Jan 7 2015 - 14:34
This night, from 6 to 7 January, Orthodox Christians are celebrating Christmas - one of the biggest and most ancient Christian holidays, which has its roots in the distant past. In the annals of belonging to the Christian history of Russia, you can even find the exact date when Christmas was celebrated in Russia for the first time - 25 December 988. Christmas for many centuries was the main winter holiday, far more celebrated than New Year. Even after the reforms of Peter the Great in 1700, which moved New Year to January 1, Christmas traditions have remained unchanged.
Aug 14 2014 - 16:58
The Lomonosov Moscow State University may soon establish an office in the Armenian capital city, Yerevan, News-Armenia cites Armenian deputy Minister of Education and Science Karine Arutyunan as saying.
Mar 10 2014 - 21:30
Russian Film Week opened today in the Moscow cultural and business center "Moscow House" in Yerevan. It is taking place from 10 to 15 March, the press service of the center reports."Within a week Yerevan will host premieres of new Russian films," a spokeswoman is reported saying by "News -Armenia".
Feb 12 2014 - 19:48
A museum of military history is going to be established at the Russian military base in Gyumri, Armenia. The museum will cover the history of Russian-Armenian relations from the 18th to the 21st centuries and Armenia's struggle against the Persian Empire.
Feb 10 2014 - 19:24
On the sidelines of today's press conference on the Russian President's Award in Science and Innovation for Young Scientists in 2013, the presidential aide, former head of the Ministry of Education Andrei Fursenko, spoke to VK about the direction of the development of science in the North Caucasus and joint projects in this area with the countries of the South Caucasus.
Aug 6 2013 - 11:41
Armenia and Abkhaz become two of the top 10 countries visited by Russian pilgrims. The top 10 include Israel, Greece, Bulgaria, Italy, Russia, Ukraine (Crimea), Armenia, Serbia, Abkhazia and Tunisia, ARKA reports.Most Russian pilgrims today are people aged 35-40, used to comfort at home and abroad, preferring high-quality hotel service, Olga Favarizova of Oktogo.ru says.Armenia became a Christian state in 301. It has over 25,000 monuments of history and culture. Pilgrims may visit the St. Echmiadzin Cathedral and the Gegard Cave Monastery.
Jul 4 2013 - 10:52
The Oktyabrsky Concert Hall had a concert attended by Yerevan Mayor Taron Margaryan and other Armenian officials yesterday within the framework of the Yerevan Festival in Saint-Petersburg, Armenia Today reports.Performances were made by duduk master Jivan Gasparyan, jazzmen Levon Malkhasyan and Vaagn Ayrapetyan, singers Anush and Inga Arshakyans and Leyla Saribekyan, chorus of Ovannes Chekidzhyan, dancers of the Barekamutsyun Group.