Nikolay Ryzhkov Considers Aid To Armenia After Earthquake Unpreceden


10:29, 7 December, 2012

GYUMRI, DECEMBER 7, ARMENPRESS. Twenty four years ago there was neither
city here, nor housing resources, nor factories. The psychological
state of people was unbearable. This was the first impression. As
reports “Armenpress” the member of Council of the Russian Federation,
Co-Chairman of the Armenian-Russian Intergovernmental Cooperation
Committee Nikolay Ryzhkov, who visited Gyumri one of these days,
again recalled the devastating earthquake and its consequences.

The Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR stated: “The first
thing I remember was the ruined building of the department store. There
was a terrible scenery: people were crying and searching for their
relatives. Also I remember that people saw us and approached asking
why we don’t go something. Helicopters arrived and brought medical
instruments and articles of prime necessity.”

24 years past since one of the most terrible disasters Armenia had to
face with. Devastating earthquake happened in a territory occupying
almost 40 percent of Armenia on December 7, 1988. The magnitude of
earthquake equaled to 10 points.

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