Gyumri

What is Gyumri known for?


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emp_lan_97_uezd.php?reg 573 title Weekly - . . publisher Demoscope.ru accessdate 15 December 2014 30,616 21,771 ''(71.1%)'' 5,157 ''(16.8%)'' 1,090 ''(3.6%)'' 2,598 ''(8.5%)'' - 1914 51,300 - 1923 58,600 - 1926


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. They celebrated their 20th anniversary in Moscow in 1998. In 1999, the band released their first album, called ''Bambirquake'', in memory of the victims of the disastrous Spitak earthquake (Spitak Earthquake), which caused severe damage to the musicians' native city. In 2003, they released their second album, ''J & G'' (''Jesus and Gregory''), to celebrate the 1700th anniversary of the adoption of Christianity as Armenia's state religion. * '''UDLS''' – Stepanavan Airport – Stepanavan, Armenia * '''UDSG''' (LWN) – Shirak Airport – Gyumri, Armenia * '''UDYE''' – Erebuni Airport – Yerevan, Armenia The '''Armenian Academy of Sciences''' ( Wikipedia:Gyumri Dmoz:Regional Asia Armenia Shirak Localities Gyumri Commons:Category:Gyumri


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Sport thumb Gyumri City Stadium (File:Gyumri city stadium after renovation.jpg) thumb Chess school of Gyumri (File:Gyumru shaxmati dproc.jpg) Gyumri has a major contribution in the sports life of Armenia. Many Olympic and world champion wrestlers, weightlifters and boxers are from Gyumri. The city is notable for its worldwide champions in individual sports, such as Robert Emmiyan in long jump, Yurik Vardanyan and Nazik Avdalyan in weightlifting and Ara Abrahamian in Greco-Roman wrestling. The city is home to the Armenian football (association football) club Shirak F.C.. They play their home games at the Gyumri City Stadium, the oldest football stadium in Armenia, dating to 1924. Shirak are one of the most popular football teams in Armenia, having won the championship of the Armenian Premier League four times, with the most


weightlifting

a major contribution in the sports life of Armenia. Many Olympic and world champion wrestlers, weightlifters and boxers are from Gyumri. The city is notable for its worldwide champions in individual sports, such as Robert Emmiyan in long jump, Yurik Vardanyan and Nazik Avdalyan in weightlifting and Ara Abrahamian in Greco-Roman wrestling. The city is home to the Armenian football (association football) club Shirak F.C.. They play their home games at the Gyumri City

; Many special sport schools are serving the young generation of Gyumri such as the School of Gymnastics, the School of Athletics named after Robert Emmiyan, the School of Football named after Levon Ishtoyan and other special schools of boxing, weightlifting, wrestling, martial arts and chess. Gyumri is a hometown to many former and current World, Olympic and European champions in several types of sports, including: *Yurik Vardanyan, the seven-times world and the 1980 Olympic weightlifting

. *Mkhitar Manukyan, the 1998 and 1999 World Greco-Roman Wrestling champion (62 kg). *Meline Daluzyan, the 2007 and 2008 European weightlifting champion in the women's -63 kg category. *Tigran Vardan Martirosyan, the 2008 European weightlifting champion (2008 European Weightlifting Championships) in the -85 kg category. *Nazik Avdalyan, the 2008 European and 2009 world weightlifting champion (2009 World Weightlifting Championships) in the women's


cultural buildings

of the Holy Saviour being reconstructed after the 1988 earthquake thumb Saint Arsenije Russian church (File:Church in Kazachi post 06.JPG) thumb Garegin Nzhdeh Square (File:Գարեգին Նժդեհի հուշարձանը Գյումրիում 03.jpg) As an old town, Gyumri has a rich history and a unique style of architecture. Unfortunately, the city lost many of its historical and cultural buildings after the disastrous earthquake in December 1988 (1988 Spitak earthquake). Throughout the centuries Gyumri was labelled as the "city of trades and arts", famous for its schools, theaters, and gusans. In 1912, Gyumri was home to the first opera show ever staged in Armenia. It is also home to the first Armenian opera theatre opened in 1923. Vocalno-enciklopedicheskiy slovar, by M. Again (in Russian) Wikipedia:Gyumri Dmoz:Regional Asia Armenia Shirak Localities Gyumri Commons:Category:Gyumri


