In Tsarist Russia Lazaryans were known as philanthropists, national and public officials. It was due their efforts that the first Armenian Churches were constructed in the two Russian capitals. The most significant of those was the opening of Lazaryan Seminary in 1815 through the efforts of Lazaryan brothers. This education institutions late become Lazaryan Institute for Eastern Languages – the cornerstone of Eastern studies of Russia. For nearly one and half century it provided education opportunities to Armenian and Russian prominent writers, cultural figures, philologists and historians.