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Living at the border is not everyone’s share. And if it concerns women, they must be stronger, they must even know some ways of being fearless or have special rules of security, otherwise how do they live there, moreover with children? Upon going from Yerevan to Yeraskh my presu․․․
  We often deal with phenomena in Armenia, which, though, under legal or moral prohibitions, are widely spread. One of such phenomena is the active circulation of marijuana especially among young people.    “You begin to look at things more easily after smoking marijuana...

Mall City

A city in a city, like a jigsaw puzzle in urban space… Malls are comparatively new phenomena in the daily life of Yerevan. Synthetic urban spaces have started rather quickly absorbing the “real” infrastructure of the city and people, becoming entertainment, leisure and shopping environments, and rec...

Ordinary Absurd

Yerevan has become a city of absurd: a territory of clumsy combinations and contrasts, where one lives, works, and rests, if possible.  The absurd surrounding us has become a part of our everyday life, something ordinary, inseparable, which we do not notice during the day and don’t pay attention....

City on Wheels

Everyone is in need of wheels; there is little space left for walking. Noise is everywhere. Life is not possible without noise any more. There is no space in the yards to walk, cars are everywhere, garages have grown like mushrooms everywhere.     They say in the frames of th...

The Men: Berkaber

The village as if in a plate by the shore of Joghaz reservoir is Berkaber. On the other side of the reservoir lies the Azerbaijani village of Mazam and a military position of the adversary, from which shootings are fired occasionally. In Soviet years for solving the problem of irrigation they built ...

CloseDoors

The events and incidents taking place in our life affect our behaviour, our worldview, and our health. The worsening of one’s mental health is connected with genetics, with very rapid socio-economic changes, with the stressful conditions in the workplace, social alienation, with psychological and ph...
For me, choosing food is one of the hardest things, I’ve never been able to fill my basket at the supermarket because I can’t eat food that I know very little about. I grew up in a village and knew everything about what I ate, what seed it was planted from, what water it was watered from, whether it...
There are colourful lights hanging in the yard of the village municipality. The lights are shining bright, some music flows through the open window of the building, where the children and summer vacation visitors of Chinari are sitting in groups. Some are playing with a ball, the others are just fol...
My perception of the Lori region was only associated with inaccessible heights, majesty, and simplicity. Those perceptions changed immediately when I came in contact with the problem of cancer, and the statistics took me to this region. The reasons for my ill-feeling after just a few hours in Ala...

Natacha

9 am. Made’s large and light room begins to stir. What goes on in the room seems chaotic at first glance. Maybe the reason is that there is a constant movement, discussions, humor, noise. Natacha seems to be dispersed in all this, and it seems to me that she is everywhere. I try to understand what’s...

Anna

Why Anna? I had decided right from the beginning. We both had a distant respect and trust for each other, but Anna asked for some time to think. It was a new experience for her. For me too. During our first conversation Anna said that her life is fragmental now. She hurries from one place to a...