The Armenian improved version of already published City of Orphans depicts the story of Aleksandrapol’s (present day Gyumri) formerly Czar military posts orphanages in 1919-1931.
July 2, at Media Center press conference Armenian improved version editor Ruzanna Grigoryan and Hovhannisyan Institute director Vardan Azatyan talked about the Armenian edition of the book City of Orpahns.
This large scale initiative by Nora Nersesyan, American-Armenian art/culture historian, was published in 2016. The humanitarian research institute after Ashot Hovhannisyan took up the Armenian translation and editing as well publication of the book in 2017.
This exceptional orphanage story sample not only is a comprehensive narration of thousands of orphans’ lives but also does shed light on the historical and political incidents of that period. The City of Orphans is a unique vantage point for understanding the alliance, soviet and American policies, their contradictions and changing shades.