PRESENTATION OF BOOK ABOUT SECRET SERVICE MAN HAYK HOVAKIMIAN TAKES PLACE

YEREVAN, August 31 (Noyan Tapan). On August 31, the presentation of
the "Resident" documentary book by publicist Ashot Aghababian took
place. The book describes the adventurous life of Hayk Hovakimian,
a General-Major, a doctor of chemical sciences, a USSR resident of
secret service in the US in 1938-41. While working at the book the
author studied numerous archives materials and documents, which for
about 60 years were kept in the archives of the USSR State Security
Committee and in the closed museum of the Secret Service with "top
secret," "burn in case of danger" inscriptions. Arevshat Avagian,
the Chairman of the Armenian Fund of Culture, mentioned that only
since 90-s of the previous century articles, books about Armenian
secret service men, General Ivan Aghayants and Mihkail Alaverdov,
Colonel Gevorg Vardanian and others began to be published in Russia
and Armenia, films about them were shown.