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[[Image:Hamalir1-rferl.jpg|frame|right|Hamalir Sports and Concert Complex in Yerevan]]
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[[Image:Hamalir1-rferl.jpg|frame|right|Hamalir Sports and Concert Complex in Yerevan.]]
The Sports and Music Complex (Marzahamergayin Hamalir) was opened in 1984. Stairs along a cascade of fountains lead visitors to the Complex, reminiscent of the silhouette of a huge bird with open wings. The building itself resembles the Sydney Opera House of Australia.
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The '''Hamalir''', also known as the '''Sports and Music Complex''' (Marzahamergayin Hamalir) was opened in 1984 in [[Yerevan]]. Stairs along a cascade of fountains lead visitors to the Complex, reminiscent of the silhouette of a huge bird with open wings. The building itself resembles the Sydney Opera House of [[Australia]].
  
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On October 9, 2005, the complex, named in honor of [[Karen Demirchyan]], was sold for 5,700,000 USD. The contract was signed between the Armenian government and the Russian organization BAMO. Murad Muradian, an Armenian from [[Moscow]], and head of the BAMO holding, attempted to gain the support of Yerevan citizens who were hesitant about the privatization of the building. Two conditions were put forward by Armenian president [[Robert Kocharian]]: The name of the complex must not be changed and it must preserve its functional meaning. The organization agreed to these conditions and has taken up the commitment to make an investment of nearly 10 million dollars within 3 years.
Regarding the privatization of Hamalir by Murad Muradian,  
 
ARAVOT reported that yesterday the newspaper received a call from Moscow from Harutiun Muradian, an MP from the National Unity party and the elder brother of Murad Muradian, the owner of BAMO Company. According to H. Muradian, someone may have suggested that Murad buy "Hamalir" Complex, but, "I am sure and state with responsibility that this advice would not be successful and this is not kind advice.” The paper goes on to say that yesterday they received another call from the residents of Ajapnyak community, who said that the inside of the “Hamalir” complex is undergoing demolition.
 
 
 
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09-09-2005
 
 
 
THE SPORT-CONCERT COMPLEX SOLD
 
 
 
Today the RA authorities sold the sport-concert complex after Karen
 
Demirchyan for 5 million 700 thousand USD. The contract was signed today
 
between the RA Government and the Russian organization BAMO.
 
 
 
After the signing the organization rendered a 40-minute press conference.
 
The head of the BAMO holding Mourad Mouradyan started the meeting with the  
 
journalists with these words, `We are residents of Martouni, and we were  
 
born and educated in Armenia...'. In one word, the new owners of the Complex
 
tried to soothe the negative attitude towards them created in the Republic
 
and introduced themselves as patriots.
 
 
 
According to the BAMO head, the RA President has put forward two conditions:  
 
the name of the Complex must not be changed, and it must preserve its  
 
functional meaning. The organization has agreed. According to the contract
 
the area of 19.5 hectares including the fountains and the stairs has also
 
been sold. The organization has taken up the commitment to make an  
 
investment of 9-10 million USA in 3 years.
 

Revision as of 23:06, 30 October 2005

File:Hamalir1-rferl.jpg The Hamalir, also known as the Sports and Music Complex (Marzahamergayin Hamalir) was opened in 1984 in Yerevan. Stairs along a cascade of fountains lead visitors to the Complex, reminiscent of the silhouette of a huge bird with open wings. The building itself resembles the Sydney Opera House of Australia.

On October 9, 2005, the complex, named in honor of Karen Demirchyan, was sold for 5,700,000 USD. The contract was signed between the Armenian government and the Russian organization BAMO. Murad Muradian, an Armenian from Moscow, and head of the BAMO holding, attempted to gain the support of Yerevan citizens who were hesitant about the privatization of the building. Two conditions were put forward by Armenian president Robert Kocharian: The name of the complex must not be changed and it must preserve its functional meaning. The organization agreed to these conditions and has taken up the commitment to make an investment of nearly 10 million dollars within 3 years.