Armenia celebrates Day of Victory and Peace
By Tigran Liloyan
ITAR-TASS News Agency
May 9, 2004 Sunday
YEREVAN, May 9 — Armenia on Sunday is celebrating Day of Victory and
Peace. Thousands of people came to the Pobeda Park in the Armenian
capital Yerevan to commemorate the fighters who fell in the Second
World War battles.
Representatives of the republican authorities, ministries, departments,
the army, law enforcement bodies, political parties and public
associations, as well as war veterans, living in the republic, laid
wreaths and flowers at the eternal flames of the Unknown Soldier Tomb.
Chairman of the Armenian National Assembly Artur Bagdasaryan, Prime
Minister Andranik Margaryan and other high-ranking officials of the
country attended the ceremony. They also laid a wreath from Armenian
President Robert Kocharyan who is visiting Stepanakert to celebrate
the first anniversary of Shusha town’s capture in the course of the
Employees of the Russian embassy in Armenia, representatives of the
command of the Russian military base and border guards stationed
in the republic laid wreaths and flowers at the monument. Heads of
diplomatic missions and military attaches took part in the ceremony.
Following the performance of the national anthems of the Russian
Federation and the Republic of Armenia, columns of Russian troops
and border guards as well as of the Armenian army marched.
From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress