- Independent Journalism From Today's Armenia
June 11, 2004

Features: People and events of interest

Stitching a Message: Armenia adds its panel to AIDs quilt

On a busy thoroughfare in Yerevan young people sewed panels onto a quilt under the glance of passersby near that Alexander Tamanyan monument last Saturday.

Thirty-nine panels for 39 AIDs victims were being stitched together to make a message that AIDs is not just a global problem; it has a presence in Armenia, too. The youth gathered to make a quilt they hope will not grow bigger.

It has been 17 years since the world was introduced to “the AIDS quilt”.

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Land Locked: One villager’s dilemma

On May 25 in Ararat Region’s Dimitrov village land plots were put up for auction and sold.

The land included plots which for years villagers have tended for gardens. Immediately after independence, rights to use the land were given by the state. Later, rents were imposed.

When the land went up for sale, most of those villagers were not among the bidders because they could not afford the average price of about $445 per 1000 meters plus about $60 in administrative sales costs.

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A Wing and a Prayer

Church officials were on hand Monday to bless construction of a new terminal at Zvartnots International Airport.



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Khoren Abrahamyan

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