Policy

Statement on Armenian-Turkish Relations

The Bureau of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun held a special plenary session in Yerevan on September 9-10. The main issues on the agenda were the complicated military and political situation created in the region and Armenian-Turkish relations. After thoroughly discussing the internal and external challenges facing Armenia, the plenary session of the ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Bureau considered…

DECLARATION of the Participants of the Rally of 2 September 2008

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Artsakh[1] movement and on the 17th anniversary of the establishment of the Republic of Mountainous Karabakh[2], we, the participants of the public rally organized by the ARF-Dashnaktsutyun and held in Yerevan on 2 September 2008, assert: The recent war and developments in the South Caucasus have…

ARF-D Candidate Laments “Artificial” Voter Choice

The candidate of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun complained on Monday that many Armenians view the upcoming presidential election as a two-horse race between their current and former leaders and could ignore other candidates opposed to both rival camps. “The people are faced with an artificial choice,” Vahan Hovhannesyan said during a campaign trip to the…

ARF-D Candidate Deplores Election Fraud

The presidential candidate of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun questioned the legitimacy of Armenia’s leadership and pledged to end the country’s culture of electoral fraud as he campaigned in the southern Armavir region on Tuesday. Addressing a small crowd that gathered in the eponymous regional capital, deputy parliament speaker Vahan Hovhannesyan explained why he thinks the…

AYF meets with ARF-D presidential candidate Vahan Hovhannesyan

SPRING . 2008 . HAYTOUG . 03 — During a recent visit to the United States, the Armenian Youth Federation was able to organize a town hall meeting between Vice Speaker of the Armenian National Assembly and ARF-Dashnaktsutyun presidential candidate Vahan Hovhannesyan and the Armenian youth of Los Angeles. Portions of the question and answer…

Argentina conference focuses on “Armenians and Progressive Politics”

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Progressive activists and intellectuals from North and South America gathered here on June 1-2 for a conference titled “Armenians and Progressive Politics in the 21st Century.” Organized by the ARF-Dashnaktsutyun’s Armenia Cultural Association, the conference sought to build on the enthusiastic discussions generated by last year’s “Armenians and the Left” project…

ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Policy Principles

The basic principles of the ARF-Dashnaktsutyun strategy are: a)      The source of ARF’s strength is its ideology, its organizational structure, its individual member’s commitment, its historical past and the Armenian people; b)      The ARF is independent in its policies and practices; c)       For the ARF, authority and national leadership role are not self-serving, but rather…

DECLARATION on the Occasion of the 15th Anniversary of Armenia’s Independence

Dear compatriots, This year all Armenians will celebrate the 15th anniversary of their independent statehood. We will celebrate aware of the uniqueness of this jubilee, determined to reform, build and strengthen our all-Armenian home. Independence is an utmost value and it is the duty of each of us to make Armenia a center for justice,…

ARF-D Press Service Issues a Statement Regarding Georgian Official’s Comments

YEREVAN (ARF-D Press Service, 18 March 2005) – In the March 14 issue of the Georgian newspaper “Rao-Rao” an interview is published with Georgi Gachechiladze, advisor to the Georgian president on international issues; we state the following regarding his comments: 1. The Armenian Revolutionary Federation has never sought and does not seek “Georgia’s destruction through…