Five students from Hungary will be studying at the Faculty of History and Law this semester. Together with the future historians and sociologists studying at the same Faculty they initiated a discussion dedicated to the Hungarian Revolution of 1848.
In their speeches they stressed the role and contribution of the Armenian community to the revolution and to the development of Hungarian culture.
Talking to aspu.am, Edgar Hovhannisyan, Dean of the Faculty of History and Law, said that the Hungarian students are given an opportunity to present the history and culture of their country in different student events.
“Armenians played an important role during the Hungarian Revolution. Two of the thirteen rebel generals (13 Martyrs of Arad) who were executed by the Austrian Empire were Armenians. This fact is known only to historians,” Mr. Hovhannisyan said emphasizing the importance and effectiveness of similar initiatives for the both sides.
The event was attended by Anahit Simonyan, Chair of the Armenian-Hungarian Friendship NGO.