Photos Yerevan Military Museum
Photos Yerevan Military Museum

Photos Yerevan Military Museum

The giant Mother Armenia monument towers over Yerevan, overlooking the city from Victory Park. The monument houses a small military museum that is well worth a visit for everybody who is interested in Soviet and World War II history. The main section of the museum is now devoted to the Nagorno-Karabakh War displaying personal belongings, weapons, and documents of participants, the walls decorated with portraits of National Heroes.

The Mother Armenia Monument can be reached by climbing the stairs or escalators of the Cascade and walk trough Victory Park. The museum interior is still very much in the post war style found in many buildings from the Stalin era. The World War II exhibition is demoted to the basement of the building making place for an exhibition about the Nagorno-Karabakh War. A woman had to escort us to the basement to switch the lights on and off in each exhibition room. The Nagorno-Karabakh exhibition shows a large collection of photos, portraits and works of art glorifying the soldiers and rebels that fought and died in the Nagorno-Karabakh War.

Yerevan - Mother Armenia monument

The Mother Armenia Monument in Yerevan Victory Park replaced a Stalin statue after his death in 1967

Yerevan - Mother Armenia monument

The Mother Armenia Monument overlooking Yerevan seen a night from the Ani Plaza Hotel in the city centre

Yerevan - Mother Armenia monument

The Mother Armenia Monument with the Eternal Flame commemorating fallen Soviet Soldiers and Civilians during World War II

Yerevan - Mother Armenia monument

The Mother Armenia statue symbolizes peace through strength referring to woman from Armenian history and myths

Yerevan - Mother Armenia monument

The Mother Armenia Monument seen from Victory Park with a typical Soviet era Ferris Wheel in the foreground

Yerevan - Mother Armenia monument

The Eternal fire in Victory Park Yerevan commemorating Red Army soldiers and citizens who died in World War II

Yerevan - Mother Armenia monument

The plateau of the Victory Park Memorial is a great place to get an overview of the city of Yerevan

Yerevan - Mother Armenia monument

The famous Soviet Order of Victory on the pedestal of the Mother Armenia Statue carved out of stone

Yerevan - Mother Armenia monument

A decoration with the Soviet Hammer and Sickle carved out of stone on the pedestal of the Mother Armenia Statue

Yerevan - Mother Armenia monument

Detail on the pedestal of the Mother Armenia Statue that was constructed in the 1950s in Stalinist architectural style

Yerevan - Mother Armenia monument

A decoration with the Soviet Star and worker tools carved out of stone on the pedestal of the Mother Armenia Statue

Yerevan - Mother Armenia monument

Display box with photos and documentation about the history of the Mother Armenia monument in Victory Park

Yerevan - Yerevan Military Museum

The Central hall of the Yerevan Military Museum inside the Motherland statue that has been untouched since Soviet times

Yerevan - Yerevan Military Museum

The Lenin Order, Victory Order, The Order of the Red banner and the Order of Suvorov as decoration in the museum

Yerevan - Yerevan Military Museum

Arch to the exposition area that now houses a permanent exposition about the Nagorno-Karabakh War

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