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 January 9 , 2004 


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New Leadership to the North: Armenians react to Georgia's change of power


The November velvet revolution in Georgia was crowned January 4, when Mikhail Sahakashvili gained a landslide victory, collecting 96 percent of votes to become president of Armenia's neighbor to the north.

In his first televised interview, the 36 year old Sahakashvili promised development and prosperity for the republic and to recover the country's loses suffered at the hands of former president Edward Shevarnadze and his family.



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The Naghdalyan Case: Appeals court hears further testimony


Over the past month, an appeals court has heard new testimony in the murder case of the Chairman of Public TV of Armenia Tigran Naghdalyan.

In November the Court of First Instance found Armen Sargsyan (younger brother of slain Prime Minister Vazgen Sargsyan and of oppositional leader Aram Sargsyan) guilty of ordering the murder of the popular journalist. Naghdalyan was shot to death December 28, 2002. Armen Sargsyan was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment.




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Amber Square?

All dressed up for the holidays, Republic Square has never looked so rosey (well not since it was "Lenin Square" anyway). In addition to its giant holiday tree, this year all government buildings were lit, casting a soft glow in the moist Yerevan nights.

 

 

 

 





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