At the invitation of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev, President Serzh Sargsyan arrived in Moscow on a state visit.
The President of Armenia visited the newly constructed Armenian Apostolic Church complex in Moscow, participated in the ceremony of consecration of the doom cross of the Cathedral and the ceremony of blessing.
The Armenian Church complex built in the center of Moscow occupies an area of 1.32 hectares. The construction works based on a new design commenced in 2006. The complex comprises the Cathedral, a small Saint Cross church, the building of the Diocese administration, reception and conference halls, and a museum. The structure is built in the traditions of the Armenian national architecture. The Cathedral is built of the rose-colored tuff, while the other structures – in light apricot color tuff. The tuff has been delivered from the town of Ani. The gem of the compound – Cathedral of rose-colored tuff – is girded with crosses, statues and Mesporian letters.
On the first day of the state visit, President Serzh Sargsyan visited also the Aesthete Jewelry House. During the conversation with the founder and director of the Aesthete Jewelry House Gagik Gevorkian, who is also the Chairman of the Association of the Armenian Jewelers, Serzh Sargsyan was informed on the works and future programs of the House which was founded back in 1991 and in the last two decades has achieve a considerable success.