YEREVAN, January 5 (Noyan Tapan). In 2004, 100 thousand lilies and about 10 thousand roses were exported from Armenia to Russia (mainly Moscow). These flowers were grown within the framework of Florian program implemented by gratis funding of the Dutch government. According to Koryun Hovakimian, executive director of the Agroproject center, it is envisaged to export about 100 thousand lilies and 80-100 thousand roses this year. In accordance with the Florian program with a budget of 700 thousand euros, modern equipment has been installed and the experts advice provided to 4 greenhouses located near Yerevan in order to organize growing flowers there. Unlike the Dutch roses and lilies that are sold for 1.5-2 euros apiece on the Russian market, the Armenian roses and especially lilies cost 2-2.5 apiece. According to K. Hovakimian, this is conditioned by these roses' high quality, which is ensured by using the modern Dutch technology and bulbs imported from the Netherlands, as well as thanks to most favorable climatic conditions in Armenia.