December 24, 2009 - 11:53 AMTPanARMENIAN.Net
- In October 2009, a group of students and graduates of the State University - Higher School of Economics of Moscow launched a unique project, the Armenian Club of SU-HSE.
"Although it is not the first national entity within our university's international family (the Russian Club was also formed), the Armenian Club is unique because it's meant to unite the Armenian Diaspora and to engage SU-HSE progressive students in the intercultural communication and education process. Our club has about 200 members," said Hovhannes Ispiryan, the chairman of the club. "Our main goal is to show the diversity of cultures and traditions and share the values of Armenian culture with everyone who wishes to know it. We believe that we will create a new interesting atmosphere in our university. We hope sincerely that our initiative will encourage students of other nationalities to establish similar clubs in the future, so that we could more closely communicate with each other."
In addition, the club is planning to promote development of Russian-Armenian cultural, educational and scientific cooperation.
The Armenian club projects to organize master-classes of well-known personalities, lectures and conferences on the history and culture of Armenia, debates on current political, economic, cultural issues, as well as the publication of news and analytical materials.
Cultural evenings, meetings with artists, concerts and movie screenings are also envisaged. It's notable that an event dedicated to the master of Soviet animation Robert Sahakyants was held on November 26, 2009.