Karen H. Khachatryan
Soviet Armenia received its share in “German trophies” as a result of its heroic participation on the battlefields of WW II and hundreds of thousands of victims for the victory of the USSR. In the spring of 1946 a working group was sent on an errand headed by vice-president of the Armenian government for dismantling machine tools, equipment and constructions (etc.) of different German plants and factories, and controlling their transportation.
The local industry of the republic was rather reequipped owing to German trophies; enterprises of light, food and particularly heavy industries were replenished with valuable and modern equipment. It gave a chance to establish new industrial branches in the republic, particularly, electro-mechanical and electrotechnical machinery and equipment, etc. The integration of the republic in the Soviet military-industrial complex was strengthened.