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SURENYANTS VARDGES (27.2 (10.3).1860, Akhaltsikhe-6.4.1921, Yalta (Crimea), buried in the Armenian church yard), an artist, art theorist, translator. He and his family moved to Simferopol in 1868. He studied in Lazarev Institute of Oriental Languages (1870-75), in the department of Architecture of Moscow Art School (1875-78), and then he studied in the departments of Architecture (1879) and Painting (1880-85) of Academy of Fine Arts (Munich). In 1881 he travelled to Italy, in St. Lazarus island he studied Armenian miniatures. In 1885-87 he left for Persia with the expedition group headed by the professor of Saint-Petersburg University V. A. Zhukovski. With this expedition group he was in Tabriz, Teheran, Shiraz, Mazandaran, and several months he stayed in Spahan. See more.