Arjut is a village in the Lori-Pambak uezd of the former Iravan governorate, later in the former Boyuk Garakilsa (Gugark) district, and currently in the Lori province. The provincial centre lies 5 km northwest of the town of Vanadzor (Boyuk Garakilsa), 6 km northwest of the town of Boyuk Garakilsa (Kirovakan), at the foot of Bozabdal Mountain, by the Pambak River, at a height of 1,600 m above sea level. It was marked as “Archut” on the five-verst map of the Caucasus.

The village was inhabited by 137 Azerbaijanis in 1831, 357 in 1873, 477 in 1886, 574 in 1897 and 759 Azerbaijanis in 1914. In 1918 the inhabitants of the village were massacred or deported having been exposed to Armenian aggression. The surviving Azerbaijanis managed to return to their ancestral land following the establishment of Soviet power in the present-day Armenian territory. The village was inhabited by 697 Azerbaijanis in 1922, 823 in 1926, 886 in 1931, 1,052 in 1939, 1,295 in 1959, 2,009 in 1970 and 2,172 Azerbaijanis in 1979. In November 1988 the inhabitants of the village were massacred or ousted by the state of Armenia. The village is inhabited by Armenians now.

The toponym “artuch” (ardij) was coined on the basis of a plant (juniper). According to the law “On the administrative-territorial division of the Republic of Armenia” dated 7 November 1995, it was integrated into the administrative area of the Lori province.

Geographic coordinates: latitude: 40°51’ N., longitude: 44°22’ E.