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Lori

 

(also Loriberd), an ancient Armenian city, center of the Tashir region, or Tashratap, now included in Stepanavan and Kalinin raions of the Armenian SSR. The ruins are located near the city of Stepanavan.

Lori was founded by King David I the Landless (ruled 989-1048) of the Kyurikid Dynasty. Situated on a high triangular plateau, it was protected by ravines on two sides and by fortress walls on the third side. From 1065 it was the capital of the Armenian Tashir-Dzoraget Kingdom, which arose in the second half of the tenth century. In 1118, David the Builder (ruled 1089-1125) annexed the city to Georgia. Lori became the center of the Armenian principality of the Zakharids, a vassalage of Georgia. During the invasion by Timur (Tamerlane) at the end of the 14th century, Lori was destroyed. In 1441 it became part of Kartli. The remains of fortress walls, watchtowers, bridges, and religious and civic structures have been preserved.

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Materials prepared by the Spitak Police Department of the RA Police, during which factual information was obtained that the Head of Hartagyugh Community of Lori Marz has been arrested since 2014.
Within this framework, a petition was addressed to the Lori governor and the head of the Lori Berd community of the Lori marz of the Republic of Armenia for the elimination of deficiencies, their causes and favorable circumstances in the work of the former mayor of Urut village.
Later, in Vanadzor, Lori Marz, Tonoyan took part in the solemn ceremony of opening a new residential building for servicemen and their families.
The Lori Regional Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Armenia has sent the information received from the Lori regional department of the National Security Service of the Republic of Armenia on the use of the money collected from Lernavan community water users for the irrigation water provided by the Lori Marz Department for Preparation of Materials.
Rubina Atoyan, a judge of the Court of General Jurisdiction of Synik marz, Diana Ghukeyan, a judge of the Court of General Jurisdiction of Lori marz, Edgar Karapetian, a judge of the Court of General Jurisdiction of Shirak marz, Gor Minassian, a judge of the Court of General Jurisdiction of Gegharkunik marz, and Liana Nerssissian, a judge of the Court of General Jurisdiction of Gegharkunik marz were sworn in as judges.
Within the framework of the working visit, the Minister also met with 9 notary candidates to discuss the issue of replenishment of the vacant positions of the notary public in three provinces (Lori marz, city Tumanyan, Syunik marz, Kajaran city, Shirak marz, Akhuryan community).
As a good example of cooperation of the countries regions Ara Babloyan mentioned the relations between Ajaria and Lori Marz. Nevertheless, the Head of the RA Parliament has registered that the trade-economic potential is not completely used.