Views & Interviews

Vardanyan: 99.9 percent we will run for elections on our own, with our own list of candidates

During an interview he gave to azatutyun.am (RFE/RL) ARF-D Supreme Council Chairman, Parliamentary Faction Secretary Aghvan Vardanyan stressed that 99 percent of the political parties in Armenia are created around one person, and express the views of one individual and that, according to him is one of the biggest problems of the country’s political system.…

Markarian: We Must Be Able to Work Together

ARF-D Leader Says No Decision Made on Joining Coalition (armenianweekly.com) YEREVAN — The Armenian Revolutionary Federation – Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) supported Armenia’s new constitution and must now take part in trying to implement it to ensure internal stability and development in the country, according to ARF-D Bureau representative Hrant Markarian. “We [the ARF-D] cannot stand aside—we…

An Interview With ARF-D Bureau Member Dr. Viken Yacoubian

(asbarez.com) On the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun, Asbarez approached ARF-D Bureau member Dr. Viken Yacoubian to elaborate on some of the critical issues facing the Armenian Nation, as well as assess some of the challenges encountered by the party as it continues its activities well through a second century…

ARF-Dashnaktustyun expects a clear position from the Palestinian Authority

YEREVAN, August 29, 2015 (ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Press Office) – Recently Hikmet Hajiyev, the spokesman for Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry told the Azerbaijani media that Palestine is not planning to open an embassy in Armenia in the near future. According to the Azerbaijani ministry’s spokesperson, the Palestinian embassy in Baku contacted with the administration of the President and…

Disturbing Sightings… of the Ghosts of Two Evil Empires

by Tatul Sonentz-Papazian (armenianweekly.com) – Almost a century after their violent “demise” at the hands of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin and Mustafa Kemal Ataturk—two impromptu revolutionaries whose cross-purposes of international and national socialism shaped the gruesome decades that followed their success—the restless specters of the “defunct” empires of the Russian czars and the Turkish padishahs are…

HMF: Publication of Volume One of “The Journal of Socialism and Democracy”

The Hrayr Maroukhian Foundation presents the first volume of the Journal of Socialism and Democracy, which includes three articles (in armenian): “The Perception of the Ideas of Democracy and Socialism through the Centuries,” “The ARF’s Vision of Democracy and Socialism,” “The Principles of Socialism – Freedom, Justice, Equality and Solidarity.” This Journal is intended to…

Armen Rustamyan: Palestine’s precedent gives the Mountainous Karabakh representatives the right to be represented in Council of Europe

Interview with Armen Rustamyan, a member of the Armenian Delegation to PACE, Head of the Armenian Parliament Foreign Relations Commission, parliamentarian from ARF-Dashnaktsutyun by Oksana Musaelyan ArmInfo The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has voted to grant “Partner for democracy” status to the Palestinian National Council (PNC). The Armenian Delegation takes a…

ARF-D Bureau Chairman Worried About Snap Polls

President Serzh Sargsyan could call fresh parliamentary elections soon in an effort to maximize his and his allies’ chances of holding on to power, a leader of the opposition Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun said on Wednesday. Hrant Margaryan, chairman of the party’s governing Bureau, also acknowledged that the rival Armenian National Congress (HAK) of former President…

Socialism and the struggle for justice in Armenia

In September 1996, the Armenian Revolutionary Federation rejoined the Socialist International, which it had originally joined in 1907. In 2003, the ARF became a full member of the Socialist International, thus becoming the only party in the CIS with such a status. During the XXIII Congress of the Socialist International in June 2008 in Athens,…