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Old 21.06.2005, 11:31   #91
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Arrow smutnoe chuvstwo...

...chto idet gryaznaya zaspinnaya igra...

prazdnowat' chto-libo slishkom rano!
IMHO.

ne pokazali peredachu po H1, pochemu? argumentirovali eto tem, chto poka NE smontirowali. a kogda? kogda vopros vtixuyu budet reshen? hm

Blue, otkuda u tebya svedeniya?
naprimer, ya poluchayu pis'ma ot Jeffrey Tufenkiana i drugix, gde net odnoznachnogo otveta ob okonchatel'nom reshenii ili o prinyatii alternativnogo plana... i potom, poka ya swoimi glazami ne uwizhu dokumenta za podpisyu Kocharyana (ili upolnomochennogo), ne poweryu... eto Armenia.

Ochen' skoro w efir vyjdet film o Shikahoghe, sponsirowali kotoryj Armenia Tree Project. Studia VEM prigotowila poluchasowoj film, gde w podrobnostyax predstawlen wes' Shikahoghskij process... Yerkir MEdia pokazhet film w Subbotu. detali w sleduyushem postinge... poka stol'ko.
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CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL FIGHTERS!!!

WE WON THE CASE!
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CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL FIGHTERS!!!

WE WON THE CASE!

а теперь переведи ... что, где, когда ...

есть ли постановление официальное ...
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With Help From the Diaspora

[June 27, 2005]


In the end, it has turned out that the Kapan-Meghri strategic highway is going to bypass the Shikahogh State Preserve, or Mtnadzor, the only virgin forest left in Armenia . Although government officials did everything they could to diminish the role of society, non-governmental organizations, in particular those that deal with nature protection, waged a persistent, unyielding battle to protect the forest, and this time they won.

Now what concerns officials is not so much the profit they stand to gain from the road (different officials would make millions on the sale of those trees), but the fact, or rather the precedent, of this victory by a public movement. Now the NGOs are sure that they can stop the “strategic” cynicism of the authorities if they are united and persistent in the fight.

This victory happened for a couple of reasons. First of all, the government sought to destroy a preserve that had a unique significance, and because of that, the struggle for Mtnadzor brought together organizations and newspapers who might be more willing to compromise in other cases. Secondly, it was too obvious that the authorities were pushing for their option in the expectation of personal profit. Moreover, because it was so obvious, they were not able to demonstrate the uniqueness of their plan.

Third, we have to respect the Syunik Province officials who were with the movement till the end. This cooperation between NGOs and local self-government bodies was also unprecedented. And fourth, the movement was joined by well-known Armenian benefactors from the Diaspora, and although their word may not be law for the Armenian government, it does make them stop to think. This was perhaps the most significant factor, and it gives us new hope today regarding the context and quality of Armenia-Diaspora relations.

If in the past, the relationship was mainly a matter of providing financial support, implementing development projects through the government while at the same time closing their eyes to all the injustice, then after Mtnadzor, everything changed slightly, and a new level of cooperation arose, one in which the Diaspora, it seems, no longer intends to maintain their status as silent benefactors.

Hrair Hovnanian, Caroline Mugar -- (Bella commented -- ATP ) , the Tufenkians …These people have been with us since the very first days of independence and have never been mere sentimental benefactors who did good for their own pleasure or well-being. Instead they have participated in finding solutions to the problems that are of real strategic significance for Armenia . Without going into detail, it’s enough to, it’s enough to mention the seven-figure sums they’ve donated to building The Hyusis-Harav (North-South) Highway, or the Goris-Stepanakert Highway connecting Armenia with Karabakh.

It was when I heard that Hrair Hovnanian had joined the environmental activists and had written a letter to the president that I first began to suspect that the problem might be resolved in favor of the environmentalists, in other words, in favor of the people.

Then when I found out that Caroline Mugar had arrived in Armenia for the sake of this cause, my hope became a conviction. Although people around me didn’t believe it, I was sure that the road was going to bypass the preserve, because I knew that our government, though unwilling to enter into dialogue with society, nevertheless respects, or fears, powerful people. I am sure that the cooperation between Armenian NGOs and experienced, respected Diaspora Armenians will not end here, because it is time to put a stop to the government’s hostility toward society, their placing of the interest of the state over that of society, thereby infringing the rights of the possessors of that state, the people.

Mtnadzor is unique as a virgin forest but it is not unique as an event in which a group of officials turns public property and national treasures into objects of sale. It happened in Haghtanak Park when they cut down all the trees to build a hotel; it happened in the park near the Opera House when they poured concreted on the green areas and turned them into cafes; it happened with Northern Avenue, when along with people’s huts and cottages they destroyed buildings that were historical and architectural treasures.

