Sardarapat Memorial

Location: Araks, Armenia

Completed: 1968

Architects: Rafael Israelyan (architect), Ara Harutyunyan, Arsham Shahinyan and Sambel Manasyan (sculptors)

Genre: Soviet memorial, former USSR

The memorial commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Sardarapat, which took place between 21st and 29th May 1918 and was one of three decisive Armenian victories during World War I that halted the Ottoman/Turkish invasion of Eastern Armenia. The other two important battles took place at Bash-Aparan (21-29 May 1918) and Karakilisa (25-28 May 1918). At the memorial, two winged bull statues act as a gateway to the bell tower. From the tower, a pathway known as ‘eagle alley’ leads to the Ethnographic Museum.

Sardarapat Memorial in Araks, Armenia | Soviet memorial | former USSR

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