Ex-Director of Yerevan Circus “Used” Tour Money


YEREVAN, AUGUST 25. ARMINFO. For lack of funds, the Yerevan circus
will not take part in the 3rd international youth contest if circus
art in Moscow on September 2-7.

Talking to ARMINFO, Director of the Yerevan circus Sos Petrosyan
pointed out that the new temporary head of the circus Andreas Srapyan
ordered the profit received last season, 10mln. AMD, to be directed to
the repair of his cabinet, whereas the collective decided to use the
funds to cover the expenses for participation in the festivals of
circus art in Moscow and Monte Carlo, as well as for inviting circus
actors from China, Russia and Germany.

On May 14, the newly appointed Minister of Culture Hovik Hoveyan
relieved S. Petrosyan of his post and appointed A. Srapyan, a
representative of the “Law-Governed Country” party, one of the three
parties in power in Armenia. Petrosyan applied to court and defended
his interests for three months. On July 29, after getting acquainted
with the verdict of the Court of Cassation, Hoveyan restored Petrosyan
to his post, but has so far refused to receive him to discuss the
problems of the Yerevan State Circus.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress