Hovsepyan was born in Shirak’s Metz Mantash village. A psychologist and an expert on inclusive education by profession, she has worked in several educational institutions and psychological centers.
Today, in Gyumri, Armenia’s second largest city, Barseghyan organized a demonstration to protest past acts of violence committed by Russian soldiers stationed at the base.
It’s 7pm and the doors of the 83-year-old Alikhanyan Puppet Theater in Gyumri are open.
December 7 marks the 30th anniversary of the 1988 Spitak Earthquake, which took thousands of lives in Armenia’s Shirak and Lori Provinces and affected the lives of many more.
Some of those who lost their houses due to the earthquake still expect to get apartments from the state, while there are also homeless people who have no such hopes, since their houses weren’t affected by earthquake.
Just a few years ago, the first ones were built in the communities of Torosgyugh and Basen. Today, Tsolak Chadryan from Gyumri is growing roses in a greenhouse.
The visits of the French osteopathsare highly appreciated in the Gyumri Medical Center. Hasmik Petrosyan says that they have patients who applied to the osteopaths in 2014, had a positive outcome, and every year they wait for the French specialists to visit again.
Environmentalists and residents say Ardenis, a spring-fed lake covering some ten hectares, is slowly dying.
The Yererouk basilica and archaeological site, located on the left bank of Akhouryan river, right next to the Armenia-Turkey border and only five kilometers from the historical Armenian capital of Ani, are not on any of the main tourist routes in Armenia.