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41% of Armenia’s economy in shadow: Artsvik Minasyan

No proposal of ARF Dashnaktsutyun was accepted by RA Government since it joined the opposition, even the ones presented when ARFD was in ruling coalition and were underway, are currently turned down. This proves the fact that RA authorities are guided not by political or economic expediency, but political conjecture, ARFD member Artsvik Minasyan told…

ARF-D delegation meetings in Moscow

ARF Bureau member Mario Nalbatian, as Co-Chair of the Socialist International’s Committee on the CIS, the Caucasus and the Black Sea Region had several meetings in Moscow on December 9-10, 2009 with Russian state and political circles. Accompanying Nalbatian was ARF-D Bureau member Levon Mgrtchyan and the director of the ARF-D Moscow office Yuri Navoyan.…

ARF-D Representatives at the 8th PES Congress

The 8th Congress of the Party of European Socialists (PES) took place in the capital of the Czech Republic, Prague, on December 7-8, 2009, with the participation of more than 1500 representatives of member parties, members of the European Parliament, government ministers from European member states, including representatives from sister parties and PES activists. Among…

ARF-D Leaders Meet with State Dept. Official

YEREVAN (ARF Press Office)—Director of the State Department’s Office of Caucasus Affairs and Regional Conflicts, Ethan A. Goldrich, visited the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Kristapor Mikaelian Center Monday and met with a high-ranking party delegation. ARF Supreme Council of Armenia chairman Armen Rustamian, ARF Bureau member Aghvan Vartanian and ARF Political Director Giro Manoyan met with…

ARF-D Leader Blasts Russia

A leader of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun accused Russia on Tuesday of acting against the national interests of Armenia, Moscow’s closest regional ally, in its growing dealings with Turkey and Azerbaijan. Vahan Hovhannesyan, a member of the opposition party’s ruling Bureau, also chided former President Robert Kocharian, a longtime Dashnaktsutyun ally, for his scornful reaction…

ARF-D Leader Worried About Sargsyan-Ter-Petrosian Union

A top leader of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun expressed on Sunday concern about the possibility of a shock alliance between President Serzh Sarkisian and his hitherto main nemesis, Levon Ter-Petrosian. Speaking at a Dashnaktsutyun rally held in Paris, Hrant Margaryan, chairman of the party’s ruling Bureau, said he hopes Sargsyan will not accept what he…

ARF-D Unveils Roadmap to Regime Change in Armenia

YEREVAN — On Oct. 23, the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) unveiled a detailed plan — called a “roadmap to regime change” — saying that for Armenia to persevere and survive, fundamental changes are needed to its socio-economic, political, and governmental structures. These changes, it argued, were to ensure the pursuit of a national agenda. Speaking…

ARF-D Issues Announcement on Armenia-Turkey Protocols

On Aug. 31, protocols on the establishment and development of relations between the republics of Armenia and Turkey were officially announced. Armenia and Armenians entered a new phase, which is encumbered with numerous threats and danger. The Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) warned about these concerns from the onset of the political process by intermittently expressing the…