Larissa Sotieva

Larissa Sotieva is peacebuilding and humanitarian expert with over 25 years of experience facilitating research and dialogue processes in the former Soviet Union and is the co-founder of Indie Peace, a conflict transformation organisation.

A personal history of trauma: thirty years of depression

One woman grapples with the emotional scars war leaves on its victims, and what it means to finally return home.

A personal history of trauma: The soldier with no photographs

One veteran laments how selfies, social media, and propaganda have twisted the horror of the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War.

A personal history of trauma: a woman of war 

Every time war comes, one woman and her family are forced to leave their home, and every time, they hope it will only be for a short while.

A personal history of trauma: a grandmother’s keys

Exploring societal trauma through the personal stories of Armenians and Azerbaijanis, how it manifests, and how it contributes to the conflict. 

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