Vem Radio presents the radio version of the book "Capital Cities of Armenia" by Sergey Vardanyan. In a series of broadcasts, on the basis of studies by Armenian and foreign historians, scientists, and archaeologists, as well as on testimonies of travel authors, the history of the capitals of Armenia is outlined.
The growth and prosperity of Kars was directly connected with the creation of the Bagratid Kingdom. After the death of Ashot Yerkat, Abas was declared the king (929-953) and Kars became the capital city. During the wars between the Georgians and the Seljuks, Kars was passed from hand to hand. In 1921, the region of Kars passed to Turkey.