The festival, called Tatyanas day, has got a background of two centuries. On the 25th of January of 1755 Empress Elizaveta Petrovna signed the decree on the foundation of Moscow State University after Lomonosov. From this day it is believed that Holy Tatyana is the patroness of students.
Initially, this holiday was solemnly celebrated in Moscow. Today the festival has gained international recognition. This year the holiday was celebrated in Yerevan for the first time.
In the framework of Tatyanas Day House of Moscow in Armenia, ministries of Sports and Culture of Armenia, Center for Intercultural Studies, Russian Compatriotic Youth Organization initiated an event, held at the House of Moscow. The participants were talented Russian and Armenian students from 12 state and private universities of Armenia.
This event was a competitive one. To make this day more memorable students had prepared interesting dancing, humor, singing, which had to be estimated by jury, chosen by the organizers beforehand.
YSU Cultural Center was also invited to the festival, dedicated to the International Day of Student. YSU Cultural Center Dance Ensemble singers, soloists, chorus raised the spirits of audience.
By the way, YSU Chorus performed the International Students Anthem, symbolizing the opening of international interuniversity event and was awarded the first prize of the jury. Singer-soloist Artsrun Khangeldyan took an honorable second place. The dance group received a special prize for presentation of the most spectacular dance numbers.
I am very pleased that the holiday with a centuries-old history is celebrated in Yerevan, too. I am encouraged, as our Center participated in interuniversity event organized by House of Moscow in Armenia and was awarded a certificate for the active participation. The main idea of this holiday is to make student life more interesting and significant, - said YSU Cultural Center Director Karine Davtyan.