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 February 7, 2003 


Features: People and events of interest

Siberian Sacrifice: "This was more than love . . . "

 

Siberian Sacrifice: "This was more than love . . . "


"I blame my parents for bringing me into this awful world. I think in the first place they are guilty and then Chekists (former KGB member)," says 80-year-old Antonina Mahari wrapped in several coats. Siberia comes to her Yerevan apartment with the cold: at this moment its 0Co in the apartment. Sometimes it changes to minus 1 or plus 1.

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Change of Change: New dram coins being circulated into currency current

 

Change of Change: New dram coins being circulated into currency current


Last month when 20 dram copper colored coins appeared in trade centers throughout the Republic, many people were so excited they gave the new currency as gifts to friends.

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Home-made Music: Jazz player finds his place in Yerevan

 

Home-made Music: Jazz player finds his place in Yerevan


After months of reading "Anna Karenina", friends now see him with Tolstoy's "Walk in the Light and Twenty Three Tales". People stop him in the street and find it easy to start a conversation. "Get me an American husband", shouts a large woman while seeing him buying potatoes at the market on Komitas.

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Winter World: Resort town hopes to shape itself into cold-weather paradise

 

Winter World: Resort town hopes to shape itself into cold-weather paradise


Small and fragile snowflakes quietly fall from the sky to weave a huge white blanket over the mountains of Tsaghkadzor and the small town. It seems the snow leaves the naked trees breathless while turning nature into a winter paradise.

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  Inside
 

Decision 2003: Meet the candidates

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Decision 2003: Guns, knives, fighting in Artashat. Politics as usual?

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Change of Change: New dram coins being circulated into currency current

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  Photos of the week
  Photo of the week: Talk Time
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Photo of the week: Talk Time
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Ups and Downs of Campaign 2003

In the second week of campaigning, crowds turned out to cheer President Robert Kocharyan. And a crowd turned riotous at a rally for Aram Karapetyan, leaving MP Hayk Babukhanyan recovering from a stabbing.

 

 





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