President Sargsyan congratulates Putin on Russia Day, visits Russian Embassy

President Serzh Sargsyan today visited the Embassy of the Russian Federation (RA) in Armenia and congratulated Ambassador Ivan Volynkin and the embassy staff on the occasion of the RF public holiday – Russia Day.

On the occasion of the holiday, the Armenian president has also sent congratulatory messages to RF President Vladimir Putin and the Chairman of the RF Government, Dmitry Medvedev.

In his congratulatory message to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Serzh Sargsyan underscored that this remarkable date is part and parcel of the immense transformations in Russia’s political, sociocultural and public life. According to Serzh Sargsyan, the relationship between the two countries’ peoples deeply rooted in ages-old traditions of friendship, brotherhood and mutual support are what now ensure progressive development in Armenian-Russian allied collaboration. The president expressed confidence that the joint efforts aimed at developing the entire range of bilateral relations and the effective collaboration in regional integration unions, the CSTO, the EAEU and the CIS, as well as the enhanced international coordination fully correspond to the key interests of the two countries and their citizens. On the occasion of the holiday, President Serzh Sargsyan wished the Russian president good health, well-being and further success in his statesmanship, concurrently wishing all Russians happiness and prosperity.

In his congratulatory message to the Chairman of the RF Government, Dmitry Medvedev, Serzh Sargsyan noted that the holiday is related to the multifarious systemic transformations in Russian statehood and to the further reinforcement of Russia’s role and place in the international arena. According to Serzh Sargsyan, at present, Armenian-Russian strategic relations keep on developing consistently, thereby embracing new areas of mutually beneficial cooperation.

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS