Memorial in Shgharshik village, 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:Architect: 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
Shgharshik, Talin Region, Aragatsotn Province Armenia
Construction Began:1970s
Construction Completed:1970s
Development/Construction Process:Since the authorities of Soviet Union never officially acknowledged the Armenian Genocide, those monuments that commemorate the victims of the Genocide, were built under the Soviet rule and were abstracted in one way or the other. This memorial is among those Soviet monuments which were initiated and financed by local community members and never received an official dedication.
History of Ownership:Owned by the Soviet Union before 1991 & the Republic of Armenia after 1991.
Additional Information:Editorial Broad of Armenian Encyclopedia. The Armenian Question. Yerevan: 1996.