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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...
Working out of the theater for the actors preferring the stage is a hard, but the only way of earning some money in Armenia. The rehearsals of an actor in 10 theaters of the marzes and 29 theaters of Yerevan usually lasts 6-8 hours, for which they are paid on average 350 AMD. An actor rehearses fo...
In Soviet year being a driver was a precise path of having everything one day. Today those people work as drivers, who haven't fulfilled any other job for years, can’t do physical work, are 45 or older, and do not have any specialization.   55-year-old Sargis Ghazaryan serves for th...
There are very few construction squares in Armenia, where a regular, not inspectional visit will find a construction worker working in at least minimal conditions of safety. There are different reasons: the construction management indifference, not following the rules, the absence of state appropri...
“There is nothing impossible, there is just a simple solution to a problem or a difficult one: sometimes it’s better to choose the difficult solution.” During the time of working with Tatevik I was going around her like a shadow, and I was present to several interesting discussions. Onc...

Sona

I think I am not strong at all. I have passed through hard things, but when I compare, I see that I have had a very soft life compared to the lives of those intellectuals, musicians, poets - hardest times… when people could vanish for their own thoughts. A person like Mandelshtam in those ja...

Satenik

October, November, December, January, March, yes? It is the sixth month this is my new life and I don’t see it in time, but it is actually the sixth month, or half a year. And I was rather confident in the beginning, because it was a new obligation, despite the fact that it is paid or not, app...

Zoya

Shatjrek is one of the villages of Gegharkunik marz. Before the Artsakh war it was an Azerbaijani village named Koshabulagh (two springs). The residents of Shatjrek have exchanged their houses with the previous azerbaijani residents of the village. Everything is like the other villages there, only t...