RALPH YIRIKIAN AWARDED RA NAS GOLDEN MEDAL

Noyan Tapan
March 26, 2008

YEREVAN, MARCH 26, NOYAN TAPAN. By the March 26 decision of the
presidium of the RA National Academy of Sciences, for large-scale
investments in the spheres of science and education made by the
VivaCell company, company's Director General Ralph Yirikian was
awarded a golden medal.

Highly estimating VivaCell's activity, Radik Martirosian, the Chairman
of the RA National Academy of Sciences, said that the company has
many charity investments not only in scientific and educational,
but also in social, cultural, environmental, health spheres. In some
institutes of the National Academy of Sciences work is being done
in the direction of the communication development and according to
R. Martirosian, from this point of view the further cooperation of the
National Academy of Sciences with VivaCell can be mutually beneficial.

According to the report of Press Service of the RA National Academy of
Sciences, R. Yirikian in his turn said that working in the Republic
of Armenia, VivaCell receives profit from society and feels bound to
return part of the profit in the form of various programs. He promised
to continue cooperating with the RA National Academy of Sciences.