It was held in the framework of the Centre’s new program “Armenian Artists Worldwide”, which is dedicated to the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide. The project aims to introduce the life and activities of the Armenian artists in different countries of the world.
This time they touched upon the Armenian artists, who live or have lived in Russia. A focus was made on Hovhannes Ayvazovski, Yevgeny Vakhtangov, Ruben and Eugene Simonovs, Aram Khachaturyan, Arno Babajanyan, Armen Jigarkhanyan and others.
The event was attended by the Advisor to the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Armenia Oleg Shapоvalov, deans, lecturers, students and other guests. The organization of the event was supported by the Faculty of Russian Philology.
In the beginning of the event Oleg Shapоvalov read the message of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Armenia Ivan Volinkin. Then YSU Choir and soloists performed songs of popular Armenian musicians from Russia. The participants also recited poems.
“This time we focused on Russia, because May is the month of victories - the Great Patriotic War, the Battle of Sardarapat and the Liberation of Shushi. In addition, Russia is the third country to recognize the Armenian Genocide, and, as we know, many Armenians live in this country. Our goal is not only to present the activities of the Armenians, who have lived and worked abroad, but also to draw our students’ attention on these important events,” - said Director of the Centre Karine Davtyan.