Ruslan Tumanyan is majoring in politics and governance within AUA’s recently launched undergraduate program. Prior to applying to AUA, he served during the 2020 Artsakh War.
“Jabrayil was one of the most tense spots during the war. I was also in the blockade with Artur Harutyunyan and Arman Armaghanyan, who are AUA students. I wanted to serve my country and I knew it would be hard—it turned out to be harder than I expected, but that’s life,” says Ruslan.
After returning from the war, Ruslan applied to AUA because of his friend and fellow veteran, Artur, and because of the quality education he knew AUA could provide. He chose the field of politics, as it is something he had always been interested in. He believes that it will give him an opportunity to be more involved in the development of Armenia. He adds, “I don’t think we should visualize the future of Armenia. I think we should focus on the current issues, which we haven’t solved yet. Unless we figure out what is happening right now, we can’t move forward. We are in a chaotic political situation so the first thing we have to do is to come up with real solutions.”