This event summed up a number of events, dedicated to the 65th anniversary of our glorious victory, held from April 15, organized at the initiative of YSU Russian Center. The event was attended by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of RF in RA, Vyacheslav Kovalenko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Armenia Stepan Sukharenko, Chairman of the Writers Union of Armenia, Levon Ananyan, veterans of the Great Patriotic War, students and lecturers of YSU. During the event, YSU students and Cultural Center chorus performed war songs.
Prior to the event, students, thanks to the efforts of YSU Faculty of Russian Philology Student Council, created in the Alma Mater festive mood with songs, flags and balloons.
Our honorable guest, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of RF in RA, Vyacheslav Kovalenko, highlighted the fact that the event takes place at a leading university of Armenia - Yerevan State University. According to him, it is great to see that this event brings together young people, which, fortunately, did not feel the horrors of war. It is important for youth to know the main reasons of the war for history to be presented fairly. We do not know how our lives would have been if the war had ended differently, but I really want one thing: not to invent stories about the war, and all to be recognizable by those who played a big role in this war,-said Vyacheslav Kovalenko.
According to the organizer of the event, Director of YSU Russian Center Arusyak Nersesyan, the main purpose of this event is to celebrate the Day of Victory in Great Patriotic War, as this holiday has recently lost its importance it used to have.
Rector of Yerevan State University Aram Simonyan, wishing to veterans health and long life, said: Victory Day, is perhaps our most favorite holiday, and the whole May becomes just more beautiful. This holiday lives in the house of every Armenian and in the consciousness of all peoples of the Soviet Union. I urge our youth not to forget that 65 years ago our nation was reborn, and I want to thank all those who have defended not only our freedom and independence, but our civilization.
87 years old Gregory Baghramyan, who fought in the war on the North Caucasian Front, is a native of the village Karachinar in Shahoumyan region of Nagorno-Karabakh. He recalls that he was studying in the Military School of Baku, where he joined the Army. We went to the front after only 20 days from the moment we put on uniforms. I remember when we attacked with the words: For Stalin, for the Motherland!. We had only black bread, and when the Germans fled from their shelters, we found they had white bread and milk, but did not dare to touch it,-says Gregory Baghramyan.
Villager of Karachinar was not officially involved in the Artsakh war, but was obliged to defend his home and land. And as he says, all the medals, received for the participation in the Great Patriotic War, which are very dear to him, he has left there in his village house.