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COLONEL GENERAL GURGEN DALIBALTAYAN

I knew Colonel General Gurgen Dalibaltayan in the years of service in the Soviet army. He was a classical Military: reserved, taciturn, without pathos and virtuosity, extremely hard-working, selfless and dedicated. He was the kind of person who loves his country without words, avoids demonstration of that. However, under the cool, level-headed, unemotional man the infinitely loving heart to his homeland was concealed.

MEETING WITH GENERAL

The aim was to create a reliable communication between Karabakh and Armenia, as Lachin was in a difficult situation, it was surrounded by a large force of the enemy. And it is the shortest way to Karabakh. In short, historically scattered particles became united.

DEDICATED MILITARY AND CITIZEN: COLONEL-GENERAL GURGEN DALIBALTAYAN

Pioneer of the RA Armed Forces, renowned military and public figure, Colonel-General Gurgen Dalibaltayan passed away on September 1, 2015.
Gurgen Dalibaltayan was born on June 5, 1926, in Georgia, the Great Aragyan village of the Ninotsminda region.
In 1947, graduated from the Infantry School in Tbilisi. In 1958-61, studied at Frounzeh Military Academy. He served in the USSR Armed Forces from 1947 to 1991. General Dalibaltayan also occupied multiple commanding positions in Echmiadzin, Yerevan, Perekeshkul, Prishib, Kirovabad, Abakan and Rostov-on-Don.

YOU ARE OUR FRIEND ...

You’re my friend, like the rest of my friends, whom I see every day in the editorial office for many years and never think how much space they occupy in my heart and in my life. And your place is empty now, and we are all so stunned, because this sudden emptiness is so great that heavy silence descended on the office.

GERARD CAFESJIAN

Well-known philanthropist Gerard Cafesjian (1925-2013) was born on April 26, in New York in the family of survivors of Armenian Geocide of 1915 in Turkey. In 1952 Gerard began his professional career at West Publishing Company as an editor on the legal issues. After several management positions he eventually became deputy executive chairman of the company.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MY COMRADE!

Artillery of the Armenian army was created and formed in difficult conditions. Armenian artillery on the battlefield showed indescribable courage, bravery, will and with this further strengthened the fighting capacity of the army. One of those was dedicated military Garunik Khachatur Abgaryan – Grad Garoun.

ARTSAKH WAR HERO: VAHAGEN VARDEVANYAN

Vahagen Vardevanyan was born on December 27, 1996 in Yerevan. In 1990 in Shengavit district of Yerevan a group was formed headed by Hovik Geroyan, and Vahagen joins the group and participates in military operations.