Kond, established in the 17th century, is the last preserved district of old Yerevan. Until now, Urban developments in Yerevan have bypassed Kond. Yet there is a danger that one day Yerevan will lose the last witness of its old history.
A Remaining Piece of Old Yerevan
Armenia is a leading seafood exporter in the South Caucasus, though it has no sea.
A Fish Export Leader without a Sea
The highway bazaars of Armenia, which one can see when travelling to the South or to North-West of Yerevan, are common in Armenia. However the most colorful ones are on the Yerevan-Syunik and Yerevan-Geghard roads. While the first is famous for its vegetable small "bazaars," on the wayback to Geghard, you can buy homemade foodstuff, the notable of which is gata (a traditional sweet), preserved and dried fruits. Because of the poor social conditions, people prefer to sell the harvest on or near the roads of their houses and gardens.
These women are assuming the tasks of both male and female work. In the poverty-stricken village of Zolakar, Armenia, almost every second male has left for Russia to earn money.
The Overburdened Young Wives of Migrants
Eight years has passed since Armenians begun to celebrate a book-giving day on February 19. Amid the heavy social and economic situation, and sustained apathy towards publishing, the new tradition is aimed at overcoming the latter.