Rostov-on-Don

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Rostov-on-Don - Rostov, which engulfed the nearby Armenian town of Nakhichevan-on-Don, still shows Armenian influences in its low buildings. Especially interesting is the Cathedral of the Resurrection. There are several parks, four theatres, an orchestra, a race-course and a beach. Rostov is the gateway to the Caucasus.

Rostov-on-Don and Yerevan are Twin Cities. The agreement on that was was signed in Yerevan on 10 October 2005.

Part of the ceremonies dedicated to that occasion was festivities in Yerevan marking the opening of the memorial complex Cossack Monument in Yerevan to Hero Cossacks killed during Russian-Persian and Russian-Turkish Wars in 19th century.

The memorial is erected at the place where once Cossack regiments were stationed. The seven-meter stele is embraced with plates that have names of Cossack regiments on them. The proverb on the monument reads: "To Cossacks of Russia from Grateful Armenian People." The raising of the monument was initiated by Cossack circles of Rostov region and Nakhichevan Armenian community.

The Don delegation was headed by then Governor Vladimir Chub.

In Rostov-on-Don there is a monument to world-famous Armenian artist Martiros Sarian who was native of Rostov-on-Don. And as for 2005 it was situated on Sarian street in Nakhijevan, now Proletarian region of the city.

In December 2005 the "New Nakhijevan-on-Don Armenian Community" turned to the administration of Rostov-on-Don with a request to move the monument to the territory between the Rostov Academic Youth Theater (former Theater of Young Spectator) and Grammar School No13.

According to the "Yerkramas" (Country) newspaper of Armenians of Russia, the monument to Martiros Sarian was proposed to place on the Freedom square.

The administration of the regional center held an Internet-survey for making a decision on the given issue among users of the own site.


Sources

  • YEREVAN AND ROSTOV-ON-DON BECAME SISTER CITIES, PanARMENIAN.Net, Armenia, October 10 2005
  • MONUMENT TO MARTIROS SARIAN IN ROSTOV-ON-DON MAY BE MOVED, Noyan Tapan, Armenia, December 26 2005


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