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July 20, 13:00 Media Center in Gyumri’s journalists’ Asparez Club (address 96 Pushkin str., Gyumri) will host a public discussion on The necessity of overcoming Shirak region’s socio-economic problems after the velvet revolution: the strategy adopted by the new authorities.


Vardan Grigoryan, RA Shirak region governor

Seyran Martirosyan, Sakharov Armenian Human Rights Protection Center, Head of Shirak region office
Gagik Hambaryan, political scientist

Artashes Boyajyan, ethnographer

Artur Hambardzumyan, lecturer of Shirak State University
Hamlet Mosinyan, freelance journalist

Gevorg Petrosyan, president of Biosophia NGO

The list of speakers to be updated.

Shirak region in Armenia has the highest level of poverty and unemployment. In capital Gyumri the consequences of the 1988 disastrous earthquake are not recovered yet, there are still thousands of people without shelter. The infrastructures are not fully restored. This and suchlike questions will be discussed in Gyumri with the representatives of municipality and civil society.



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