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Hunan Avetisyan

Sculptor: T. Mirzoyan

Architect: E.Sarapayan

Material: Bronze, basalt

Year: 1956

Hunan Avetisyan was a Soviet Red Army senior sergeant from the 89th Rifle Division who sacrificed his life by covering the embrasure of a German machine gun pillbox with his body so that his fellow soldiers could keep moving against the enemy in the Novorossiysk-Taman Operation of the Battle of the Caucasus. 

He was posthumously awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union and Order of Lenin in recognition of his sacrifice by the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR in May 1944.

23 Bagratunyats str.