Counterclockwise from E of Armavir is the former state farm of Zhdanov (until 1953 Sovkhoz #2), named after Andrei Alexandrovich Zhdanov, 1896-1948, Colonel-General, PolitBuro member, and Central Committee secretary for ideology.

   On    reaching    the   Marz   capital  of Armavir (till recently Hoktemberian), the main road passes under a large red stone overpass.  Turning right before the overpass, one enters the city, passing on the right the Armavir Cognac factory.  Armavir also boasts a hotel,    restaurants,    and    a     private zoo/botanical garden.


"SARDARAPAT" cannery