“Civilizing the city center”: symbolic spaces and narratives of the nation in Yerevan's post-Soviet landscape

@article{TerGhazaryan2013CivilizingTC,
  title={“Civilizing the city center”: symbolic spaces and narratives of the nation in Yerevan's post-Soviet landscape},
  author={Diana K. Ter-Ghazaryan},
  journal={Nationalities Papers},
  year={2013},
  volume={41},
  pages={570 - 589}
}
In the years since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the landscape of Armenia's capital has transformed tremendously. Promoting a new vision for the city, Armenia's political elites have imbued the urban landscape of Yerevan with narratives of modernization, progress and a renewed sense of nationalism. While this new vision is noticeable throughout Yerevan's landscape, it is most apparent in three places in the center of Yerevan – Opera Square, Northern Avenue and Republic Square. These three… 
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