February 9, 2012
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After waiting in the queue for two hours in one of the Gyumri post offices, Alvard Mkrtchyan, 70, finally gets her monthly pension. Alvard’s pension, which is 30,000 AMD (US$75), is the only source of money for her 6-member family: her ill son, daughter-in-law and three teenage grandchildren. “My son is not capable of working; my daughter-in-law is taking care of her husband” – says Alvard... More...
February 8, 2012
Young activists look for their place in Armenian politics
Azatuhi Simonyan, 20, is one of the young parliamentarians of the Youth Parliament (YP) in Armenia, which was created in May, 2011. The parliament has 131 deputies who represent political parties, NGOs, university student councils and minority groups. "I like the idea of youth parliament, since I... More...
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