‘‘Cross of Armenian Unity’’ cultural charitable NGO ‘‘founded’’ Machanents Cultural Fortress City in Ejmiatsin. The Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports reports via news.am, that the ceremony of declaration of Machanents cultural fortress city took place on May 21, to which the acting minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of RA Vahram Dumanyan and deputy minister Ara Khzmalyan attended.

The acting minister welcomed the idea of creating a unique cultural cradle and awarded the founder of ‘‘Cross of Armenian Unity’’ organization Grigor Machanents Babakhanyan with a gold medal of RA ESCS Ministry for his contribution to the development and publicity of Armenian culture, innovative and creative approaches, in the framework of the event.