On March 9, after a 9-month interval, the Russian-language “Respublica Armenia” newspaper was published. The homonymous daily was founded by Armenian Parliament in 1990 that existed till early June last year and was recognized in September 2000.
The present-day “Respublica Armenia”, remaining an official publication, is not the legal successor of the previous “RA” and has acquired a new legal status: the governmental edition, founded by close-joint stock company “Hayastani Hanrapetutyun-Respublica Armenia” (see YPC Weekly Newsletter, January 13-19, 2001). From now on it is a 16-page weekly, with circulation of 2 thousand copies. The position of the Chief Editor of the weekly is occupied by Vardan Aloyan, who is also the correspondent of Russian daily “Komsomolskaya Pravda” in Armenia.