Pravda said Tuesday that most Armenians have decided to return to work and quit a weeklong general strike in their capital, but residents said the situation there remained tense.

The Communist Party daily newspaper quoted local party leaders as saying 195 out of the 231 industrial enterprises in Yerevan, the Armenian capital, were operating at full volume on Monday.It said 31 others were partially operating and five remained shut.

Of the city's 1,249 streetcars, trolleys and buses, only 170 did not operate on Monday, Pravda said.