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Armenia’s orphans come home

Armenia has closed orphanages and boarding schools, but some fear that this has left children out in the cold. 

Armenia’s orphans come home

By Armine Avetisyan

Armenia has closed orphanages and boarding schools, but some fear that this has left children out in the cold. 

In pictures | Life under quarantine in Gyumri

Hopes for a bumper tourist season in Armenia’s second-largest city have been put on hold by the coronavirus pandemic.

In pictures | Life under quarantine in Gyumri

Hopes for a bumper tourist season in Armenia’s second-largest city have been put on hold by the coronavirus pandemic.

‘I lived in hell’: life in a psychiatric hospital in Armenia

A  report by the Human Rights Defender of Armenia suggested patients were often met with poor conditions and human rights violations.

‘I lived in hell’: life in a psychiatric hospital in Armenia

By Armine Avetisyan

A  report by the Human Rights Defender of Armenia suggested patients were often met with poor conditions and human rights violations.

Surprise Russian military drill causes panic in Armenian village

Explosions and gunfire could be heard in the village of Panik as a Russian military column drove through the village.

Surprise Russian military drill causes panic in Armenian village

Explosions and gunfire could be heard in the village of Panik as a Russian military column drove through the village.

When Armenian students go to battle

During Armenia’s Velvet Revolution, students led from the front committing acts of civil disobedience.

When Armenian students go to battle

By Armine Avetisyan

During Armenia’s Velvet Revolution, students led from the front committing acts of civil disobedience.

The two faces of Gyumri

As Gyumri’s centre receives an expensive facelift, three-decade-old ‘temporary’ trailers still house thousands of poverty-stricken families.

The two faces of Gyumri

By Armine Avetisyan

As Gyumri’s centre receives an expensive facelift, three-decade-old ‘temporary’ trailers still house thousands of poverty-stricken families.

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