Artik is a city located in the Shirak (marz) province of Armenia. Artik has many monuments and churches. At the square there is a World War II monument. A short distance from the square are the two churches of Saint Marine built in the 5th century and Surb Gevorg built in the 7th century. Surb Gevorg is the larger of the two and had previously been turned into a storehouse under the Soviets. The first attempt to restore the church was made in early 1990s. Both churches are in partial ruins, with restoration interrupted by the collapse of the USSR.