Babirli is a village in the Alexandropol uezd of the former Iravan governorate, later in the former Aghin (Ani) district, and currently in the Shirak province. It lies at a 36 km distance from the town of Ani, and at a height of 1700 m above sea level. It was marked in “The Iravan Province Review Book”, and on the five-verst map of the Caucasus.

Following the removal of Armenians and their settlement in the territory of the Iravan Khanate in accordance with the Treaty of Adrianople (1829), the Azerbaijanis residing in the village moved to Türkiye. The Armenians were removed from the Turkish provinces of Mush and Bitlis and settled in the village in 1915–1920.

The toponym was formed on the basis of the Turkic tribal name “Babirli”.

By decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR dated 3 November 1947, the village was renamed “Bartsrashen”. 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 Shirak province.

Geographic coordinates: latitude: 40°35′ N., longitude: 43°44′ E.