A day in the life of Horom villagers

“Are there people who still bake bread in the tonir?” “There are but very few. Let’s walk a bit. As soon as we smell a scent of freshly baked lavash, we will go towards it.”  We didn’t find anyone who was baking bread. Instead, we met children circling a wheel through the roads of the…

The psychological cost of war: day 28

War situations give rise to a great number of psychological problems. Losing a dear person or realizing their lives are at risk, fleeing homes by taking absolutely nothing, changing the environment, and living with a sense of uncertainty and fear affects human psychology. Let alone, the sounds of explosion and siren stay with people of…

Daily life as the war goes on։ Beniamin village

The north-western Shirak Province of Armenia is well-known for Gyumri, the second-largest city and the cultural capital of Armenia. The region has over 120 villages, the names of which often reflect various elements of nature or are after a significant someone who was born in that village.    A 20-minute drive from Gyumri will take you…

Together as one for Artsakh

On September 27, Armenians woke up to war – perhaps to the first war for the younger generations and the most large-scale one for older generations who knew the bitter taste of it well. Armenia and Artsakh are facing a horrific battle of survival for the third week in a row. Armenians all over the…

Our heroes

  HONORING THE MEMORY OF OUR HEROES Our young men are the true heroes simply because they carried their duty of defending the homeland even at the cost of their lives. They are with us as far as we remember them, talk about them, laugh when memorizing their jokes. We remember them, we cherish their…

The village of peaceful mornings: Dzoragyugh

The golden rays of the sun give a bright shade to the meadows and bluish green mountains far away. The villagers sip a cup of coffee as roosters’ Cock-A-Doodle-Doo breaks the early morning tranquility getting everyone in the mood to work.  If you find beauty in the little things, you will appreciate the way mornings…