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04.09.2017 • The consecration of the Armenian «Surb Gevorg» church

On September 3, the consecration ceremony of the St. Gevorg Armenian Church was held in the Russian city of Yaroslavl. The liturgy was conducted by Archbishop Ezras Nersisyan, head of the Russian and Nor Nakhichevan Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church.

14.08.2017 • The consecration of the Armenian Church in Vladimir

On August 13, the consecration ceremony of the Armenian St. Grigor Lusavorich (Gregory the Illuminator) Church was held in the Russian city of Vladimir. The liturgy was conducted by Bishop Mkrtich Proshyan, head of the Aragatsotn Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church.

18.07.2017 • The parliamentary delegation of Armenia paid an official visit to Russia

From July 17-18, the parliamentary delegation of the Republic of Armenia headed by the Chairman of the National Assembly of Armenia Ara Babloyan paid an official visit to Russia.

04.07.2017 • Ambassador Vardan Togհanyan visited Russia’s Krasnodar Territory

July 03, 2017 - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to the Russian Federation Vardan Toghanyan held a working meeting with the governor of the Krasnodar Territory Veniamin Kondratyev. During the meeting, a number of issues were discussed on the development of trade and economic relations between Armenia and the Krasnodar Territory.

20.06.2017 • President holds consultations on Armenian-Russian cooperation agenda

As part President-chaired meetings dedicated to the economic component of Armenia’s foreign policy, President Serzh Sargsyan called today a consultation to discuss economic relations and cooperation between the Republic of Armenia and the Russian Federation. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to the Russian Federation Vardan Toghanyan informed the President about the implementation of joint programs aimed at the furtherance of allied relations with Russia, complementing the Armenian-Russian multilateral cooperation with new programs, as well as addressing the problems and obstacles on the way to promoting the bilateral agenda. Opening the meeting, the President noted that this year marks the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Armenia and the Russian Federation and went on to emphasize that any jubilee is a good opportunity to take a retrospective view at the past and outline new programs for the future....

27.05.2017 • Ambassador Vardan Toghanyan’s visit to the Republic of Tatarstan

On May 24, Armenia’s Ambassador to Russia Vardan Toghanyan held a meeting in Kazan with Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan Alexey Pesoshin. At the meeting, Vardan Toghanyan and Alexey Pesoshin discussed various issues, including the prospects of cooperation development between Armenia and Tatarstan within the framework of the Armenian-Russian relations, as well as the expansion of range and volumes of the mutual trade. The establishment of the Armenian Trade House in Kazan, Armenian Church construction and appointment of the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Armenia to Tatarstan were among the issues for negotiations agenda. Ambassador Toghanyan and Prime Minister Pesoshin also touched upon the cooperation in humanitarian sphere, particularly, in the fields of education, sports, tourism, culture, and art. On the same day, Armenia’s Ambassador to Russia Vardan Toghanyan held a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan Vasil...

06.05.2017 • Ambassador Toghanyan visited Astrakhan region

  From May 5-6, Armenia's Ambassador to Russia Vardan Toghanyan took part in the events in the Astrakhan region dedicated to the 300th anniversary of founding of the Russian and Novo-Nakhichevan Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church. During his visit, Ambassador Vardan Toganyan held a meeting with Alexander Zhilkin, Governor of the Astrakhan region. The meeting was attended by Head of the Russian and Novo-Nakhichevan Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church Archbishop Yezras Nersisyan, Consul General of the Republic of Armenia to the Southern Federal District Vardan Asoyan, Priest of St. Hripsime Church Marcos Sargsyan, and representatives of the Armenian community. With the participation of Vardan Toghanyan and Alexander Zhilkin was held the opening ceremony of two khachkars. Newly consecrated khachkars were erected on the same place where the first Armenian stone church of the Dormition of the Mother of God was built based on the especial decree of Peter the...

24.04.2017 • Moscow commemorates the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

April 24, 2017 - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to the Russian Federation Vardan Toghanyan and Head of the Russian and Novo-Nakichevan Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Archbishop Yezras Nersisyan placed flowers at the memorial of the victims of the Armenian Genocide on the Armenian Church complex territory.

14.04.2017 • Ambassador Toghanyan’s interview to «INTERFAX» News Agency

Ambassador Vardan Toghanyan speaks about the ongoing Armenian-Russian bilateral cooperation, regional developments, and Armenia’s membership in the Eurasian Economic Union in his interview to Russia’s «INTERFAX» News Agency. The interview is available here .  

27.03.2017 • NKR President held a meeting with Armenia’s Ambassador to Russia

 March 27, 2017 – NKR President Bako Sahakyan received Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to the Russian Federation Vardan Toghanian. Bako Sahakyan extended his congratulations to Ambassador Toghanyan on the appointment, wishing success in his new assignment. In the scopes of the meeting, the parties discussed a range of issues related to dissemination of fair information about Artsakh in Russia. Karen Mirzoyan, the NKR Minister for Foreign Affairs, also attended the meeting. The development of inter-Armenian ties was also on the agenda

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