Victory Park is a city park located in Kanaker-Zeytun district of Yerevan. The park is named Victory Park in commemoration of Soviet Armenia's participation in the second World War. The park is a large forested area with an artificial lake, an amusement park, cafes, the Mayr Hayastan statue and museum, and sweeping views of central Yerevan. The current statue replaces a monumental statue of Joseph Stalin that was created as a victory memorial for the Great Patriotic War. During Stalins reign of the Soviet Union, Grigor Harutyunyan, the first secretary of the Armenian Communist Partys Central Committee and members of the government oversaw the construction of the monument which was completed and unveiled to the people on November 29, 1950.