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2008 Oct
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On "cooperation" between ambassador Smbatyan and minister Poghosyan

Hasmik Poghosyan, the minister of Culture of Armenia annually transferred about 70 million AMD from state budget to the organizations administered by Armenia's ambassador to Russian Federation Armen Smbatyan or his relatives. Money was received by the Armenian Society for Cultural Relations and Co-operation with Foreign Countries - former AOKS (de facto chairman A. Smbatyan), the V. Spivakov Foundation (director A. Smbatyan's wife), Tchaikovsky School of Music (de facto director A. Smbatyan's mother). Eight million AMD was sent to former AOKS in order to organize book exhibition, while it could have been organized for instance by the National Library.

Author: Catrin Avanesova