fateh-Ali Shah's brutal attack.
- 1841 Birth of Patriarch Malachia Ormanyan in Constantinople. He died in 1918.
- 1882 Birth of Garsoev (Garsoyan). He was a military figure, and a Professor of Naval Science. His rank was Captain, Second Level.
- 1884 Birth of Ashkharabek Kalantar (Lorees Kalantar) in Ardvee (Loree Province). Thanks to this professor of armenology, archeology, and history, many scholarly materials, including Anee's archeological collections, have survived.
- 1936 Birth of Paulo Cuneo, Italian architect and art critic. He was one of the founders of the Medieval Armenian Architecture Department at Rome University.