YEREVAN CHRONOLOGY

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1603


The Safavid army then laid siege to Yerevan on 15 November. The Persian army of Shah Abbas I conquered the Yerevan fortress after 9 months of siege, whereas the other towns of the Eastern Caucasus surrendered to the Shah with practically no resistance. Hundreds of thousands of Armenians, including residents of Yerevan, were taken captive and sent to Persia.




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2007


On March 23, the "Moscow House" cultural and business center was opened in Yerevan.

2011


On September 21, the 20th anniversary of the RA Independence was celebrated on which occasion a military parade was held in Republic Square.