Alexander Griboyedov

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Alexander Griboyedov (there is a statue to him in Yerevan), diplomat, writer and statesman, who took part in the taking of the Yerevan fortress in 1827, devoted much of his energy to liberating Eastern Armenia from the foreign yoke and incorporating it within Russia. His name has become an eternal symbol of the indestructible friendship between the Russian and Armenian peoples.

Info from the Soviet Guide to Yerevan.