Now it’s about to happen to Komitas Park and the Pantheon, which they want to move, in order to use the land for public and private construction In every one of these cases, ordinary citizens and non-governmental organizations were alone in the struggle against the authorities, and they were defeated. Their defeat, however, was not a disgrace for them, but for the government who paid a disgraceful $14,000 to the owners of the houses they demolished in the center of Yerevan , a sum too small to buy an apartment on the outskirts of town. I am sure that the experienced, respected Diasporans see and understand all this, and, having lived all their lives in democratic countries, they know that oppressing society and silencing public opinion never works in the long run. They know that the state, so long dreamed of, is stable and safe when negative processes are noticed right away, talked about, and put an end to.

These Diasporans have demonstrated their patriotism though their actions, and in doing so, their love for their homeland has grown stronger.

Tigran Paskevichyan
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Monday 27 June 05


GOVERNMENT REROUTES PLANNED IRAN ROAD TO PLACATE ECOLOGISTS


By Emil Danielyan

Responding to growing protests from environment protection groups, the government has decided to reroute a planned new highway to Iran which would pass through one of Armenia’s last remaining virgin forests. Transport and Communications Minister Andranik Manukian announced at the weekend that changes to what the government sees as a strategically important project have been approved by President Robert Kocharian. He said the 96-kilometer-long road will bypass the Shikahogh forest reserve in the southeastern Syunik region bordering Iran.

Its initial route would cut across the wooded area and result in the cutting of tens of thousands of trees. Environmentalists have warned that the damage to the forest and wildlife would be immense. They have for weeks lobbied the authorities to opt for a bypass.

Their demands were backed by some prominent members of the Armenian Diaspora in the United States, notably Hirair Hovnanian, chairman of the Armenian Assembly of America. “The construction of the proposed road through the preserve will introduce pollution from passing vehicles into this almost pristine forest, destroy the habitat for rare wildlife and migratory paths, and attract illegal logging, depriving future generations of Armenians of a non-renewable resource,” Hovnanian said in May 25 letter to Kocharian.

The government first reacted to the protests by setting up an ad hoc group of experts from the ministries of transport and environment that was tasked with assessing the project’s environmental impact. The Environment Ministry is thought to have shared critics’ concerns. The latter did not immediately comment on the announced changes.

According to Manukian, the new highway will be 7 kilometers longer than was originally planned. A bypass route suggested by some ecological organizations would mean an extra 20 kilometers and was rejected by officials as too costly. It is therefore not clear how significant the change in plans is. Manukian told reporters that work on the road is now estimated to cost 9.3 billion drams ($21 million). Officials earlier spoke of $16 million. The construction will be financed from the Armenian state budget and is due for completion by the summer of 2006.

Shikahogh is Armenia’s second largest forest reserve, covering some 10,000 hectares (25,000 acres) of land. Environmentalists say it has been largely unaffected by Armenia’s massive post-Soviet deforestation due to its remote location and care shown by residents of nearby villages. At present there is only road running from Syunik’s capital Kapan to the Iranian border. It runs through Armenia’s highest mountain pass which is often impassable in winter, complicating the country’s important communication with the Islamic Republic. Officials say the second highway will run at a lower altitude and be able to carry heavier commercial trucks.
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You are cordially invited to partake in the presentation of a documentary film covering the problem of Shikahogh state reserve.

In the frames of a wide-scale protest campaign waged against the construction of a road passing through Shikahogh state reserve, radio company VEM, with the support of Armenia Tree Project, World Wide Fund for Nature and Armenian Forests NGO has prepared a documentary film dedicated to the issue of Shikahogh.

The presentation of the film will take place on June 29, 2005, at 18:00, at the Yerevan Movie House; address: 18 Vardanants St.

The film displays beautiful sceneries of nature and wildlife of Shikahogh reserve, cites professional comments of environmentalists, shows pieces of illegal construction works of the road that has not undergone environmental impact assessment, as well as presents the available alternatives to the road.



“SOS-Shikahogh” working group
of the Ecological Public Union



For additional information contact Mher Sharoyan, Media Coordinator, Armenian Forests NGO. Phone 54-15-29, E-mail: [email protected] .
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Segodnya, 29 Iyunya, w Soyuze Kinematografistov Armenii (dom kino) sostoitsya prezentaciya (pokaz) filma Shikahogh. Wse o tom, kak proistekal process.


Nachalo w 18:00.
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