ArmInfo. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan arrived in Spitak, Lori region, to pay tribute to the memory of those killed in the terrible earthquake of 1988. The Armenian Prime Minister will attend the opening ceremony of the bust of the American billionaire and philanthropist of Armenian origin Kerk Kerkorian.
To note, a Japanese scientist who awarded the State Prize of the Republic of Armenia for his worldwide contribution to the field of information technology in 2019, professor of Carnegie Melon University, author of the theory of "Origami World", Takeo Canada, Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructures of Armenia Suren Papikyan, Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports Araik Harutyunyan, MPs, Governor of Lori Region Andrei Ghukasyan.
After 31 years from the day of the tragic earthquake in Armenia, which claimed more than 25 thousand human lives, the damage has not yet been fully restored. In the epicenter of the earthquake - the city of Spitak - its strength reached 10 points (on a 12-point scale), in Leninakan - nine points, Kirovakan - eight points.