Armenians celebrate the victory of the national men’s team in the 2012 Chess Olympiad in Istanbul

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The grandmasters led by Levon Aronian, the world’s second highest ranked chess player, received a hero’s welcome on their return to Armenia late on Monday.

President Serzh Sarkisian personally greeted them at Yerevan’s Zvartnots airport after sending his plane to Istanbul to fly them back home. ​​The five players and their coach Arshak Petrosian then headed to the city’s Liberty Square where hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the triumph. The celebration ended in a fireworks display.

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5 thoughts on “Armenians celebrate the victory of the national men’s team in the 2012 Chess Olympiad in Istanbul

  1. And imagine this. While Armenians celebrate chess heroes, Azeris celebrate axe terrorists they label as a ‘hero’ who is a coward and kills people while they sleep for no reason.

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