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Destinies

WHEN THE ARMY AND PEOPLE ARE UNITED, THEY ARE INVINCIBLE

The potential of the nation can be multiplied if it’s aimed, if it’s concentrated on the axis of such ideas which are inmost for our nation. We have no lack of potential if we are able to direct the mind and the consciousness of the whole society on primary problems and form a united system of values. Today much is spoken about the military-patriotic education of the generation. I think that education must be observed as a versatile and continuing phenomenon which includes moral, aesthetic and patriotic education as patriotism forms on the basis of various virtues. A man can’t be patriotic if he doesn’t love his parents, if he isn’t honest, if he isn’t honourable and conscious…

WE ARE SOLDIERS - WHETHER A GENERAL OR AN ORDINARY SOLDIER

We were united, we had a strong will. All our interests were combined. We needed an army, we all needed it, and we needed strength to protect our homes, our land, our parents and sons. There was no hesitation, doubt, divergence of opinions. Every Armenian gave the army whatever he could, one gave his knowledge and experience, the other his courage and devotion and the other helped financially. Even women sold their jewellery to buy weapons, rations and clothes. The warm and loving breath of our nation on our backs, we were ready to any deed. Army was so majestic that it had left no place for material things, meanness and personal ambitions. The birth of the national army is a living lesson for us and a behest to the coming generations; when we are together we are invincible.

CLASSROOM WAS NAMED AFTER LEONID AZGALDYAN

On November 22nd, the birthday of fighter-volunteer Leonid Azgaldyan, who perished on June 21st, 1992 for liberation of Nagorno Karabakh from the Azeri invaders and was аwarded a posthumous decoration of 1st degree “Battle Cross”, the classroom of Basic military training of the school No. 80 after V.Vagharshyan was named after the hero. In this connection a solemn ceremony was organized, and L.Azgaldyan’s comrades-in-arms told schoolchildren their memories about Leonid.

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For RA Justice Colonel Vazgen Arakelyan the 21st of September, Independence Day, was а double festival. In Anapa (Russian Federation) he participated in a solemn ceremony dedicated to the heroes-liberators of that city. Among them was his grandfather, Hero of the Soviet Union Souren Arakelyan, who 68 years ago, on September 21, 1943 covered with his chest enemy’s machinegun’s tube at Kurbatskaya settlement.