The House Of Writers On Lake Sevan

The House of Writers is a magnificent creation of Soviet modernism designed by the brilliant Gevorg Kochar by the order of Stalin. After Kochar’s death, the oval building was added as well.

Had a healthy bourgeois class been formed in Armenia rather than criminal-oligarchic elements, this complex would have long been purchased or taken into a long-term lease and transformed into a boutique hotel or rest house.

It would have been the most beautiful place where all reasonable and wealthy people would dream of resting. This place could have become a visiting card of Sevan and a trigger for turning the lake into something really beautiful. But instead of this, 6-story pompous kebab houses were built on the coastline of our lake.

By the way, Avetik Isahakyan, Osip Mandelstam, Simone de Beauvoir, and many others have rested here.


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