old Sergey Babayan is unable to leave his room, where
he is attended by his sister, Seda.
Hostel Hostages: Elderly and infirmed
refugees live last days in miserable conditions
By Vahan Ishkhanyan
When it's raining, 82-year old Piruz turns her bed to
avoid the raindrops in her fourth floor refugee hostel
on Artsakh Street in Yerevan. Let it rain on other things,
she figures, but there's no sleeping in a wet bed.
Art of the Departed: Gyumri museum
houses rare, if creepy, death masks
By Viorica Vladica
Not many tourists to Armenia rush to see Gyumri, a city
that was known as the capital of craftsmen but was destroyed
by the monstrous 1988 earthquake. Still, there might
be a good reason to stop by for at least a couple of