Armenia Buries Prime Minister

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Yerevan, Republic of Armenia © Onnik Krikorian / Oneworld Multimedia 2007
Via Oneworld Multimedia, March 28, 2007: “Armenia today said farewell to the longest serving prime minister in its short history as an independent, post-Soviet state. Andranik Markarian died on March 25 from a heart attack less than two months before parliamentary elections considered to be the most important test for democracy yet faced by Armenia.”
More photos and links to further coverage on yesterday’s funeral over on the original post: http://oneworld.blogsome.com/2007/03/28/armenia-buries-prime-minister/

COMMENTS

  • <cite class="fn">Onnik Krikorian</cite>

    Just to let readers know, there are more photos and links to further coverage on yesterday’s funeral over on the original post.
    http://oneworld.blogsome.com/2007/03/28/armenia-buries-prime-minister/

  • <cite class="fn">Observer</cite>

    updated

  • <cite class="fn">Grigor</cite>

    I have followed the development of news also in other sources and I think there are two issues I should mention.
    What are the requirements to end up at Pantheon, next to Komitas and other outstanding Armenians? Isn’t it too exaggerated? I am not writing as an Armenian only (though I could), but I feel the values, the real values, cultural values should be untouched by politics. I do doubt if in five years one will remember Mr. Margaryan. but what is the sense of making Pantheon into public summitry. I take it for a blasphemy. I am sorry.
    The second concern and therefore comment of mine is the speech of Armenian Apostolic Party. I wonder why they do not participate in Parliamentary elections? It is high time for them to remember the fact that religion should stay apart of politics.

  • <cite class="fn">Onnik Krikorian</cite>

    The point about Pantheon is taken, and I certainly remember there being much controversy about Tigran Naghdalian being buried there, for example. Anyway, seems like the Kocharian administration has decided that the Pantheon is appropriate. Maybe things change.

  • <cite class="fn">Grigor</cite>

    And how would you immagine things can change?:)

  • <cite class="fn">Observer</cite>

    I don’t know – do you have any suggestions yourself?

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