in Russian – http://crossroadorg.info/club/
About “Crossroad” Club
In Armenian the name is “Khatchmeruk” that means “Crossroad” in English.
The “Crossroad” (“Khachmeruk”) International Discussion Club is a community of independent experts: scientists, political scientists, philosophers, cultural scientists, lawyers, public figures, publicists.
The “Crossroad” Club was formed in June 2020 and operates so far mainly on the Zoom online video conferencing platform. The first online discussion took place on Victory Day in the Battle of Sardarapat May 26, 2020.
Meetings are held in three languages: Armenian, Russian, English. Announcements, reports, including video recordings, texts are reflected on web sites and social networks.
Until the end of June, 2020 10 meetings were held.
The meeting plan for July, 2020 is here.
Among the objectives of the Club there are:
- development of Club’s platform for discussing various pressing issues,
- bringing together disparate experts and organizations from different countries and forming a common position,
- scientific research work on key topics, structuring problems, consolidation of information resources, formation and management of practical projects,
- preparation of independent analytical materials and recommendations and their submission to the authorities of Russia, Armenia, other countries, international organizations, community organizations and the public.
The 10 meetings that took place before July 1б 2020 were held in various directions, including:
- Armenian civilization on the Armenian highlands
- Republic of Armenia
- Republic of Artsakh
- Western Armenia
- Armenian Diaspora
- Global and regional problems and threats
- Crimes committed by Turkey and Azerbaijan against the Armenian and other indigenous peoples of the region
- Russian-Armenian relations
- Information war.
Regular members of the Club (as of July 1, 2020) – 13 out of 9 cities of 5 countries:
- Vahan Babakhanyan, public organization “Crossroad” (“Khatchmeruk”), moderator of few web sites and groups in social networks, in that number http://crossroadorg.info/ https://aga-tribunal.info/ https://miaban.ru/ (Saint Petersburg),
- Alexandr Manasyan, Ph.D. in philosophy, professor (Yerevan),
- Martik Gasparyan, academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, culturologist (Moscow),
- Oleg Gabrielyan, Doctor of Philosophy, Professor of the Crimean Federal University named after V. Vernadsky (Simferopol),
- Ruben Kirakosyan, advocate (Moscow),
- Garen Arevian, blogger (London),
- Hovik Avanesov, scientific researcher, Center for Caucasus Studies, Mesrop Mashtots University (Stepanakert),
- Arthur Petrosyan, public figure (Paris),
- Georg Gabrielyan, public figure (Saint Petersburg),
- David Hovhannisyan, chairman of Armenian community (Great Novgorod),
- Robert Grigoryan, culturologist (Saint Petersburg),
- Aram Astvatsaturov, blogger (Nizhnekamsk),
- Ashot Shakhsuvaryan, lawyer (Yerevan).
About 20 people participated occasionally:
- Albina Sukiasyan, chief of the “Ararat” Armenian cultural and educational society (Moscow),
- Bella Oganyan, musician (Moscow),
- Nerses Movsisyan (Saint Petersburg),
- Taron Antinyan, civil engineer, ex-chairman of the youth union “VEM”, Tver city, (Saint Petersburg),
- Fr. Nerses Khananyan, priest of Armenian church Surb Hakob (Crimea),
- Arman Isoyan (Tver),
- Andranik Poghosyan, public figure (Vancouver, Canada),
- Ernest Grigoryan, Ph.D. in Philosophy, professor (Yerevan),
- Mariam Eghyan, lecturer in two universities (Yerevan),
- Yeghia Tashjian, publicist, blogger (Beirut),
- Ruzanna Kurgunyan, principal of the Armenian Sunday school (Saint Petersburg),
- Mariam Avagyan, coordinator of the Congress of refugees from the Azerbaijani SSR (Yerevan),
- Aram Khatchaturyan, Coordinating Council of Russian-Armenian NGOs (Moscow),
- Donara Mkrtchyan, lecturer in SPb State university (Saint Petersburg),
- Hrayr Ulubabyan, public figure (Yerevan),
- Ruben Nakhatakyan, philosopher (Yerevan),
- Khoren Sahakyan, ex-chairman of the Armenian community in Yakutia (Saint Petersburg),
- Milana Sugyan,
- Garik Harutyunyan (Saint Petersburg)