Memorial in Balahovid village, Armenia

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Subject:The victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide.
Type of Memorial:Monumental Sculpture
Sponsor(s):Financial support by Diaspora Armenians
Architect/Designer/Artist:L. Tigranian
Placement:Freestanding sculptural work.
Physical Setting:Flat land.
Tourist Amenities:No
Physical Condition:Standing undamaged but not well cared for.
Location:Genocide memorial
Balahovid, Kotayk Province Armenia
Construction Began:Mid 1970’s
Construction Completed:1979
Dedication Date:1979 (no official dedication)
Development/Construction Process:Since the authorities of Soviet Union never officially acknowledged the fact of the Armenian Genocide, those monuments commemorating the victims of the Genocide built under the Soviet rule were abstracted in one way or the other. This memorial is among those Soviet monuments which were initiated and financed by the local community members and never received an official dedication.
History of Ownership:Owned by the Soviet state before 1991 and the Republic of Armenia after 1991
Additional Information:Editorial Broad of Armenian Encyclopedia. The Armenian Question. Yerevan: 1996.