Year archives: 2011

The “Hero” or Alina Vardanyan of Artavaz

Grisha BALASANYAN www.hetq.am http://hetq.am/am/society/alina-vardanyan/   As a journalist, I have come across many socially insecure families. All of them have complained that they are not living well, that they are unemployed and that the state does not extend them any help.   Alina Vardanyan, too, from the village of Artavaz in Kotayq, lives in socially […]

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Amid humidity, within the neighborhood of spiders and rats

Lusine MUSAYELYAN www.azatutyun.am   It didn’t take long to find the Ghahramanyans’ home. Taking the advice of a neighbor soaking her laundry, I walked along the course of the water running through the courtyard. It took me directly to the window of the house I was looking for and then it was absorbed into the […]

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The Gabrielyans: A Family in Dire Straits on the Armenian-Turkish Border

Grisha BALASANYAN www.hetq.am http://hetq.am/en/society/silva-gmbikyan-margara/   It’s already a few years now that Silva Gmbikyan’s daughter, who attends the ninth grade, lives far from the family. The girl is being cared for by her grandparents. The family of five lives in the village of Margara, in the Armavir Marz, close to the Armenian-Turkish border.   “My […]

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The disabled freedom fighter doesn’t lose hope

Voskan SARGSYAN www.tesankyun.am The road leads up to the highlands of the village of Koghb. The wagon-home placed on the edge of the village has been transformed into two tiny homes through a cell-like hallway.   63-year-old Misha Yeganyan, together with his wife and his son’s family, is spending the life he has earned for […]

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A beam of light into the gloomy reality Standing near to the pumpkin, Cinderella is certain that everything will be all right

Arpi MAGHAKYAN www.MediaLab.am http://medialab.am/?p=2077 Little Monica looks at the shiny poster of pop singer Sirusho on the wall and gladly waggles her little hands. She thinks that the pop artist is her aunt. Amid the small and shabby room, the need, and the hardship, Lusine, Monica’s mother, shows her daughter the smiling photograph of her […]

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