Memorial in Geghartavank, Armenia

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Subject:The victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide.
Type of Memorial:Monumental Sculpture
Sponsor(s):Local community
Architect/Designer/Artist:Rafael Israelian
Placement:Freestanding sculptural work.
Physical Setting:Flat land.
Tourist Amenities:No
Physical Condition:Standing undamaged but not well cared for.
Location:Genocide memorial
Geghartavank, Geghartavank Region, Kotayk Province Armenia
Construction Began:1970's
Construction Completed:1970's
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.