Aramashot Papayan and Silva Kaputikyan had a close relationship spanning over several decades. Papayan and Kaputikyan both studied literature together in Moscow at the Maxim Gorky Literature Institute from 1949-1951. When Papayan was still living in the writers building on Terian Street, Kaputikyan, as well as other writers and artists, would all congregate at Papayan's home during nights, where they would sing, play music and discuss literature.
Papayan's mother Grap had a difficult time pronouncing Kaputikyan's name. She would always call her "Sliva," which means plum in the Russian language.
Silva Kaputikyan is a famous Armenian poet whose main focus was the preservation of Armenian national identity.