Events devoted to the 74th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War will be held in Yerevan

Events devoted to the 74th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War will be held in Yerevan

From May 12 to 14, in the Armenian capital, the Department of External Economic and International Relations of Moscow will hold a series of events dedicated to the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. The delegation will be headed by the Deputy Head of the Department Igor Tkach.

On May 12, flowers will be laid to the Mother Armenia Monument in Victory Park. The Victory Museum will host a meeting with students of the Russian-Armenian (Slavic University), where a number of educational lectures will be held for the younger generation. Questions will be raised related to the heroic feat of Soviet commanders and soldiers - representatives of the multinational Soviet people, with the influence of national roots and traditions on the military history of the Great Victory, which has become a manifestation of the true international fraternity. On May 13, the Moscow delegation will be received by the President of the Republic of Armenia Armen Sarkisyan. The venue of the central cultural events will be the well-known House of Moscow in Yerevan. The photo-exhibition “Do you want peace? Remember the war” will be officially opened in the House. The Friday evening will end with a gala concert "Different destinies - Victory is one" and an official reception with the participation of veterans of the Great Patriotic War. On May 14, the Moscow Government delegation will visit the 102nd Russian base in Gyumri, as well as take part in an official lunch with veterans of the Great Patriotic War and the Mayor of Gyumri Balasanyan Samvel. To final events will be held in the House of Moscow in Yerevan with a film screening of the film “The Indestructible”.

The events will be attended by prominent public figures, including President of the Union of Armenians of Russia, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Abramian Ara, Koneva Natalia, Chairman of the Foundation Board, daughter of Marshal of the Soviet Union I.V. Koneva, Babadzhanyan Larisa, member of the Foundation Board, daughter Chief Marshal of the Armored Forces of the Soviet Union A.Kh. Babajanyan and a number of other important guests.
Armenia is a country where the memory and historical traditions associated with the victory of the Soviet people over fascism are sacredly honored. The Armenian people are justly proud to have given the Motherland four marshals of the Soviet Union and one admiral of the fleet of the Soviet Union. More than 60 Armenian generals commanded large units of the Red Army. 70 thousand Armenian soldiers, officers and generals were awarded orders and medals for courage and bravery. 27 Armenians became full gentlemen of the Order of Glory. 103 Armenians were awarded the highest award - the title of Hero of the Soviet Union. Thousands of units of military equipment and weapons were built with donations from Armenians from around the world, including the David Sasun tank column.

In addition to the obvious scientific and historical contribution, the events in Yerevan will be of great educational importance, as they are aimed at strengthening the connection of times and generations, drawing the attention of young people and the public to issues of history, development of citizenship and patriotic self-awareness.

Division for Public Relations
Moscow center for international relations
May 7, 2019