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Armenian Church (Армянская Церковь) (Yalta)

 Armenian Church Yalta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Description of Armenian Church

Armenian Church Yalta

Yalta Armenian Church was constructed in 1909- 14 for Armenian community that lived in the city. Local volcanic tuff from mount Foros was used in construction of this temple. Armenian Church was commissioned to Armenian architect Gabriel Ter- Mikelyan who designed the church in 1905. He was helped by another famous Armenian artist Vradges Surenyan while resources were donated by Baku oil producer Poghos Ter- Ghukasyan. He erected this church in honor of his deceased daughter who was buried in the family vault underneath Yalta Armenian Church. Later the mausoleum of the family also enshrined two of his sons. Local legends claim that one son killed himself after loosing large sum of money in a card game while another was killed under unknown circumstances. This Yalta church also became the last resting place for one of its creators. Vradges Surenyan who helped in its design was buried here upon his death in 1921. You can see his gravestone made of gray diorite on the southern side of the building.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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