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Military history museum of “Mother Armenia”
Military Museum “Mayr Hayastan” introduces to visitors not only the history of the Second World War, but also the history of the liberation movement of Artsakh. The facade of the building is a copy of one of the Armenian churches, and above the building stands “Mayr Hayastan”/ Mother Armenia monument. The museum presents the life and work of Armenian soldiers, heroes of the sixth division, as well as biographies of Armenian marshals and generals. The Memorial Complex “Mother Armenia” opened in Victory Park, in 1950 by the famous Armenian architect Rafael Israelyan. A statue has 52 meters height. In 1970 in the monument opened the first museum ‘‘Armenia in the Great Patriotic War in 1941-1945’’ but already in 1995, it was renamed ‘‘Mother Armenia’’ Military Museum of the Ministry of Defence of RA. This exhibition includes sixth Armenian National Divisions and the heroic activity of well-known Armenian marshals: Hovhannes Isakov, Hovhannes Baghramian, Armenak Khamperyants, Hamazasp Babajanyan. Also, you will see the portraits of Heroes of the Soviet Union and on the walls of the black granite of Memorial Hall you can see the names of the Soviet Union’s Heroes. The second exhibition is called the “Artsakh Liberation War in 1988-1994”. It introduces the National Heroes of Armenia and Artsakh. Here are displayed the activity of heroes, the kinds of Arm Forces of the Army of the RA, military operations and the Diorama of the liberation of the ancient capital of Artsakh Shushi.