Public Council of Armenia Aims to Save Yerevan AmphitheaterApr 29th, 2010 | Category: Social
YEREVAN, (Novosti-Armenia), April 29–On Wednesday, the Public Council of Armenia made a decision to propose to the government to restore the status of Yerevan’s “Moscow” cinema amphitheater as a site of architectural and cultural historical value.
In 2007 the Armenian government made a decision to deprive the amphitheater of having such a status,
The area occupied by the “Moscow” amphitheater has been granted to the Holy See of Ejmiadzin to restore the demolished St. Peter and Paul church, which used to be there.
As the head of the Public Council of Armenia Vazgen Manukian stated during a meeting, demolishing the amphitheater is a wrong decision, taking into account its cultural and historical value.
He also thinks that this issue can somehow split society.
“It is therefore necessary to restore the most important thing–the status of the “Moscow” cinema amphitheater as a site of special architectural, cultural and historical value. After doing that, let the government make an appropriate decision,” said Manukian.
Translated from Russian by Yerevan Report