Fishing is a favorite pastime for Artash and Van, cousins who reside in the village of Noramarg, in Armenia’s Ararat Province.
Now, only 90 children attend the kindergarten. Yesayan says they enjoy attending despite the conditions, and always ask her when it’s going to reopen.
The U.S. Embassy in Armenia has been financially supporting the center for the past three years. Kamo Arakelyan, who runs the center, has sought out new donors, but to no avail. The Hrazdan Municipality and the Kotayk Provincial Administration have refused to step in and support the center, arguing they don’t have the money.
Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, is 2,799 years old and residents are celebrating the birthday of their “pink stone” city.
The 4th Annual Rural Life and Traditions Festival opened today in Yerevan’s English Park. Displaying the bounty of Armenia, the festival also seeks to reinvigorate the centuries-old tradition of people gathering at harvest time for camaraderie and fellowship.
A man entering the Tufenkian Hotel, opposite Yerevan’s Vernissage market, was shot earlier this afternoon and taken to hospital by his bodyguards.
There are seven real estate boards in Sevan tasked with maintaining the buildings, most constructed in the Soviet-era.
The merchants sent a letter to Yerevan Mayor Taron Margaryan, requesting that they be permitted to set up shop, at the same spot, on the weekend. Otherwise, they want a spot in the market itself.
Clouds of acrid black smoke continue to plume from Yerevan’s Nairit chemical plant. The fire was reported at around 2 p.m. today.