10.5 x 8.0 x 0.7 cm
Marks in the Armenian language
Silver rectangular cigarette case, with rounded corners, consists of two equal halves, connected by a hinge, with a snap shutter. One half of the cigarette case is decorated with an image of various newspapers with large headlines in Armenian and English. The other half features a map of Armenia with the headline in Armenian in the top right corner, in cartouche, and the date "1918-1920", in the bottom left corner - the coat of arms of the first Republic of Armenia and the coat of arms of the political party "Dashnaktsutyun". A wide strip with geometric ornament frames the edges of both lids. Dashnak (Hai Heghapokhan Dashnaktsutyun) - The Armenian Revolutionary Federation was founded in Tiflis, in 1890. Operating within Armenia and in more than 200 countries where there is an Armenian diaspora, it works towards unifying and defending Armenian nationals. After the Treaty of Sevres (1920), when Armenia fell under Soviet control, the party was banned until 1991. During the 1990s, it underwent a turbulent period of re-establishment. Since 2007, the ARF works in cooperation with the governing coalition of Armenia.