FORMER ARMENIAN FM'S AFFAIR BRINGS MORMONS TO MIND - NEWSPAPER
- YEREVAN. - In its statement released Tuesday in connection with the case of Armenia's former FM Vartan Oskanian, the National Security Service mentioned the name of Huntsman, who is head of the Mormons, that is, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hraparak daily writes.
"The Mormons came to Armenia for the first time in 1988, at the time of the earthquake, to carry out charitable programs. Subsequently, they settled in Armenia, with their serious business and church.
The Mormons were warmly received in Armenia in the 1990s, during the days of [First President Levon] Ter-Petrosyan, and even more warmly during the ten-year tenure of [second President Robert] Kocharyan. Huntsman was even issued a Special Status passport and he 'carried out' projects.
The Mormons' church in Armenia has 3,000 members," Hraparak writes.
NORMALIZATION OF ARMENIAN-TURKISH RELATIONS WILL POSITIVELY IMPACT REGION - US ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE
- 1878 Signature of the Treaty of Berlin. Unlike the Treaty of San Stefano, no guarantees for reforms in Western Armenia were stipulated. Turkey undertook no reforms.
- 1884 A tax rebellion starts in Zeitoon against the Turkish "reforms". It is led by the mayor, Prince Papik.
- 1896 Bishops Ormanian and Doorian publish the "Massees" denominational daily.
- 1921 The first "Sovkhoz" (State Farm) is created in Armenia.
- 1988 The Supreme Soviet of the Azerbaijani SSR denies the 1988 02 20 petition by the Autonomous Region of Nagorno Gharabagh to rejoin Armenia.