RUSSIAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION RESULTS WILL NOT CHANGE MOSCOW'S VIEW ON KARABAKH ISSUE - ARMENIAN POLITICAL SCIENTIST
- YEREVAN. - Armenian capital Yerevan's Caucasus Institute Director, political scientist Alexander Iskandaryan, does not think that Vladimir Putin's return to Russia's presidency will change Moscow's position on the Karabakh issue. Iskandaryan stated this view during a press conference on Monday.
"I do not think anything will change. Prior to the [Russian presidential] elections and now as well, the decisions were being made from the very same place during [President] Medvedev's tenure," the political scientist noted. But as per the analyst, Moscow will be compelled to reduce its vector of interests in Armenia and Azerbaijan alike.
Alexander Iskandaryan also maintained that Sunday's presidential elections in Russia cannot have a direct impact on Armenia's upcoming parliamentary elections and on the future political career of Armenia's Second President, Robert Kocharyan.
According to the political analyst, the sole impact on Armenia will be the fact that Russia will focus more on its own matters, and this will reflect on its relations with all CIS countries.
- 1862 Ter Harootyoonian publisheds the "Yeghbayraser" periodical until 1863, in Calcutta.
- 1873 Birth of writer Teodeek (Labchinchian) in Constantinople. He barely escaped from the Der Zor desert and lived under another name till the end of the First World War. Then he returned to his birthplace. His famous books are "Monument to April 24" and "Calendar for Everyone", which he finished in Paris.
- 1878 Birth of Zaruhi Dolukhanyan (singer). She died in 1936.
- 1920 Parade of the veterans of the defenders of Hatjin, Cilicia. Four battalions resisted Turkish aggression till the middle of October. The heroic battle of Hatjin is one of the bright pages in the history of our national struggle.
- 1924 Death of Vrooyr, actor, satirist, and founding editor of the "Hoosharar" periodical.
- 1959 Birth of Vazgen Sargsian, one of the leaders of the Artsakh War. He was Prime Minister of Armenia in June, 1999 and was assassinated in the Armenian National Assembly on 1999 10 27.
- 1991 Creation of the "Gharabagh Committee" of Russian intellectuals in Moscow. The purpose was the internationalization and just resolution of the Artsakh Problem.
- 1998 The Cypriot Parliament condemns the decision to desecrate the Makar Church (in the territories occupied by Turkey) by turning it into a hotel. The Turkish forces had devastated and pillaged it during Turkey's invasion of Cyprus in 1974.