The competition was held in seven cities of Central Asia (Minsk, Yerevan, Bishkek, Tashkent, Yekaterinburg, Almaty and Zhoujand). The participants had to develop a historic-cultural route to one of the mentioned cities. The route should reflect the historic-cultural connection of the city with the history of other CIS countries over the past 100 years.
Narine Abgaryan, student at YSU Faculty of Geography and Geology, worked on the historical and cultural route of Yerevan, by which the guest would come to Armenia.
“I chose the monuments of 3000-year-old Yerevan, which were created during the Soviet 70 years. My main goal was to show that the image of modern Yerevan was also shaped in Soviet years. That is why I have included as many objects as possible,” - says Narine Abgaryan.
The competition was announced in March. After introducing ready routes, winners from all countries were invited to Yekaterinburg, where they presented the routes they had made, and based on the drawing principle, it was decided who would go to any city.
“The most pleasant thing for me is that almost all the participants wanted to get Yerevan ticket,”- says Narine proudly.
Eventually, Uzbekistan’s participants dream to see Yerevan came true, and Narine chose Minks. She will receive her guests in Yerevan in the end of July and will leave for Minsk in August. Narine Manucharyan, lecturer at YSU Faculty of Geography and Geology, will also travel to Belarus.