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© Haykakan Zhamanak
As early as “@ 2007-03-21 09:07:00” Narjan reported that the word “DOD” is charcoaled on the wall of presidential palace in Yerevan, which was promptly cleaned up to spoil the joy of the bloggers, who nevertheless appreciated the efficiency of cleaning works.
Later on 22nd March via CRD / TI Armenia Election Monitor 2007 and JLiving notes we learn, that Armenian newspaper Haykakan Zhamanak has a cover story article about the incident:
HJ says (with picture) that yesterday the President of RA had meeting with security ministers. The meeting is called because expression “DOD” was written on the walls of President’s residency on Bagramian street. It is obvious that the action aimed at stating an association of the President with the head of Prosperous Armenia, Gagik Tsarukayn, whose nickname is DODI GAGO. In addition, Tsarukyan’s picture on Hayastan Trade House was spoiled by red paint. (CRD / TI Armenia Election Monitor 2007)
Explanations for friends from abroad
* “DOD” (slang) translates into Russian as “stupid”, “feeble-minded”, “imbecile”
** Gagik Tsarukyan (nicknamed Dodi Gago) – is an Armenian oligarch, leader of “Prosperous Armenia” party created by him not long ago. Unofficial sources claim that the party is supported by the President of Armenia.
*** “prosperous” (shorthand by author) – is the “Prosperous Armenia”. (JLiving notes)
While bloggers enjoy the paint on presidential walls, The Armenian Odar suffers from the “banner for Bargavats Hayastan (Prosperous Armenia – Dodi Gago’s party) on the building opposite” hers, saying “I guess I’ll have to put up with it at least until the elections on May 12. :-(“.
Yerevan, March 21, 2007 © The Armenian Odar