MOSCOW (Combined Sources)—The Hayastan All-Armenia Fund hosted a benefit dinner with some 80 Russian-Armenian businessmen at the Ararat Park Hyatt Hotel in Moscow on Sunday to bolster fundraising activities for this year’s annual Thanksgiving day telethon.
Present at the dinner were members of the Armenia Fund board of trustees, including Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian, Nagorno-Karabakh President Bako Sahakian, and the Speaker of Armenia’s National Assembly, Hovik Abrahamyan.
All funds from the telethon, which will run all day on November 26, are being directed toward development programs in the war-torn city of Shoushi in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.
“As you know the annual fund-raising of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund has started. This time the donations will be allocated to the development programs of Shoushi,” Sarkisian said, addressing the guests. “The city that was once one of the educational and cultural centers of Eastern Armenia, the city we have always been proud of, needs our support today.”
Sarkisian also urged guests to “generously participate” in the fund with hefty donations, which will be announced during the telethon.