HERITAGE: MOST ARMENIANS DON'T COMPREHEND NKR INDEPENDENCE SIGNIFICANCE

PanARMENIAN.Net
September 2, 2011 - 13:54 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net - Majority of Armenians do not comprehend the
significance of Artsakh independence, a Heritage party member said.

"Proclamation of independence of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic has
historical, moral and legal importance," Larisa Alaverdyan told a
news conference on September 2.

For his part, historian Edik Minasyan remarked that Armenians fought
for independence of Artsakh. "Today, there is a free Artsakh, which
has built its statehood, as it's proved by the republic's economic
development index," he said.

Artsakh Republic is celebrating the 20th anniversary of independence
today. Guests from Armenia and abroad are expected to arrive in
Stepanakert to take part in the festivities that will be crowned with
a concert in the NKR capital.

On September 2, 1991, the joint session of the Nagorno Karabakh
regional council and the council of people's deputies of Shahumyan
region proclaimed the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, adopting the
Declaration of Independence.

The declaration reads that the Nagorno Karabakh Republic exercises
the authority envisaged by the USSR constitution and legislation and
is entitled to decide on its legal status.