On the initiative of Ara Abramyan, Russian Language Development Armenian Center held three International Competitions of the Russian language among graduates of national schools of the CIS and Baltic countries with a title “Russia and the Russian language in my life”, in 2002-2005. The competitions were held jointly with the Russian Language Development Moscow Center with the active support of Pushkin State Russian Language Institute.
Competitions were held in two rounds – selection and final. Selection round was held in each participant country. Two final rounds were held in Armenia and the third one in Kazakhstan.
220 graduates from the national schools of 12 CIS and Baltic countries took part in the final rounds of the three international competitions.
60 participants were granted certificates giving the right to a non-competitive admission and free education in the leading universities of the Russian Federation in the fields of “philology”, “public relations” and “journalism”.