Presidential Candidate's Failed Assassination Attempt: Questions Remain

Ex-Soviet Dissident Paruyr Hayrikian is a great leader, one of the main founders ¬†of the democratic movement in the Soviet Union, an important voice of Armenia’s self-determination and independence in the last days of the Soviet Union and the institution of the newly independent Armenia. However, his political value in today’s Armenia is all but historical. So when I heard the news about assassination attempt against Hayrikian, my first reaction was like: “Why on earth!”

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