American singer and actress Cher (Cherilyn Sarkisian), who has recently come on tour to Moscow, was present at the reception organized in her honor by the Armenian community in Ararat-Hayat hotel on June 22. During the reception Cher was accompanied by chairman of the Union of Armenians of Russia Ara Abrahamian. As reported by Izvetiya Russian newspaper, Armenian Ambassador to Russia Armen Smbatian, who immediately invited the singer to visit her historical homeland, was introduced to Cher. “I was there. There are so many people in Armenia who look like me! It’s the dearest I have”, answered the singer promising to come as soon as a possibility occurs. The exact terms of the visit are being negotiated at present. The singer was presented with a picture – her own portrait in an Armenian national costume and brandy from the valley of Ararat. “My father is from there”, she said. An hour later the singer left the reception. The guests, among whom were deputy to chairman of the council of directors of Uniastrum Bank Gagik Zakarian, Argentina’s Ambassador, Senator Oganez Ohanian, President of Association of Russian Banks Garegin Tosunian, Troika Dialogue company President Ruben Vardanian, chairman of the Council of Directors of Cigar Clan Artashes Shirikian, ATA Motors Company President Levon Hairapetian, film director Karen Shahnazarov saw Cher with applause.