The grandson of Marshal Baghramyan presented in Yerevan reissued a book of his grandfather

© Photo : Personal archive of the family of Marshal Baghramyan Bagramyana. Archive photoThe grandson of Marshal Baghramyan presented in Yerevan reissued a book of his grandfather© Photo : Personal archive of a family of Marshal Bagramyan

The grandson of Soviet Union Marshal Ivan (Hovhannes) Bagramyan (1897-1982) was presented on Saturday in Yerevan republished a book his grandfather «the Great sons of the people», the correspondent of RIA Novosti.

The presentation took place in the framework held in Yerevan’s House of Moscow the exhibition «With love to Armenia and Russia», devoted to Day of Russia and the Armenian-Russian friendship and telling about the activities of the St. Petersburg benefactor Hrachya Poghosyan, who provided support in publishing the book for the 120th anniversary of the Marshal.

«This collection of essays, written by Ivan Khristoforovich in the period from 1979 to 1982 of his military colleagues and teachers. It has seven stories, they are all published in the «journal of Military history», and the collection was published after the departure of Ivan Khristoforovich of life (1984),» — said the grandson of a military commander, Ivan Bagramyan.

Among the main characters of the essays he called comrades, Baghramyan marshals Georgy Zhukov, Konstantin Rokossovsky, Alexander Vasilevsky, Ivan Konev, Timoshenko Seeds, and two of his teachers in military academies – Marshal Boris Shaposhnikov and General Dmitry Karbyshev.

«To be a true patriot and citizen, one must know the history of their country, and that described by Bagramyan, is truthful information about what happened then,» said Ivan Bagramyan.

Exhibition in the House of Moscow includes more than 200 photos of charitable activities Hrachya Poghosyan in 10 countries: Russia, Armenia, Slovakia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, and Georgia. This includes more than 80 sites of spiritual, cultural and historical significance. Published a dozen books and magazines, as well as documentary films on various subjects, 24 monument dedicated to the events and people of the great Patriotic war, six – memory of the Armenian genocide.

During the opening of the exhibition, Russian Ambassador to Armenia Ivan Volynkin emphasized the humanitarian and education philanthropist.

«Not so long ago, we opened a monument to the outstanding Soviet designer of small arms Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov and a military-historical Museum of the 102nd order of Alexander Nevsky of the Russian military base in Gyumri», — said the Ambassador.

According to the diplomat, the exhibition is a chronicle of the deeds of the patron, and he gladly accepted the invitation to participate in its opening.