pictory: Shah and Shahbanou Visit Armenia (1970's)

pictory: Shah and Shahbanou Visit Armenia (1970's)
by Darius Kadivar

The Shah and Shahbanou Farah visit a museum of Armenian Art during a State visit to Soviet Republic of Armenia ( circa 1970's). Also watch Film on Armenians in Iran today.

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