YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–President Robert Kocharian issued a presidential decree on Wednesday awarding film-maker Artavazd Peleshian the medal of St. Mesrob Mashdots in honor of Peleshian’s contribution to the development of national culture. Kocharian personally presented the medal of honor to Peleshian.
Peleshian has produced many documentaries.
During the meeting–Kocharian said a special commission is to be set up to make changes in the current Constitution of Armenia. He said this would settle the problem of Peleshian’s citizenship. Peleshian is currently a citizen of Russia.
The St. Mesrop Mashdots order is awarded for great achievemen’s in the fields of culture–education–health-care–public and natural sciences–economy as well as for the activities promoting cooperation with foreign countries in the fields of economy–culture–sciences and technologies.