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, then part of the Russian Empire (now Gyumri, Armenia). His mother, ''Astghik'' was widowed by the Armenian Genocide shortly before his birth. Armenia: with Nagorno Karabagh, Nicholas Holding, 2006, p. 40 Shiraz grew up in a considerable poverty. His first work called ''Beginning of Spring'' was published in 1935. Novelist Atrpet gave the talented poet the epithet "Shiraz (Shiraz, Iran)", because "this youth's poems have the fragrance of roses, fresh and covered with dew, like the roses of Shiraz" (Shiraz being one of Iran's major cities, famous for its roses and poets). DATE OF BIRTH April 27, 1915 PLACE OF BIRTH Gyumri, Armenia DATE OF DEATH March 14, 1984 thumb 240px Members of the Soviet 11th Red Army (File:11thRedArmyYerevan.jpg) marching down Yerevan's Abovyan Boulevard, effectively ending Armenian self-rule. The Turkish Revolutionaries alleged that the Turks inside DRA were being mistreated and oppressed by the Armenians. On September 20, 1920, the Turkish General Kazım Karabekir invaded the region of Sarikamish (Sarıkamış). Hovannisian. ''Republic of Armenia, Vol. IV'', pp. 184-197. In response, Armenia declared war on Turkey on September 24 and the Turkish–Armenian War began. In the regions of Oltu, Sarikamish, Kars, Alexandropol (Gyumri) (Gyumri) Armenian forces clashed with those of Karabekir’s armies. Mustafa Kemal Pasha had sent several delegations to Moscow in search of an alliance, where he had found a receptive response by the Soviet government, which started sending gold and weapons to the Turkish revolutionaries. This proved disastrous for the Armenians. He was born in Leninakan, currently Gyumri, Armenia. He studied in Leninakan Art College and Theatre Studio, then finished at the Acting Department of Yerevan Institute of Fine Arts and Theatre. Since 1953, he has performed in the Sundukyan Drama Theatre of Yerevan. He also directed many successful productions, best of them Maxim Gorky's "The Lower Depths". His cinema career began in 1955. His famous roles in Rolan Bykov's "Aybolit-66" (1966), Leonid Gaidai's "Kidnapping, Caucasian Style" (1966), and Georgi Daneliya's "Mimino" (1977) earned him the reputation of one of the leading comedy actors in the Soviet Union. But that reputation sometimes overshadowed his real talent and emotional depth which he put into his roles in such classics of Armenian cinema as "Yerankyuni" ("Triangle") (1967), "Menq enq, mer sarere" ("We, Our Mountains") (1969), "Hayrik" ("Father") (1973), "Nahapet" (1977), "Hin oreri yerge" ("Old Days' Song") (1982), "Mer mankutyan tangon" ("Tango of Our Childhood") (1985). Among his many awards was the USSR State Prize for 1978. He died in Yerevan, Armenia, in 1993. DATE OF BIRTH 4 July 1930 PLACE OF BIRTH Gyumri, Armenia, USSR DATE OF DEATH 29 December 1993 birth_date Wikipedia:Gyumri Dmoz:Regional Asia Armenia Shirak Localities Gyumri Commons:Category:Gyumri


black stone

, and the architecture reflects that. The buildings, of dark black stone are primarily 1800s Russian in style, with Armenian touches. Much of the center was destroyed by the 1988 quake which devastated the region, part of which has been rebuilt. There are also Russian churches, cemeteries and a large Russian base still dominates a part of the city. Get in Vans called ''marshutni'' depart Yerevan for Gyumri from a parking lot next to Sasuntsi David subway station. These are cheap, at about $4, but often


popular football

Stadium , the oldest football stadium in Armenia, dating to 1924. Shirak are one of the most popular football teams in Armenia, having won the championship of the Armenian Premier League four times, with the most recent one in the 2012-13 season (2012–13 Armenian Premier League). Shirak have also won the Armenian Independence Cup once. The native of Gyumri and former Shirak player Artur Petrosyan is the all-time leading scorer for the Armenia national football team. Aragats FC was the second football club that represented the city. However, the club was dissolved in 2002 due to financial difficulties. The Gyumri Football Academy of the Football Federation of Armenia was opened on 13 September 2014. It is home to four natural-grass and two artificial turf regular-sized football training pitches. Wikipedia:Gyumri Dmoz:Regional Asia Armenia Shirak Localities Gyumri Commons:Category:Gyumri


unique architecture

. *Vartanants Square, the central town square of Gyumri. *Independence Square (Independence Square, Gyumri). *Charles Aznavour Square (Charles Aznavour Square, Gyumri). *Garegin Nzhdeh Square. *Gyumri Railway Station square. *Gyumri Central Park, founded during the 1920s on the site of the old town cemetery. The restoration process of the damaged buildings of Gyumri has been spearheaded by Earthwatch (Earthwatch Institute) to preserve the city's unique architecture.


dark black

, and the architecture reflects that. The buildings, of dark black stone are primarily 1800s Russian in style, with Armenian touches. Much of the center was destroyed by the 1988 quake which devastated the region, part of which has been rebuilt. There are also Russian churches, cemeteries and a large Russian base still dominates a part of the city. Get in Vans called ''marshutni'' depart Yerevan for Gyumri from a parking lot next to Sasuntsi David subway station. These are cheap, at about $4, but often crowded or uncomfortable. They are, however a great way to meet locals. Shared taxis depart from the same location and are usually faster and more comfortable. Taxis can be taken from anywhere in Yerevan or, indeed Armenia. Another good option for a visit to Gyumri is a day tour from Yerevan. Many companies offer these, for a reasonable price, and allow you to get in a van, with other travelers and a guide, with stops along the way in places like Talin Cathedral and Harijavank Monastery. This is probably the easiest option, and may even work out to be your cheapest compared to taxis. Get around Wikipedia:Gyumri Dmoz:Regional Asia Armenia Shirak Localities Gyumri Commons:Category:Gyumri

Gyumri

'''Gyumri''' ( ) is the second largest city in Armenia and the capital of the Shirak Province in the northwestern part of the country. It is around 126 km north of the capital Yerevan. As of the 2011 official estimate, the city had a population of 146,100, down from 150,917 reported at the 2001 official census.

Its name has been changed several times. It was first originally as '''Kumayri''', then '''Alexandropol''' ( ) between 1924 and 1990, then as Gyumri.

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