Photos Mikoyan Brothers Museum

Photos Mikoyan Brothers Museum

Comtourist visited the small village of Sanahin in Armenia this summer. Sanahin is the birth place of the famous Soviet aircraft designer Artem Mikoyan and long time Politburo member Anastas Mikoyan. A small Soviet era museum is dedicated to the brothers so we visited the museum and shot some photos. The museum has an intersing collection and is well worth a visit when in Armenia.

Outside the museum are a MiG-21, GAZ-12 ZIM limousine and statues of both the Mikoyan brothers on display. A very nice lady guides visitors trough the museum providing detailed information on the exhibits. It is always a pleasure to visit a Soviet museum that has not been renovated or changed otherwise in recent years. These places seen to be a time capsule brining you back to Soviet times. Both off the Mikoyan brothers played an important role in Soviet and even world history, making the museum even more interesting. We photographed most of the items on display in the museum for our viewers.

Sanahin - Mikoyan museum sign

Sign in the town of Sanahin pointing to te famous Sanahin monastary and the Mikoyan Brothers Museum

Sanahin - Mikoyan museum entrance

Entrance of the Mikoyan Brother Museum where we were welcomed by a very friendly guide who loves here job at the museum

Sanahin - Mikoyan museum ground floor

The ground floor of the Mikoyan Museum is dedicated to the early life of the brothers showing personal possessions

Sanahin - Mikoyan museum main exposition

The main exposition of the Museum shows photographs, documents and many other items on the life of the Mikoyan brothers

Sanahin - Mikoyan museum main exposition

The Museum owns an impressive collection of historic material about the lives of Anastas and Atrem Mikoyan

Sanahin - Anastas Mikoyan memorial

Memorial to Anastas Mikoyan, Soviet Armenian statesman under Lenin, Stalin, Nikita Khrushchev, and Leonid Brezhnev

Sanahin - Artem Mikoyan memorial

Memorial to Atrem Mikoyan, the Armenia Soviet aircraft designer who designed many of the famous MiG aircraft

Sanahin - MiG-21 monument

A MiG-21 under a concrete roof with the Artem Mikoyan memorial in fron and the Museum behind the aircraft

Sanahin - MiG-21 monument

The MiG-21 designed by Artem Mikoyan and Mikhail Gurevich is the most produced jet fighter of all times

Sanahin - MiG-21 monument

Comtourist editior posing in front of the MiG-21 belonging to the Mikoyan Brothers Museum in Sanahin Armenia

Sanahin - MiG-21 monument

MiG-21 monument dedicated to its designer Artem Mikoyan with a great view on the Mountains of Sanahin

Sanahin - GAZ-12 ZIM limousine

The GAZ-12 ZIM limousine that belonged to Anastas Mikoyan when he was working as a minister in Moscow

Sanahin - Mikoyan museum exposition

Family and work photos of Anastas Mikoyan together with his family, Stalin, Kirov and other famous Soviet politicians

Sanahin - Mikoyan museum exposition

Photos of Anastas Mikoyan meeting with foreign heads of state like Castro and US presidents Kennedy and Johnson

Sanahin - Mikoyan museum exposition

More photos of Anastas Mikoyan on duty as Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union

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