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Living With the Virus: A short conversation with an HIV carrier in Armenia

 

Living With the Virus: A short conversation with an HIV carrier in Armenia


"HIV/AIDS was extremely spread in Russia. People got infected either as a result of unsafe sexual relations or drugs or not single-use syringes," says 31-year old Aram Hakobyan. "Many people used the same spoon for drugs, sometimes even the drug itself was already infected.

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Buried Secrets: Archeological site holds centuries of history

 

Buried Secrets: Archeological site holds centuries of history


A group of four to five men equipped with small shovels and brushes are digging tirelessly a hole looking like a crater and each piece they find is a smile on their faces and an occasion for later debates. Their findings, more valuable than jewels, are slices of history.

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Rain Buckets and Sky Lights: Armenia not yet ready for condo living

 

Rain Buckets and Sky Lights: Armenia not yet ready for condo living


The building of bad fortune has one entrance. And from the first steps it becomes clear that more depressing conditions exist upstairs.

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Reclamation: Pieces of history being preserved in Lachin Corridor

 

Reclamation: Pieces of history being preserved in Lachin Corridor


A museum opened last month in the village of Tsitsernavank, part of the corridor that links Armenia and Karabakh and a territory of severe fighting during the 1990-94 war. The territory, previously known as Lachin, is now called Kashatagh.

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Sound Barrier: Latin American "soaps" find Armenian fans despite sloppy language

 

Sound Barrier: Latin American "soaps" find Armenian fans despite sloppy language


Like other societies, Armenians enjoy a good scandal and are moved and made angry by the troubles of others. And it is that characteristic that makes a rich audience for TV serials or "soap operas" as they are known in the West.

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Uneasy Relations: Armenians in Russia await outcome of contentious trial

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Self-sustained Living: Building managers meet to discuss concepts of condominium life

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Buried Secrets: Archeological site holds centuries of history

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