Armenia: Controversial Communist to Get Statue in Yerevan?

Mikoyan, Stalin and Ordzhonikidze made up the “Caucasian Clique.” (Photo: Public Domain)

As Armenia prepares to join the Russia-led Customs Union, a surprise decision to erect a statue in the capital Yerevan in honor of the Soviet-era political leader Anastas Mikoian is raising hackles among intellectuals and rights activists.

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Marianna Grigoryan is a freelance reporter based in Yerevan and editor of MediaLab.am.

Armenia: Controversial Communist to Get Statue in Yerevan?

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