During the years of the Soviet Union, Yerevan and Italian Carrara became twin cities. In the center of the city, outside the Eritasardakan metro station, there is a monument, a gift from the city of Carrara, and two hand brushes symbolize “Peace”.
Hands do have an interesting history. They are part of a public monument to Christ that was carved around a quarry where expensive Carrara marble is mined, but funding for the work was stopped and it remained unfinished. That’s how hands got into Armenia.
And in Carrara, there is a monument, edako Alaverdi from Armenians – the fountain of Rafi Israelian’s work, a gift from pink tuff. A copy of the fountain is across the street from the Hands