LOSING MONEY IS LOSING NOTHING, WHILE LOSING BELIEF, IS LOSING YOURSELF - RULING PARTY MEMBER
- YEREVAN. - There were no positive changes to reduce pressure against journalists, they just were transferred to courts, opposition parliament Heritage group MP Larisa Alaverdyan told the journalists on Tuesday.
Her remarks came after Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said that the pressure against journalists has been reduced.
In response, the other participant of the conference Republican Party MP Hovhannes Sahakyan said that lawsuits filed for slander should not be taken as pressure.
As for Sargsyan's new slogan for the RPA at the party's recent congress 'Let's believe and change,' Alaverdyan said she cannot understand what people should trust.
'We should believe in ourselves to realize the changes. When you lose money, you lose nothing, when you lose a friend, you lose half of yourself, but when you lose belief, you lose yourself completely," Sahakyan said in response.
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- 1797 Agha-Muhammad occupies Shooshee but is later killed there.
- 1809 The English-Persian agreement is signed. England promises to help Persia during the Russian-Persian war.
- 1817 Birth of Kerovbe Apenian in Constantinople, researcher of Classical Armenian, philologist, linguist, clergyman and member of the Mkhitarist Congregation.
- 1823 The Turkish-Persian reconciliation treaty was signed in Karin (Erzroom, Western Armenia). Bayazet is again ceded to Turkey.
- 1837 Senator Gun comes to Transcaucasia to examine the situation and to develop an outline for reforms.
- 1864 Birth of National ethnologist, archeologist, and ethnolinguist Yervand Lalayan in Gyoomree (formerly Alexandropol then Leninakan). He founded Armenian Ethnological Society and its museum.
- 1876 Birth of Aram Zardaryan in Sebastia. He was active in the American workers' movement. His remains were moved from the USA to Yerevan and laid in the City Pantheon.
- 1897 Birth of Yeghisheh Charents (writer) in Ghars (Western Armenia). He was murdered in 1937 by the Soviet Secret Police.
- 1907 Birth of engineer Sargis Tevosyan in Davalu (Ararat Region). He played a vital role in the development of Armenia's chemical industry. Kirovakan's Chemical College is named after him.
- 1955 Death of Dr. Artashes Abeghian.
- 1959 Death of Ashot Ter - Mkrtchyan, professor, mathematician, and mechanical engineer. He was prominent in science and technology.
- 1989 James Balyan was the first Armenian who flew in space on the "Discovery" spaceship. He was a doctor of medical sciences.