YEREVAN (Public Radio of Armenia) — The Charles Aznavour house-museum was opened in downtown Yerevan on June 1, in a solemn ceremony attended by the legendary singer, his son Nicolas Aznavour, Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan 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 that will aim to preserve the maestro’s cultural legacy. It will also work out and implement educational and social 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 says 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.