- Independent Journalism From Today's Armenia
February 27, 2004

Features: People and events of interest

Frontier Life: Settlers find no ‘home' in former Azeri lands

There is no epidemic in Kovkasan city or its suburbs but all residents say they are going to leave. The most frequently heard reason is “we were deceived” and if they keep their word it will soon be hard to find any residents here.

Conquered by Armenian military forces in 1993, Kovsakan is the former Azerbaijani city of Zangelan , bordering the southern regions of Armenia next to the Arax River . A year later it became the southern center of Nagorno Karabakh's Kashatagh region and a government resettlement program started.

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Nourishing the Soul: Fasting becomes a fashion in revived Easter observance

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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Act of Memory: Book records a region's gratitude to those who sacrificed to save it

Edik Babayan's eyes glisten as he talks about his homeland, the Hadrut region of Nagorno Karabakh. His voice begins to tremble as he recalls the hardships of the days of war and his fellow soldiers.

“Honesty, right-mindedness and generosity are distinguishing features of residents of Hadrut, however, they arise when their national dignity is trampled. For many years they have been depressed at the fact that their human rights for living on their own land have been violated,” he says.

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History at Risk: Khachkars of Julfa suffer renewed destruction

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Sweating on Screen: Healthy living show offers competitors fame through fitness

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Armenian Officer's Body in Yerevan

Thursday, the body of Lieutenant Gurgen Margaryan killed by Azeri officer in Budapest last week was brought to Armenia in a closed coffin. Margaryan will be burried Saturday at Yerablur, cemetery of Karabakh war veterans.


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