- Independent Journalism From Today's Armenia
February 20, 2004

Features: People and events of interest

Starting Over: Expelled Armenians seek to re-create what they lost in Karabakh

Before emptying his glass of vodka, Yeghish Markosyan lifts his eyes to the sky and declares: “Hail to that white-beard! I can't see Him but He can see me and He has saved us to the seventh generation.”

Together with his clan of 22 people, 66-year-old Yeghish Markosyan, a refugee from Getashen, is one of the first immigrants of Karvatchar.

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Walking the Talk: A Karabakh campaigner takes his message to the world

With cowboy hat on his head and rucksack slung over his shoulder, 71-year-old Sergey Martirosyan walks briskly along the streets of Yerevan. It is the same speed that he has used to travel 45,000 kilometers through 67 countries of the world over the past 10 years to publicize the cause of Nagorno Karabakh.

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“Fresh Blood”: New journal hopes to (routinely) make foreign writers available in Armenian

“Self-absorbed literature is rotting just like the self-absorbed idea,” says the editorial in Armenia 's new periodical, “Foreign Literature”.

With the purpose to stay away from rotten thoughts and self-absorbed literature, on January 25 the first issue of the journal was published with a brand new style and new ideas.

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Floral displays: Business blooms as the first flowers of spring make their appearance

Each winter, in February, Martina Danielyan, her children and grandchildren collect spring flowers of snowdrops, violets, pansies in Georgia .

Martina braids the flowers into bouquets, making about 500 or 600 in total, each one containing 25 to 50 blooms. Then she wraps them in newspapers, packs them in bags and heads off to sell them in Yerevan .

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According to Agnes


Matters of the Heart: The “prenup” comes to Armenia in new code on the family

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Medical Malpractice: Writers' Union accuses district government of stealing its hospital

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Ombudsman Appointed

Ombudsmanship proves to be women's job in South Caucasus. Larisa Alaverdyan, Armenia's first ombudsman, was appointed by President Kocharyan, Thursday, February 19. Armenia is the third country of the region to appoint a woman for this position of human rights protector.


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