Dear compatriots, dear friends!
It is a pleasure to introduce you to the Heritage and Progress foundation, established in 2020, the work of which is devoted to the development and support of Russian-Armenian humanitarian initiatives.
Establishing our foundation, firstly we aimed to broaden and fortify humanitarian links between the people of Russia and Armenia, bonded by friendship, historical roots, and cultural values through the ages. The Christian principles of humanity, love, and peace, run deeply through both our cultures.
The activities of the foundation are directed at the following: supporting humanitarian avenues that will bring our two countries closer together; creating broad, multifaceted cooperation in the fields of culture & art, science & education, and also youth politics; and strengthening state-level ties of fellowship based on heritage and patriotic values.
The board of trustees includes prominent representatives of Russian science & education, famous art & culture figures, and esteemed scientists, musicians, doctors, and businesspeople. Among them: well-known Soviet and Russian historian and Eastern scholar, director of the Hermitage Museum, and academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Mikhail B. Piotrovsky; Soviet and Russian opera singer and teacher Lyubov Kazarnovskaya; Soviet and Russian historian, Director of the Institute of Asian and African countries at MSU, professor Igor I. Abylgaziev; Primate of the Armenian Diocese of the Russia and New Nakhichevan Armenian Apolostic Church, Yezras Nersisyan; Soviet and Russian film director and screenwriter Oleg Massarygin.
We believe that based on the millennia-spanning cultural heritage of our nations, we will be able to achieve progress in the humanitarian mission to strengthen engagement, and see the various endeavours of the people of our countries thrive.
Founder of the Heritage & Progress Foundation
Armais A. Kamalov