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Naira Badalyan

A solemn opening of Marshal Baghramyan`s bust took place in the  Victory Museum in Moscow

A solemn opening of Marshal Baghramyan`s bust took place in the  Victory Museum in Moscow

ArmInfo. In the Moscow Victory Museum on November 10, the opening ceremony of the bust of Marshal of the Soviet Union Hovhannes Baghramyan was held on the occasion of his 120th birthday.

Officials from the Republic of Armenia attended the  ceremony. Armenian Defense Minister Vigen Sargsyan headed the  delegation.  According to the press service of the Armenian Defense  Ministry, Armenian sculptors Misak Melkonyan and Ashot Tadevosyan  created the bust to the famous marshal. Bronze bust of Baghramyan is  a gift of Armenia to the Russian Federation.

Armenian Defense Minister Vigen Sargsyan, Deputy Defense Minister of  Russia Alexander Fomin, Armenian Ambassador to Russia Vardan  Toghanian attended the opening ceremony, descendants of Victory  Leaders and representatives of the Armenian community of Moscow.

Hovhannes Baghramyan, an outstanding Soviet commander, twice Hero of  the Soviet Union, holder of seven Orders of Lenin, Marshal of the  Soviet Union, member of the CPSU Central Committee, was born on  November 20 (December 2), 1897 in the village of Chardakhly,  Elizavetpol province (Russian Empire).  During the Great Patriotic  War he commanded the forces of the First Baltic Front, at the  beginning of the war he was deputy chief of staff of the  South-Western Front, participated in the Kiev defensive operation, in  the conduct of a counteroffensive under Rostov and Yelets offensive  operation. In 1943, thanks to Bagramyan's courageous decision during  the Orel operation, the fascists suffered a powerful blow to the  flank. At the end of the war, Baghramyan commanded the actions of the  First Baltic Front in the Vitebsk- Orsha operation, and then in the  East Prussian operation, which resulted in the destruction of the  Tilsit and Zemland enemy groups. Ivan Bagramyan - the last of the  marshals, who commanded the fronts in the war.  The memorial is  called to recall the contribution of the republics of the USSR to the  Great Victory.

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