YEREVAN. – The government of Armenia has allocated 31.9 million drams (about US$66,000) from the reserve fund, for the establishment of the Scientific Research Institute of Chess.
The decision to this effect was adopted at Thursday’s Cabinet meeting of the government.
The Minister of Education and Science, Levon Mkrtchyan, introduced the respective draft decision.
This institute will conduct psychological, sociological, and pedagogical studies in chess education.
To note, President Serzh Sargsyan is also President of the Chess Federation of Armenia.