October 17, 2007 - 14:42 AMT
Cossack atamans of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus to visit Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh
The 225th birthday of general lieutenant Valerian Madatov, the hero of the 1912 patriotic war and Russia's wars with Turkey and Persia, will be marked October 26-30 in Armenia.

The sittings of permanent coordinating council of Cossacks of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and the international council of Cossack atamans will be held in Yerevan as well.

An agreement on assistance and cooperation between Cossack organizations of Armenia, Karabakh, Russia, Ukraine, Transnistria, Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Crimea will be signed.

Yerkramas, the newspaper of Armenians of Russia, reports that the delegation will meet with representatives of public, military and youth organizations of Armenia and NKR.

18 members of RA government, RA and NKR Defense Ministries will be honored with medals.

A scientific conference will also be held.