Nara Manukian with Sam Sloan in Armenia in 1977

I met Nara when she was serving coffee in the Chess Palace in Yerevan, Armenia in 1977.

Nara was not a chess player. She just worked there.

Nara invited me to her home and I met her brother.

During the 1996 World Chess Olympiad in Yerevan, a man named Manukian was running for President of Armenia. He lost to Petrosian. I wonder if he might be a relative of Nara, or perhaps even the brother I met in 1977. (The brother was decidedly Anti-Soviet.)

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