President's Residence, Yerevan

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The Residence of the President of Armenia (Armenian: Հայաստանի Հանրապետության նախագահի նստավայր; Hayastani Hanrapetut'yun Nakhagahi Nstavayr) is located at 26 Baghramyan Avenue in Yerevan.

President's Residence
Նախագահի նստավայր
2014 Erywań, Rezydencja Prezydenta Republiki Armenii.jpg
General information
AddressBaghramyan Avenue 26, Yerevan, Armenia
Coordinates40°11′34″N 44°30′22″E / 40.1927°N 44.5062°E / 40.1927; 44.5062Coordinates: 40°11′34″N 44°30′22″E / 40.1927°N 44.5062°E / 40.1927; 44.5062
Opened1951
ClientPresident of Armenia
Design and construction
ArchitectMark Grigoryan
Website
http://www.president.am/

Some documents cite the building address as 26/1 Baghramyan Ave.[1]

Contents

HistoryEdit

The building was designed by Mark Grigorian as the premises for the Council of Ministers of the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic and completed in 1951.[2] It served as the residence of the president of Armenia from 11 November 1991 until 9 April 2018, when Armenia was officially turned into parliamentary republic, and the building became the official residence of the prime minister.[3] The President's Residence was moved to Mashtots Avenue.[4] On 8 November 2018, the Armenian government approved an initiative to relocate the Prime Minister's Residence to Government House 1 and reallocate the building on Baghramyan Avenue 26 again as President's Residence.[5]

Public accessEdit

Since 2018, the Honour Guard Battalion of the Ministry of Defense of Armenia has performed guard duty at the residence. The gates to the residence are usually open to visitors on weekends and for a couple hours on weekdays.[6]

InteriorEdit

Sections of the palace on Baghramyan Avenue 26 as they were used before reallocation of the building to the president:[7]

  • The Entrance Hall, which links the old and new parts of the building, contains cabinets where souvenirs given to the leader of Armenia upon visiting foreign dignitaries are on display.
  • The Green Chamber is a meeting room where the President of Armenia meets top officials of his country, foreign ministers, Speakers of Parliament and foreign ambassadors.
  • The Circular Chamber is the place where ambassadors to Armenia are accredited by the President.
  • The Gilded Chamber is where the President of Armenia holds meetings with foreign heads of state.
  • The Grand Hall is used by the President of Armenia to host official receptions, official dinners, award ceremonies and press conferences.
  • The Small Hall is used for meetings with high level foreign dignitaries.
  • The Blue Room is used for meetings chaired by the President. Joint press conferences when the President of Armenia has a foreign guest are also held here.
  • The Meeting Room is used by the President for negotiations conducted in the framework of visits by foreign dignitaries.
  • The Fireplace Chamber and the White Room are used for meetings.
  • The Conference Hall of the new building.
  • The Meeting Room of the new building.
  • The Small Conference Room of the new building.
  • The President's Office.

Adjacent to the original building is a newer part of the Palace. It contains a Conference Room, a Meeting Room and the President's office.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ԵՐԵՎԱՆ ՔԱՂԱՔԻ ՄԱՐՇԱԼ ԲԱՂՐԱՄՅԱՆ ՊՈՂՈՏԱՅԻ Հ. 26/1 ՀԱՍՑԵՈՒՄ ԳՏՆՎՈՂ ՀԱՆՐԱՊԵՏՈՒԹՅԱՆ ՆԱԽԱԳԱՀԻ ՆՍՏԱՎԱՅՐԸ «ՀԱՆՐԱՊԵՏՈՒԹՅԱՆ ՏՈՒՆ» ԱՆՎԱՆԱԿՈՉԵԼՈՒ ՄԱՍԻՆ" (PDF).
  2. ^ "History". Office to the President of the Republic of Armenia. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  3. ^ New bill: Armenia President’s Office to become PM official residence
  4. ^ Հ նոր նախագահի նստավայրը՝ Մաշտոցի 47, վարչապետինը՝ Բաղրամյան 26
  5. ^ "Armenian president's residence to move to Baghramyan 26 again". news.am. Retrieved 2018-11-08.
  6. ^ "Изменены часы свободного входа и выхода граждан на территорию резиденции президента Армении". ARKA News Agency. Retrieved 2019-05-06.
  7. ^ a b "Photos". Office to the President of the Republic of Armenia. Retrieved 13 July 2013.