Old destination, new church: Government approves plan for another house of worship

Old destination, new church: Government approves plan for another house of worship

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St Poghos-Petros Church (top, archive photo), Moscow Theatre (front view).

The Armenian government has approved a proposal made by the management of Moskva Cinema Ltd to alienate the territory currently occupied by its outdoor theater (in 18 Abovyan Street, central Yerevan) in favor of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - for the purpose of building a new church on the site of the St. Paul and Peter Church that was destroyed by the Soviet regime.