Lyova Khchatryan

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Rafik Khachatryan (1937-1993) was an Armenian sculptor.


He was a direct descendant of the house of Daniel-Bek of Sassun (second half of the 18th century) and Khachatur-Bek of Mush (first half of the 19th century).


  • A participant and an ideologist of the Armenian national-liberation movement of the XX century.
  • Provided humanitarian assistance for the people of Nagorny Karabakh, materials and other means for the self-defense troops of the Nagorny Karabakh.
  • Created sculptures and memorial complexes for the martyred freedom fighters


He created a "pantheon" of the freedom-fighters and Edik Torozyan in Nor Hadjin, Atom (Dero) Abramyan in Garni, etc.

See also

  • "Encyclopedia of Karabakh Liberation War. 1988-1994" (in Armenian)
  • "Armenian Enciclopedia", Yerevan, 2004
  • N.Voronov, "Sovetskaya monumentalnaya skulptura 1960-1980", Moscow, "Iskusstvo" Publishing House, 1984 (in Russian)
  • Albert Pharsadanyan, "The Armenian: biographies of the prominent Armenians in one line", Yerevan, "VMV-print" Publishing House, 2004) (in Armenian)

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February 6, 2004 - In Russia, a suicide-attack in a Moscow metro kills 40 commuters, and injures a hundred and twenty-nine. The blast is blamed on Chechen separatist groups.

Among the dead were Lyova Khchatryan, 22, and Hasmik Melkumyan, 31, and wounded were Radik Melkonyan, 35, and Laura Yeghiazaryan, 36.