Saint Petersburg State University students have begun to study Armenian language again. As “Novosti” Russian agency reports, today presentation of the Caucasian studies department was held at the University. Armenian ambassador to RF Armen Smbatian, senior priest of Nor-Nakhichevan and Russian eparchy of the Armenian Apostolic church Yezras, as well as representatives of the parliaments of the South Caucasian states participated in the event. Within the presentation frameworks, “Wonders of the Caucasus” photo-exhibition with 50 exhibits of historic landmarks of Georgia and Armenia will be opened today. According to the dean of the Oriental Studies department of the University Ivan Steblin-Kamenskiy, Armenian language was taught in 1818 and according to the decree of Nikolay I, the chair of the Caucasian philology was established in 1814 and closed in 50s XX century. 6 people entered the Caucasian department of the SPSU. They will study not only Armenian language as well as other Caucasian languages but also history and ethnography of the Caucasian peoples.