Levon Abrahamian: Fighting with Memory and Monuments: Re-Shaping Post-Soviet Armenian Identity

Posted on April 23, 2016

Beginning in the years of perestroika, the stormy process of reevaluating traditional Soviet key events, heroes, and “gods” was started in Armenia. By the end of perestroika and especially in the beginning of the post-communist era, much attention was focused on the monuments that celebrated these Soviet luminaries and landmark events. Dr. Abrahamian in this illustrated talk at NAASR discusses the fight over these monuments and their symbolism in post-Soviet Armenia with attention to the broader context of other post-Soviet countries. 2008

Source: the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR).