October Revolution in Russia, gave Mountain Ararat to the founder of the Turkish state Mustafa Kemal Ataturk as a gift

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, Russian Marxist revolutionary, communist politician and leader of 1917 October Revolution in Russia, gave Mountain Ararat to the founder of the Turkish state Mustafa Kemal Ataturk as a gift, writes Financial Times in article about Armenia and its scenic nature.

Referring to Armenia being the first state to officially adopt Christianity and the sufferings St Gregory Illuminator had to endure in Khor Virap, the newspaper writes: "'The seventh-century monastery of Khor Virap now stands above the pit where Gregory languished for 13 years. It is a popular postcard, the church framed against the snowy backdrop of Mount Ararat, where the Ark came to rest, with a foreground of vines purportedly planted by Noah himself. Ararat, the supreme symbol of Armenia, now lies across the border in Turkey, the gift of Lenin to Ataturk in 1921.

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