Ashotsk (Arm: Աշոցք), Shirak Marz
Beyond is the capital of the former Ghukasian Rayon, Ashotsk (2177 p, till 1938 Ghzlghoch, church). Ashotsk, renamed recently for the medieval name of the area, had been named in honor of young militant Ghukas Ghukasian, a Spartacist firebrand, head of the Kars Revkom in the May 1920 Bolshevik uprising, killed by "Mauserists" while attempting to flee the collapsed revolt). Krasar (484 p. till 1946 Kurdbulagh) is off to the SW.
Source: Rediscovering Armenia Guidebook