Armenia year in Russia to promote cooperation of two countries
By Tigran Liloyan

ITAR-TASS News Agency
May 31, 2005 Tuesday 3:00 PM Eastern Time

YEREVAN, May 31 -- The holding of the Year of Russia in Armenia
this year and of the Year of Armenia in Russia next year will be of
much importance for the development of Russo-Armenian cooperation,
Ovik Abramyan, the Armenian minister for territorial management,
said at the meeting with Dmitry Medvedev, the chief of the Russian
president's administration, here on Tuesday. They head the organizing
committees of their countries to prepare the functions in the framework
of these events.

It was arranged that the Armenian side would present within a fortnight
its proposals for the holding of the Year of Armenia in Russia. The
functions will be held not only in Moscow and other large cities,
but also in many Russian regions.

Abramyan commended high standards of the recent guest performances
in Armenia of the State Art Theatre and the Bolshoi Theatre and of
the Itar-Tass photo exhibition devoted to the 60th anniversary of the
Great Victory. Medvedev, in his turn, thanked the Armenian government
for assistance to functions in the framework of the Year of Russia
in Armenia and the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Victory.