The Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society Russia organization General Meeting took place on November 19, 2021, at the Armenian Cause office in Moscow.
Participants included Dr. Megerdich Megerdichian of Lebanon, chairperson of the Central Executive Board; author and orator Spartak Karabakhtsian, chairperson of the Hamazkayin Fund in Armenia; and others who, organized by the almost century-old Hamazkayin, carry out the mission of maintaining Armenian culture: these included teachers at the Hamazkayin Sunday school; representatives of cultural organizations, and members of a literary club.
A temporary executive board appointed on May 15 gave a report on its activities, as a matter of accountability. It also articulated its vision of future activities.
After discussion and decisions about future work, the an executive board was elected—for the first time. The board organized itself as follows:
Artur Paytyan, chairperson
Nune Sargsyan, responsible for cultural affairs
Balik Galemkerian, responsible for educational affairs.
Hamazkayin Delegation in Saint Petersburg
The Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society Russia organization expands the geography of its operations day by day, establishing chapters in the cities and communities of Russia that have many Armenians. After the launch of the Russia organization in Moscow, Hamazkayin established a chapter in Saint Petersburg.
Representatives and members of Armenian community, cultural, educational, and other organizations in the northern city attended the initial meeting. An official delegation comprised Dr. Megerdich Megerdichian of Lebanon, chairperson of the Central Executive Board; author and orator Spartak Karabakhtsian, chairperson of the Hamazkayin Fund in Armenia; Artur Paytyan, chairperson of Hamazkayin Russia Executive Board, and members of that board.
After a long and multifaceted discussion of the imperative and vital importance of having a Hamazkayin chapter in Russia’s cultural capital, the Hamazkayin Saint Petersburg Chapter was formed. Five active members of the educational and cultural community formed an executive board.
Press Office of the Hamazkayin Russia Organization