GYUMRI -- Fifteen years have passed since the day December
7 was written in black on the republic's calendars,
when three major cities of Armenia became ruins, when
thousands of children became orphans.
But life goes on. Those mothers with names of lost
children on their lips, with strength of spirit, gave
birth to new children. A new generation was born - a
post-earthquake generation, spared the horrifying disaster,
but inheritors of the outcome.