Tuesday, September 20, 2016

17 Rare Color Photographs That Capture Street Scenes of Yerevan, Armenia in 1964

Yerevan is the capital and largest city of Armenia, and one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities. It has been the capital since 1918, the thirteenth in the history of Armenia, and the seventh located in or around the Ararat plain.

When Leonid Brezhnev took control of the Soviet Union in 1964, he appointed Kochinian as First Secretary for Armenia. An amnesty for criminals was followed by repression against the growing dissident movement, which included the use of committing victims to insane asylums.

At the same time, the growth experienced under Krushev continued through the 1960s, and recognition of the Armenian genocide was commemorated with the erection of the Tsitsinakaberd monument in 1968.

The '60s are also marked by the development of schools and hospitals in rural areas. At the same time Armenian scientists, economists and politicians were taking an increasing role in the running of eh Soviet Union.

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