‘Hill Of Honor’ Memorial Complex To Open August 20


AUGUST 18, 2010

YEREVAN, AUGUST 18, ARMENPRESS: The RA President Serzh Sargsyan and
President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev will attend August
20 the official ceremony of Gyumri’s ‘Hill of Honor’ memorial complex.

Ashot Poghosyan, head of the press center of the ‘Patvi Gorts (Matter
of Honor)’ Armenian-Russian benevolent organization, which is engaged
in the organizing of the improvement works of the territory, told
Armenpress that a monument, dedicated to the lieutenants, will be
erected on the Hill of Honor. The monument is like that of blown up
1919 in Kars. The monument is created on the basis of the design of
Oleg Vladimirov, architect.

‘Hill of Honor’ memorial complex is the burial site of the 156 Russian
soldiers, who were killed in the 1855 and 1877-1878 Russian-Turkish
wars. It was established on the decree of Colonel N. Muravlev.

The idea of restoration of the ‘Hill of Honor’ memorial complex belongs
to Russian Ambassador to Armenia Vyacheslav Kovalenko. A working group,
headed by President of Pan-Armenian Youth Center Andranik Nikoghosyan,
was established 2009 for the coordination of the works.

From: A. Papazian

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