UNION OF ARMENIANS OF RUSSIA MARKS FIFTH ANNIVERSARY

Pan Armenian News
16.06.2005 06:24

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ The Union of Armenians of Russia (UAR) today marks
a jubilee. Founded five years ago the Union replaced several hundreds
of small national organizations, which engaged in preserving the
national Armenian culture in Russia to the best of their abilities
and as far as possible. As UAR President Ara Abrahamyan said, "from
the moment of the creation of an all-Russian national NGO a new phase
referring to the strengthening of centuries-old traditions opened
in the life of Armenian Russians." In his words, the Union "has the
complicated task to promote integration of hundreds of thousand of
new migrant Armenians from Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia into the
linguistic, social, economic and cultural environment of Russia."
"Simultaneously our goal is further strengthening of the relations
between Russia and Armenia," Ara Abrahamyan emphasized. The summit of
the program of celebration of the jubilee will be today's concert of
Armenian song and dance ensemble at the International House of Music
in Moscow, the Trud newspaper reported.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress