This situation report is  based  on  the  interview  of  the
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenian Republic.
What is foreign aid to Armenia?
From the very beginning of the tragedy in Armenia the Soviet
Union received numerous offers of help from every corner  of
the  globe.  One  and  a  half  thousand   savers,  firemen,
mountaineers came to  us  from  15  countries.Together  with
Soviet savers and soldiers they took part in the cleaning of
obstractions and rescue work.Invaluable service was rendered
by 230 physicians from 12 countries. Thanks to  the  efforts
of Soviet and foreign physicians many lives were saved.  The
number  of  specialists  who  worked  in  the  Republic  was
3600.Now 150 foreign specialists work with us.
 111  states  and  7  international  organizations  gave  us
help.The  governments,  social,  women,  youth,   religious,
charity   organizations,   the   UNO    organizations    and
individuals, Armenians from abroad and eparchies of Armenian
Church from abroad helped us.
 Even countries which have no diplomatic relations with  the
USSR, for example, Israel, South Koreas, Chile, South
Africa helped us.
 The Yerevan airport "Zvartnots" accepted 346 foreign planes
from 44 countries.6 foreign and 44 Soviet ships, 159 foreign
and 331 Soviet vans brought us goods.
 There were two categories of foriegn help - that which  was
received and that which was declared  by  different  states.
This help is approximately estimated at 380 million dollars.
This help is very important to us not only as  material  but
also as moral.
 How is the information about help received?
 First of all by diplomatic channels.
 The  aid  connected  with  the  restoration  work  is   now
considered by us as the most important.
There is a special  Committee  in  the  Ministry  Soviet  of
Armenian SSR which take up this questions.
 Naturally,almost no foreigner who came to us had  an  entry
 We granted exit visas to patients  who  needed  urgent  aid
without delay.They went to special clinical centers  in  the
USA, Switzerland and the German Federal Republic.
 The disinterested aid of  the  planet  is  the  display  of
humanity and human compassion to the Armenian  people. This
is also a response  to  the  process  of  reorientation  and
democratization in our country,  the  establishment  of  new
political approach in the world.