Armenpress News Agency , Armenia
September 7, 2017 Thursday
Exhibition of Armenian manuscripts opened in St. Petersburg
YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 7, ARMENPRESS. On the sidelines of the Days of
Yerevan in St. Petersburg, deputy Mayor of Yerevan Aram Sukiasyan and
Armenia’s Consul General to St. Petersburg Hrayr Karapetyan attended
the grand opening of the “World in Pages” exhibition.
Armenian manuscripts and books are exhibited in the Russian national
gallery, which have been kept in the library since 1805.
The documents, dating back to the 13th-19th centuries, are from the
collections of Etchmiatsin, the Catholicosate of Cilicia and the
Patriarchate of Jerusalem.
Nearly 2000 Armenian manuscripts are stored in Russian state archives.
“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