Publication: Monitor Volume: 3 Issue: 211

At an indoor rally of 500 Communist activists in Yerevan, the party’s first secretary, Sergei Badalian, called for restoring the "social achievements" of socialism, reliance on Russia for solving the Karabakh conflict in accordance with Armenian aspirations, and stepping up the campaign for Armenia’s accession to the Russia-Belarus union. (Noyan-Tapan, November 7-8) The Armenian Communists compete with some influential non-Communist groups in promoting that accession.