No sale of Hayrusgazard shares discussed in Moscow


May 17 2004

YEREVAN, MAY 17, ARMENPRESS: HayRusGazArd company, a joint
Russian-Armenian company and the sole natural gas supplier to Armenia,
denied today media allegations that president Kocharian discussed
during his weekend visit to Moscow with the chief manager of Russian
Gazprom the question of handing over 45 percent of HayRusGazArd shares
to the Russian company.

A spokeswoman for HayRusGazArd, Shushan Sardarian, said 45 percent
of the company’s shares belong to the government of Armenia, another
45 percent to Gazprom and 10 percent to Itera.

She said Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller and Robert Kocharian discussed the
current situation with Russia’s gas supplies to Armenia and issues
connected with the condition of the gas network in Armenia.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS