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Armenian, Russian Presidents attend opening of Armenian Culture Days in Russia

16.11.2017

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After the high-level talks in Moscow, the Presidents of Armenia and Russia Serzh Sargsyan and Vladimir Putin visited the Tretyakov Gallery, where the ceremonious official opening of the Armenian Culture Days in Russia was held, attended by the leaders of the two countries.

The event began with the exhibition of great Armenian painter Martiros Saryan’s works. The exposition features about three dozen exceptional masterpieces by Saryan available from the National Art Gallery of Armenia, the Yerevan House Museum of Martiros Saryan and from the collection of the Tretyakov Gallery, created by the famous master during his trips to the Middle East, as well as based on memories of these trips.

After the exhibition, the Presidents of Armenia and Russia delivered speeches in the Vrubel Hall of the Tretyakov Gallery.

During the event, Russian President Vladimir Putin handed to President Serzh Sargsyan famous Russian painter Mikhail Vrubel’s painting entitled «The Demon and the Angel with the Soul of Tamara,» which was stolen from Armenia in 1995.

Note that the RF President told President Sargsyan about the Russian side’s intention to hand over the painting to Armenia during their March 15 meeting in Moscow.

Photo: president.am.

 

 

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