Days of Russia’s Armenians, World Armenian Congress begin

Days of Russia’s Armenians, World Armenian Congress begin
By Tigran Liloyan

ITAR-TASS News Agency
October 12, 2004 Tuesday 4:13 AM Eastern Time

YEREVAN, October 12 — Days of Russia’s Armenians and the World
Armenian Congress begin here on Tuesday to focus on issues of
assistance of Russia’s Armenians and diaspora to economic development
of their historical native land.

By tradition they will be held on the initiative and under the
leadership of president of these two authoritative organizations,
well-known Russian entrepreneur and public figure Ara Abramyan.

An international Armenian economic forum will be held in Yerevan
on Wednesday. Its participants will discuss possibilities of new
investments in the republic, launching of joint ventures here and
intensification of business activity.

Russian Minister of Transport Igor Levitin, who headed the
Intergovernmental Commission on Bilateral Economic Cooperation
recently, will address the forum.

As Ara Abramyan said, representatives of the two organizations will
go to Armenia’s regions to open computer centres for training children
and youth from low-income families, as well as disabled persons. They
will visit the villages of Fioletovo and Lermontovo where many Russians
are living to present medicines to local medical stations.

Prominent Moscow physicians will hold a reception of patients in
Yerevan’s leading medical centres and give free consultations.