Bust of Fridtjof Nansen
Sculptor: G. Davtyan
Architect: A. Mkhitaryan
Fridtjof Nansen was a Norwegian explorer, oceanographer, statesman, and humanitarian who led a number of expeditions to the Arctic and oceanographic expeditions in the North Atlantic . For his relief work after World War I he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace (1922).
In the aftermath of the genocide, the Norwegian Fridtjof Nansen played an important role in helping the surviving Armenians. He established the so-called “Nansen passport”, which gave paperless Armenians the opportunity to flee to other countries.
His bust was placed in Yerevan within the framework of the events dedicated to his 150th birthday anniversary.