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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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Outside Eye: A non-Armenian's view of life in his adopted home


The first snow of the year is always nice to see. The blanket of whiteness puts a hush over the city and a smile on people's faces. Scarves and sweaters, hats and gloves are pulled out of closets and people look like bundles of clothes waddling down the sidewalks. We know the holiday season is here finally. With our mild fall this year, it seemed to take forever.

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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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Opera Disco: Astral club offers free environment (for $2.50) in "Western" style

 

Opera Disco: Astral club offers free environment (for $2.50) in "Western" style


From a huge territory deep under the ground come strong sounds of invigorating music and a crowd freely dances while others line up at the bar, trying to catch the attention of the bartenders who in their turn are doing their best to get all the orders...

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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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Sports Digest

 

Sports Digest


Striker Arman Karamyan, of Pyunic FC's league-winning side has been named Player of the Year.

After successful performances of the Armenian men's and women's chess teams at the 35th Chess Olympiad taking place in Bled, Slovenia the rankings of Armenian chess players have changed.

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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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  Photo of the week
  Photo of the week: Snow Monster
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Snow Monster

Yerevan got its first snow of the season on Tuesday and the city's kids got an excuse for mischief. By Thursday the fluff had turned to glaze and snow fights stopped, in favor of watching the unsure of foot suffer the pride-bruising consequence of sidewalks turned into ice ramps.

 

 


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