MOSCOW: Armenians’ Union in Russia marks 5th anniversary

Armenians’ Union in Russia marks 5th anniversary

16.06.2005, 14.03

MOSCOW, June 16 (Itar-Tass) – The Armenians’ Union in Russia observes
its fifth anniversary this Thursday. The union absorbed several hundred
small national organizations that exerted efforts to preserve national
Armenian culture in Russia.

Ara Abramyan, the president of the Armenians’ Union in Russia,
told a news conference at Itar-Tass, “A new stage set in in the
life of Armenians in Russia from the moment the All-Russian national
public organization of Armenians formed, the stage linked with the
consolidation of the age-old national traditions.”

Abramyan said, “The union faces a difficult task of promoting the
integration of hundreds of thousands of Armenians who came from
Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia into the linguistic, social, economic
and cultural medium of Russia.”

“We also aim for the further consolidation of relations between Russia
and Armenia,” Abramyan said.

The highlight of the celebration will be a concert of the Armenian
song and dance ensemble at the International House of Music in Moscow
on Thursday evening.

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