“MOTHER ARMENIA” MILITARY MUSEUM

Address: Park “Haghtanak”, Yerevan

Tel: +(374 10) 251 400

The Mother Armenia Memorial Complex opened in Victory Park on the 29th of November in 1950. The author is Raphael Israyelyan. At first on the stand was I. Stalin’s copper monument created by the People’s Sculptor Sergei Merkurov. It was 17 metre in height. In 1962 I. Stalin’s monument was dismantled. In 1967 was installed ‘‘Mother Armenia’’ copper monument created by People’s Artist of the Armenia Ara Harutyunyan. It was 22 metre in height. The Memorial Complex is planned like an Armenian church. The whole height of the Memorial is 52 metres. In 1970 in the stand of the monument opened the museum ‘‘Armenia in the Great Patriotic War in 1941-1945’’. In 1995 it was renamed ‘‘Mother Armenia’’ Military Museum of the Ministry of Defence of RA. The museum has two main exhibitions. One is ‘‘The Participation of the Armenians in the World War II’’ and the other is ‘‘Artsakh Liberation War in 1988-1994’’. The exhibition of the ground floor is devoted to the Armenians who took part in the World War II.