(House of Representatives)
The lower house of the National Assembly of Belarus.
An extremist antisemitic group in the Russian Federation which aims to return the country to an autocratic Orthodox Christian monarchy. Formed from a collection of far-right groups in the 1970s, Pamyat (literally 'memory') was one of the founding parties of the far-right political movement in Russia. However, its electoral popularity is minimal and it has been undermined by continual discord and new splinter movements. Dmitri Vasiliev has been Chairman of Pamyat since 1985.
Haiots Hamazgaien Sharzhoum (HHSh)
The political formation established in late 1989 which led Armenia to independence in 1990-91 but gradually lost influence thereafter.
The HHSh originally brought together the pro-independence elements of the then ruling Communist Party of Armenia (HKK). It won a landslide victory in the May 1990 legislative elections. Following the temporary dissolution of the HKK, the then HHSh leader Levon Ter-Petrossian was directly elected President in October 1991 with 83% of the vote. In the 1995 National Assembly elections the party headed the victorious Republican Bloc (Hanrapetoutioun), which also included the Republican Party of Armenia, the Armenian Christian Democratic Union and the Social Democratic Hunchakian Party. As the governing party, the HHSh sought a successful outcome of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with