Zoravar Kristapor Araratyan – The Story Of A Photo

In the photo below are the commander of the artillery brigade of the Armenian Corps in the Sardarapat heroic battle Zoravar Kristapor Araratyan and his chief of staff captain Arthur Ayvazyan. The photo was taken in April 1919, Yerevan, Armenia.

Araratyan’s artillery brigade had a profound impact on the success of the Battle of Sardarapat (May 21-28, 1918). It was the victory in Sardarapat that made the independence of Armenia possible.

Gevork Nazaryan

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