SQUARES AND PARKS
Sakharov square is at the beginning of Nalbandyan street, to the northeast of Republic square.
In the period of Persian domination, this area was named Pana Khan square. It was included in Mehrabov's general plan before the implementation of the general plan of Yerevan by Al. Tamanyan.
Sakharov square (formerly called Azizbekov square) was re-named in 1991 after the eminent specialist of Armenian history and culture, physicist, atomic scientist, one of the authors of the hydrogen bomb, the USSR NAS academician, the laureate of the 1975 Nobel Prize, public and political figure Andrey Sakharov.
This little square connects Vardanants, Nalbandyan, and Pushkin streets. The bust of Sakharov is in the center of the square. Its sculptor is Tigran Arzumanyan, architect Levon Ghalukyan, and engraver Nerses Charkhchyan.