Actress of National Academic Theatre after Gabriel Sundukyan Anahit Mutafyan has addressed an open letter to Armenian PM Karen Karapetyan to ban Shekaghbyur gold mine field prospecting works in Ardvi. Her letter says,
'Dear Mr. Karapetyan
We are all inspired with your program to make Armenia a touristic country. Nevertheless, Armenia's being a magnificent and cozy place is jeopardized. With the efforts of a 'Miram' Company Ardvi Community located in Lori Region with its cultural and historical values is at risk.
In this village a number of world renowned films have been shot such as 'We and Our Mountains', 'Color of Pomegranate' by great Parajanov etc.
Nevertheless, this miraculous place of humanity and nature is being eliminated because of some people's caprice and gold mania. Thus, we are applying to you, as a citizen of Armenia, an expert in Armenian culture and as a Christian to save Ardvi from the avid officials suffering from gold mania.
Anahit Mutafyan, Actress of National Academic Theatre after Gabriel Sundukyan, prize winner of a number of theatre prizes.'
17:18 September 14, 2017