Getting acquainted with the master’s thesis, I note the high intellectual and cultural level of its author, his command of foreign languages, originality of thinking, ability to deeply comprehend and adequately assess the situation. The dissertation candidate appears before us as a strong, richly gifted personality. First of all, his remarkable mental strength is striking; in the most difficult and intricate questions he understands so confidently that this confidence is transmitted to others; the most complex legal puzzles, which are of crucial importance for the Armenian people, he clarified to himself to the end; even those who do not fully agree with his worldview and the conclusions to which he came, cannot fail to note their harmony and integrity.

Andrei Nikolayevich called on the members of the university council to vote for awarding Vardan the desired master’s degree. But his call remained a voice crying in the wilderness, as the discussion was aimed at a negative outcome from the very beginning.