Fioletovo

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Coordinates: 40°43′29″N 44°42′50″E / 40.72472°N 44.71389°E / 40.72472; 44.71389

Fioletovo
Skyline of Fioletovo
Fioletovo is located in Armenia
Fioletovo
Fioletovo
Coordinates: 40°43′29″N 44°42′50″E / 40.72472°N 44.71389°E / 40.72472; 44.71389
Country Armenia
Marz (Province) Lori Province
Population (2008)
 • Total 1,373
Time zone   (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST)   (UTC+5)

Fioletovo (Armenian: Ֆիոլետովո) is a village in the Lori Province of Armenia. It was known as Nikitino until 1936, when it was renamed Fioletovo in honour of the Russian Communist activist and one of the 26 Baku Commissars Ivan Fioletov.[1]

This village has a majority of Molokans, a Christian sect who evolved from Spiritual Christian Russian peasants that refused to obey the Russian Orthodox Church, in the beginning of the 17th century. Few members of the sect settled in Armenia during the 19th century.

The village has an extremely cold winter with a cool and mild summer. It lies under a thick layer of snow during the long winter season, where only the roofs of houses could be seen from the top with their smoking chimneys. The population of the village is diminishing year by year as the immigration is growing among its residents, who are trying to look for better economical conditions, either in Armenia or abroad.

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  1. ^ Kiesling, Rediscoving Armenia, p. 67, available online at the US embassy to Armenia's website