May 24, near the edition “MK” on Krasnopresnenskaya Zastava square near the metro station “Ulitsa 1905 goda” was held an action of memory of victims of the Armenian genocide. On the eve of the Moscow hosted events dedicated to those tragic events. Their initiator was the grandson of the leader of the Soviet era Anastas Mikoyan, and great-grandson of the Soviet aviakonstruktor and the “father” of the MiG Artem Mikoyan — Stas Namin.
On 24 April 1915 in Constantinople began mass arrests of the Armenian intellectual, religious, economic and political elite, was destroyed by prominent figures of Armenian culture. In 2015, the European Parliament announced on 24 April, the European day of remembrance of the victims of the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire.
April 22 in the Great hall of the Moscow Conservatory by the Russian national orchestra under Mikhail Pletnev performed the Symphony No . 3 by Aram Khachaturian, written in 1947 for Symphony orchestra with triple woodwinds composition, fifteen solo trumpets and organ. The same evening, for the first time in Moscow performed the Symphony “Centuria S– Quark” of Stas Namin, which is known to the General public as one of the founders of Russian rock music, the leader of the group “Flowers”, author of many popular songs such as “We wish you happiness”. Symphony “Centuria S– Quark” in the summer of 2016 was recorded at Abbey Road studios by the London Symphony orchestra, and in December it was performed by the State Philharmonic orchestra of Armenia in Yerevan. Moscow concert was supported by the Ministry of culture of the Republic of Armenia and the Russian and Novo-Nakhichevan diocese of the Armenian Holy Apostolic Orthodox Church.
At the residence of the diocese, April 24 will be the premiere of “In mountains my heart” the works of William Saroyan, which is performed by Theatre of Stas Namin. Before held another premiere – the documentary “Ancient churches of Armenia” again, Stas Namin with the review of the Catholicos of all Armenians Karekin II. The Director of this picture was born and raised in Moscow, but his ancestors came from Sanahin. So he traveled to Armenia, visited Garni, Geghard, the residence of the Catholicos of Echmiadzin, the monastery of Sanahin and other places of breathtaking. They are familiar to many of us the films of Sergey Parajanov.