YSU Students Get Military Knowledge at Military Institute


YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 23, NOYAN TAPAN. Yerevan State University students
started courses of military training with getting acquainted with
structure of the Kalashnikov automatic firing and principles of work
at the Vazgen Sargsian Military Institute. As Colonel Albert Galstian,
the Chief of the Military Institute Force Faculty said during the
journalist’s visit on February 22, the two institutions cooperate
according to the worked out program, the first stage of which lasts
from February 19 to June 30, 2007. In his words, the students will
study shooting with the help of shooting equipment of the Military
Institute, then with real automatic firings in field conditions. In
A.Galstian’s words, students will be given knowledge of using other
arms as well. It was mentioned that the YSU and Military Institute
cooperate already for a long time, by organizing scientific
conferences, meetings, other events. In the words of Arsen Karamian,
the YSU Pro-Rector for Students, Graduates and Public Relations,
shooting and a competition on mastering automatic firing will be
organized at the end of the shooting courses: winning students will be
rewarded with joint honour certificates of the YSU and Military
Institute Rectorates.

According to his data, 600 students among the 3rd-4th year bachelor
ones and 1st year magistracy ones of different faculties of the YSU
participate at the present stage of the courses. It is envisaged that
the number of participants will reach 1000 starting from the 2007-2008
academic year. In A.Karamian’s words, it is envisaged to put in action
at the YSU a "virtual shooting-ground, like the one operating at the
Military Institute. It will give possibility of teaching shooting by
the Military Institute lecturers just at the YSU. By the way, the
mentioned equipment of the Military Institute was programmed at the
Yerevan Scientific-Research Institute of Mathematical Machines.