A delegation of Armenian legislators participated in the commemorative events held in Volgograd, Russia on the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Stalingrad.
The delegation included MP Vahe Ghalumyan, the Chair of the Parliamentary Committee on Territorial Administration, Local Self-Governance, Agriculture and Environment, MP Aleksey Sandikov and MP Matevos Asatryan.
The delegation met with the Volgograd city Duma head Alexander Bloshkin and Governor of Volgograd Oblast Andrey Bocharov.
Issues related to the development of Armenian-Russian relations in several sectors were discussed, the need for expanding inter-regional partnership between the two countries was emphasized, according to a read-out issued by the Armenian parliament’s press service. The fact that in this difficult period of time the Armenian official delegation and Armenian community are represented at all events was highlighted.
A meeting with the local Armenian community was also held.
30,000 Armenians participated in the Battle of Stalingrad. 10,000 of them were killed in action. More than half of the participants of the battles were awarded orders and medals.
Armenian Ambassador to Russia Vagharshak Harutyunyan also participated in the commemorative events.