TBILISI — The fate of Armenian great writer Hovhannes Tumanyan in Tbilisi is finally decided. Chairman of Armenian Writers’ Union Levon Ananyan had a meeting with the journalists today and during the press conference officially handed the keys of Tumanyan’s house to Primate of the Georgian Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Bishop Vazgen Mirzakhanyan.
“Pan-Armenian foundation of writers has bought the house and presents it to the Georgian Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church”, Ananyan said.
“This is a great honor and a great responsibility,” the Primate said, and informed that negotiations are under way with Tumanyan’s grand-granddaughter on purchasing the other part of the house.
Chairman of the Writer’s Union also thanked Gyumri Mayor Vardan Ghukasyan who assisted to buy the house and also to restore it. “We managed to return to the nation a memory of Tumanyan. So, we will have a center of Armenian culture in Tbilisi which will become a good stimulus to make Armenian cultural life more active there. ”
Primate of the Georgian Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Bishop Vazgen Mirzakhanyan informed that the cultural center will be officially opened in autumn.