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ARMENIAN POLICE DETAINED RECIDIVIST WHO ESCAPED FROM PRISON HOSPITAL

May 28, 2004 - 21:06 AMT  00:49 GMT
Rostom Danielian, who was sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment, was found in his friend's house in the village of Aygeshat.

AZERBAIJANI DEFENSE MINISTER REFUTED HEARSAY ON ARMENIANS SERVING AT AZERI TERRITORY

May 28, 2004 - 20:24 AMT  00:49 GMT
Safar Abiyev stated that not a single officer of Armenian origin woks at the Gabalin radiolocating station rented by Russia.

EU SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR KARABAKH TO VISIT CONFLICT REGION LATE JUNE

May 28, 2004 - 20:03 AMT  00:49 GMT
EU Special Envoy in Azerbaijan Antonius de Vries stated, that EU has no intention to interfere with the activities of the OSCE Minsk Group.

ARMENIANS OF KUBAN SOLEMNIZING DAY OF FIRST REPUBLIC

May 28, 2004 - 19:06 AMT  00:49 GMT
Armenian ensembles to give performances in Krasnodar on May 28-29

CHARLES AZNAVOUR AND KIRK KERKORIAN NATIONAL HEROES OF ARMENIA

May 28, 2004 - 18:47 AMT  00:49 GMT
On the occasion of the Day of First Republic the Armenian President signed the decree to confer the title of National Hero of Armenia to French cabaret singer Charles Aznavour and US philanthropist Kirk Kerkorian and decorate them with the Fatherland order.

ROBERT KOCHARIAN: MAY 28 EXAMPLE OF NATIONAL UNITY WE SHOULD FOLLOW TODAY

May 28, 2004 - 18:46 AMT  00:49 GMT
With the establishment of the first Republic of Armenia in 1918 our people returned to the world political arena after a secular interval, Armenian President's message dedicated to the Day of First Republic says.

ARMENIA CELEBRATING DAY OF FIRST REPUBLIC

May 28, 2004 - 18:44 AMT  00:49 GMT
The First Republic of Armenia was proclaimed May 28, 1918, however it existed for only a period of 2 years after what the Soviet Power was established in Armenia.

NO PARALLELS CAN BE DRAWN BETWEEN ABKHAZIA, OSETIA AND KARABAKH

May 25, 2004 - 05:00 AMT  00:49 GMT
According to the newspaper ''Echo'', Baku, demonstrations of protest demanding to give Karabakh back to Azerbaijan are being held in Stepanakert. None of the sources confirmed this information. Our colleagues in Stepanakert assured there were no demonstrations in Karabakh. It is evident that this is another falsification.
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