Is it possible that a pilot of an SU fighter
plane would choose instead to fly the "kukuruznik"
(the simple Russian plane nicknamed "corn
Surgeon Artsakh Buniatyan pours mulberry
vodka into glasses and compares himself
to a fighter pilot. The doctor has exiled
himself from a modern hospital in Abovian
to this "kukuruznik" of a place,
Kashatagh, where there are no facilities
"I sacrificed my surgical practice
for this land," he says and drinks
his first glass.