Charles Aznavour House Museum Opens in Yerevan; Son Baptized in Tatev Monastery
YEREVAN (ArmRadio)—Charles Aznavour’s House Museum was opened in downtown Yerevan on June 1, in a ceremony attended by the legendary singer, his son Nicolas Aznavour, Armenia’s President Serzh Sarkisian, and a number of guests. Minister of Culture Armen Amiryan handed the symbolic keys to Charles Aznavour.
The ceremony also marked the launching of the Aznavour Foundation, with the aim to preserve the legend’s cultural legacy by implementing social and educational programs.
“All of our joint efforts should be targeted at the development of the Motherland to enable the youth to realize their dreams inside the country surrounded by beloved ones,” Aznavour said.
The singer said he has decided to establish the foundation after seeing the brilliant educational programs implemented in Armenia, the restoration of historic monuments, and creation of new infrastructures.
The same say, Aznavour visited Tatev Monastery with his son and friends, IDeA Foundation reported.
They were welcomed at Halidzor station of Tatev ropeway by IDeA Foundation Director Edgar Manukyan and Tatev Ropeway Director Vahe Baghdasaryan.
The guests were briefed on the history of Tatev and the programs implemented by Tatev Revival Fund.