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Marcos Grigorian
MARCOS GRIGORIAN (Armenian : Մարկոս Գրիգորեան; Persian : مارکو گريگوريان‎‎; December 5, 1925 – August 27, 2007) was a notable Iranian-Armenian artist and a pioneer of Iranian modern art . CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Family * 3 See also * 4 Notes * 5 External links BIOGRAPHYGrigorian was born in Kropotkin , Russia
Russia
, to an Armenian family from Kars
Kars
who had fled that city to escape massacres when it was captured by Turkey in 1920. In 1930 the family moved from Kropotkin to Iran
Iran
, living first in Tabriz, and then in Tehran. After finishing pre-university education in Iran, in 1950 he studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome
Rome
. Graduating from there in 1954, he returned to Iran, opened the Galerie Esthétique, an important commercial gallery in Tehran
Tehran

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Moscow
MOSCOW (/ˈmɒskoʊ/ or /ˈmɒskaʊ/ ; Russian : Москва́, tr. Moskva, IPA: ( listen )) is the capital and most populous city of Russia
Russia
, with 12.2 million residents within the city limits and 17.1 million within the urban area . Moscow
Moscow
has the status of a Russian federal city . Moscow
Moscow
is a major political, economic, cultural, and scientific centre of Russia
Russia
and Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe
, as well as the largest city entirely on the European continent . By broader definitions Moscow
Moscow
is among the world\'s largest cities , being the 14th largest metro area , the 18th largest agglomeration , the 15th largest urban area , and the 11th largest by population within city limits worldwide
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Leningrad
SAINT PETERSBURG (Russian : Санкт-Петербу́рг, tr. Sankt-Peterburg; IPA: ( listen )) is Russia's second-largest city after Moscow
Moscow
, with five million inhabitants in 2012, and an important Russian port on the Baltic Sea
Baltic Sea
. It is politically incorporated as a federal subject (a federal city ). Situated on the Neva River , at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea
Baltic Sea
, it was founded by Tsar
Tsar
Peter the Great on May 27 1703
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Soviet Union
The SOVIET UNION (Russian : Сове́тский Сою́з, tr. Sovétsky Soyúz, IPA: ( listen )), officially the UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS (Russian : Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик, tr. Soyúz Sovétskikh Sotsialistícheskikh Respúblik, IPA: ( listen )), abbreviated as the USSR (Russian : СССР, tr. SSSR), was a socialist state in Eurasia
Eurasia
that existed from 1922 to 1991. Nominally a union of multiple national Soviet republics , its government and economy were highly centralized . The country was a one-party state , governed by the Communist Party with Moscow
Moscow
as its capital in its largest republic, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic . The Russian nation had constitutionally equal status among the many nations of the union but exerted de facto dominance in various respects
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Armenian SSR
ARMENIA (/ɑːrˈmiːniə/ ( listen ), /-ˈmiːnjə/ ; Armenian : Հայաստան, tr. Hayastan, IPA: ; Russian : Армения; Armeniya), officially the ARMENIAN SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLIC; (ARMENIAN SSR; Armenian : Հայկական Սովետական Սոցիալիստական Հանրապետություն Haykakan Sovetakan Soc'ialistakan Hanrapetut'yun; Russian : Армя́нская Сове́тская Социалисти́ческая Респу́блика Armyanskaya Sovetskaya Sotsialističeskaya Respublika), also commonly referred to as SOVIET ARMENIA was one of the constituent republics of the Soviet Union in December 1922 located in the South Caucasus
South Caucasus
region of Eurasia . It was established in December 1920, when the Soviets took over control of the short-lived First Republic of Armenia
First Republic of Armenia
and lasted until 1991
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Kropotkin, Krasnodar Krai
KROPOTKIN (Russian : Кропо́ткин) is a town in Krasnodar Krai , Russia , located on the right bank of the Kuban River . Population: 80,765 (2010 Census ); 79,185 (2002 Census ); 75,929 (1989 Census ); 70,000 (1972); 42,000 (1939); 27,000 (1926). CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Administrative and municipal status * 3 Transportation * 4 References * 4.1 Notes * 4.2 Sources HISTORYIt was founded as ROMANOVSKY KHUTOR in the late 18th century, and was renamed Kropotkin (in honor of Peter Kropotkin ) in 1921, when it was granted town status. ADMINISTRATIVE AND MUNICIPAL STATUSWithin the framework of administrative divisions , it is incorporated as THE TOWN OF KROPOTKIN—an administrative unit with the status equal to that of the districts . As a municipal division , the Town of Kropotkin is incorporated within Kavkazsky Municipal District as KROPOTKINSKOYE URBAN SETTLEMENT. TRANSPORTATIONThe town's railway station is named Kavkazskaya
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United States
Coordinates : 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of America Flag Great Seal MOTTO: " In God We Trust " Other traditional mottos * " E pluribus unum
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Museum Of Modern Art
The MUSEUM OF MODERN ART (MOMA /ˈmoʊmə/ ) is an art museum located in Midtown Manhattan
Manhattan
in New York City
New York City
, on 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues . MoMA has been important in developing and collecting modernist art , and is often identified as one of the largest and most influential museums of modern art in the world. MoMA's collection offers an overview of modern and contemporary art, including works of architecture and design , drawing , painting , sculpture , photography , prints , illustrated books and artist\'s books , film , and electronic media . The MoMA Library includes approximately 300,000 books and exhibition catalogs, over 1,000 periodical titles, and over 40,000 files of ephemera about individual artists and groups. The archives holds primary source material related to the history of modern and contemporary art
