2019 May 9
Anti-Corruption & News - May/9/2019: Victory day.
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Today is May 9th. The former USSR republics celebrate the WW2 victory day. Artsakh Republic and Armenia also celebrate the Shushi, Artsakh liberation day, and the formation of Artsakh defense army.
Serj Sargsyan visited the Artsakh war memorial and Vazgen Sargsyan monument, gave a short interview. https://youtu.be/nRjWEc2ciOk?t=44
When you take a couple of sips while dhol messes with your head
President Armen Sarkissian met a 99 year old veteran who fought in Caucasus before fighting in Ukraine, Poland, Prague, and then finally participating in the invasion of Berlin. They'll celebrate the man's 100th anniversary together next year.
A journalist asked president Sarkissian if the rumors are true that he is secretly colluding with LHK to plot a "coup" against Pashinyan. Sarkissian sharply criticized it, saying it's time to stop believing or spreading such rumors.
Context: Few months ago Sarkissian met the LHK leader, which he described as an ordinary routine meeting. Anti-Sarkissian rumors begun to circulate by unverified sources alleging that he is plotting something.
President Sarkissian is not a member of QP or LHK.
Mayor Hayko Marutyan's grandfather also fought in WW2 before becoming a churchman. He tells a story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Yc1HGQfYEM
Armenian and Russian soldiers held a victory parade in Gyumri.
Vanadzor memorial march https://youtu.be/Q9sHxPjvSfo?t=14
Yerevan residents held a traditional march where they raised the pictures of their grandfathers who fought in WW2.
Shushi was liberated 27 years ago today.
WW2 TLDR & footage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiMPwxD83D0
TLDR of how Artsakh defense army was formed on May 9th https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlU8hHflkTw
Soria becomes the 33rd Spanish city to recognize the Armenian Genocide. All 4 council parties voted in favor. Spain has not officially recognize it yet.
https://www.facebook.com/EmbajadadeArmenia/photos/pb.298020287063847.-2207520000.1557421816./1128538244012043/?type=3&theater ---- https://artsakhpress.am/eng/news/106393/ ---- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armenian_Genocide_recognition
Arsenal player Henrikh Mkhitaryan will marry an Armenian businessman Mikael Vardanyan's daughter in Italy this summer, says Shant TV.
Link to original report: https://www.reddit.com/r/armenia/comments/bmnrsy/anticorruption_news_may92019_victory_day/
|2018 Daily Armenia Reports|
|2019 Daily Armenia Reports|