YEREVAN / ARMENIA – 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the passing of Armin T. Wegner. He visited Armenia twice in his lifetime. His first visit took place in 1927/28, following his participation in the festivities in Moscow, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the October Revolution. The second time, however, Wegner paid an official visit to Armenia at the invitation of Catholicos Vazgen I in 1968. This time he was decorated with the Order of Saint Gregory the Illuminator, the highest honor the Armenian nation could offer to the great poet and humanist.
Picture on the left: Armin T. Wegner kneeling at the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Armenia, 1968.
Picture on the right: Armin T. Wegner’s tomb in Yerevan, Armenia.