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New York City
Bronx , Kings (Brooklyn) , New York (Manhattan) , Queens
Queens
, Richmond (Staten Island) ------------------------- HISTORIC COLONIES New Netherland Province of New York
Province of New York
SETTLED 1624 CONSOLIDATED 1898 NAMED FOR James, Duke of York
Duke of York
GOVERNMENT • TYPE Mayor–Council • BODY New York City Council
New York City Council
• MAYOR Bill de Blasio
Bill de Blasio
(D ) AREA • TOTAL 468.484 sq mi (1,213.37 km2) • LAND 302.643 sq mi (783.84 km2) • WATER 165.841 sq mi (429.53 km2) • METRO 13,318 sq mi (34,490 km2) ELEVATION 33 ft (10 m) POPULATION (2010 ) • TOTAL 8,175,133 • ESTIMATE (2016) 8,537,673 • RANK 1st, U.S
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Institute For Advanced Technology In The Humanities
Coordinates : 37°32′12.2″N 78°30′20″W / 37.536722°N 78.50556°W / 37.536722; -78.50556 THIS ARTICLE HAS MULTIPLE ISSUES. Please help IMPROVE IT or discuss these issues on the TALK PAGE . (Learn how and when to remove these template messages ) This article NEEDS ADDITIONAL CITATIONS FOR VERIFICATION . Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources . Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (January 2017) (Learn how and when to remove this template message ) The topic of this article MAY NOT MEET\'S NOTABILITY GUIDELINES FOR COMPANIES AND ORGANIZATIONS . Please help to establish notability by citing reliable secondary sources that are independent of the topic and provide significant coverage of it beyond its mere trivial mention
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Library Of Congress Control Number
The LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CONTROL NUMBER (LCCN) is a serially based system of numbering cataloging records in the Library of Congress
Library of Congress
in the United States. It has nothing to do with the contents of any book, and should not be confused with Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Classification . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Format * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYThe LCCN numbering system has been in use since 1898, at which time the acronym LCCN originally stood for Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Card Number. It has also been called the Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Catalog Card Number, among other names. The Library of Congress
Library of Congress
prepared cards of bibliographic information for their library catalog and would sell duplicate sets of the cards to other libraries for use in their catalogs
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Garni
GARNI (Armenian : Գառնի), is a major village in the Kotayk Province of Armenia . It is known for the nearby classical temple . As of the 2011 census, the population of the village is 6,910. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Monuments and landmarks * 3 Gallery * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORYThe settlement has an ancient history, and is best known for the Hellenistic Garni temple. The area was first occupied in the 3rd millennium BC along easily defensible terrain at one of the bends of the Azat River . In the 8th century BC the area was conquered by the Urartian King Argishti I . The fortification at Garni was erected probably sometime in the 3rd century BC as a summer residence for the Armenian Orontid and Artaxiad royal dynasties. Later around the 1st century BC the fortress of Garni became the last refuge of King Mithridates of Armenia and where he and his family were assassinated by his son-in-law and nephew Rhadamistus
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Tehran Museum Of Contemporary Art
TEHRAN MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, (Persian : موزه هنرهای معاصر تهران), also known as TMOCA, is among the largest art museums in Iran
Iran
. It has collections of more than 3000 items that include 19th and 20th century's world-class European and American paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures. TMoCA also has one of the greatest collections of Iranian modern and contemporary art
Iranian modern and contemporary art
. The museum was inaugurated by Empress Farah Pahlavi
Farah Pahlavi
in 1977, just two years before the 1979 Revolution . TMoCA is considered to have the most valuable collections of modern Western masterpieces outside Europe
Europe
and North America
North America

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Kerman
KERMAN ( pronunciation (help ·info )) (Persian : كرمان‎‎, also Romanized as KERMāN, KERMUN, and KIRMAN; also known as CARMANIA) is the capital city of Kerman Province , Iran
Iran
. At the 2011 census, its population was 821,374, in 221,389 households, making it the 10th most populous city of Iran
Iran
. It is the largest and most developed city in Kerman Province and the most important city in the southeast of Iran. It is also one of the largest cities of Iran
Iran
in terms of area. Kerman
Kerman
is famous for its long history and strong cultural heritage . The city is home to many historic mosques and Zoroastrian
Zoroastrian
fire temples . Kerman
Kerman
is also on the recent list of the world's 1000 cleanest cities
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Massoud Arabshahi
MASSOUD ARABSHAHI (مسعود عربشاهی in Persian ), born Tehran
Tehran
, Iran
Iran
in 1935 is an Iranian painter . Arabshahi held his first solo exhibition at the Iran-India Centre, Tehran, in 1964, four years before graduating from the College of Decorative Arts, Tehran. His work includes oils on canvas, sculptures and architectural reliefs- among the latter commissions for the Office for Industry and Mining, Tehran, 1971, and the California Insurance Building, Santa Rosa, California , USA, 1985. His sources of inspiration comprise Achaemenid and Assyrian art as well as Babylonian carvings and inscriptions. Combining tradition and modernity
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