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Armenia 2005

Armenia is a landlocked mountainous country in the Southern Caucasus bordered by Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, Azerbaijan to the east and Iran and the Nakchicheevan exclave of Azerbaijan to the south. Only landaccess for foreigners is via Iran and Georgia.
A former republic of the Soviet Union, Armenia is one of the oldest and most historic nations in the world. It is considered to be the place where Biblical Noah and his descendants first settled, as well as the first nation to adopt Christianity as its offical religion. Although Armenia is constitutionally a secular state, Christianity plays a major role in both its history and the identification of the Armenian people.
The Armenian Genocide (also known as the Armenian Holocaust or the Armenian Massacre) refers to the deaths of thousands or over a million Armenians during the government of the Young Turks from 1915 to 1917 in the Ottoman Empire. Some main aspects of the event are a matter of ongoing dispute among the academic community and between parts of the international community and Turkey. Although generally agreed that events said to comprise the Armenian Genocide did occur, the Turkish government and several international historians reject that it was genocide.
Armenian woman
Armenian woman
Capital city Yerevan and Mt  Ararat
Capital city Yerevan and Mt Ararat
Yerevan
Yerevan
central square
central square
 Yerevan taxi
Yerevan taxi
Yerevan subway
Yerevan subway
Yerevan subway
Yerevan subway
subwaymarket
subwaymarket
TV-repair in street
TV-repair in street
small private business - common in every streetcorner
small private business - common in every streetcorner
Yerevan market
Yerevan market
sweets
sweets
Yerevan market
Yerevan market
Left over from Soviet Union
"Left over" from Soviet Union
Charming Russianbuilt houses
"Charming" Russianbuilt houses
Hotel Erebuni
Hotel Erebuni
most cars and buses gaspowered
most cars and buses gaspowered
Russian car 1 - Volga, a common sight
Russian car 1 - Volga, a common sight
Russian Car 2 - Volga needs repair
Russian Car 2 - Volga needs repair
Russian car 3 - Moskvitch
Russian car 3 - Moskvitch
Russian cars 4 - Yerevan market for used cars
Russian cars 4 - Yerevan market for used cars
Armenian woman
Armenian woman
Basalt rocks
Basalt rocks
The Genocide memorial
The Genocide memorial
Echmiatzid church - oldest in the world?
Echmiatzid church - oldest in the world?
Inside Echmiatzid church
Inside Echmiatzid church
Students visiting Echmiatzid
Students visiting Echmiatzid
Photographer in Echmiatzin
Photographer in Echmiatzin
Showing picture of his dead friend in Nagorno Karabach war
Showing picture of his dead friend in Nagorno Karabach war
Yerevan suburb
Yerevan suburb
Armenian worker
Armenian worker
 Armenian man
Armenian man
Prepairing the bull
Prepairing the bull
Bulls head
Bulls head
Armenian barbeque
"Armenian barbeque"
Boy taking a bath
Boy taking a bath
Fishermen in Lake Sevan
Fishermen in Lake Sevan
Filling up gas
Filling up gas
most cars powered with gas from Russia
most cars powered with gas from Russia
All bottles empty !!
All bottles empty !!
Discussion in Yeghegnadzor
Discussion in Yeghegnadzor
Gassupply to houses
Gassupply to houses
Noravank Gorge
Noravank Gorge
The old church in Noravank
The old church in Noravank
Noravank
Noravank
Jan-Michael Breider climbing the famous narrow stairs in Noravank
Jan-Michael Breider climbing the famous narrow stairs in Noravank
Girl with bicykle in Yeghegnadzor
Girl with bicykle in Yeghegnadzor
Girls with mother in Yeghegnadzor
Girls with mother in Yeghegnadzor
Old couple living in Yeghegnadzor
Old couple living in Yeghegnadzor
Armenian man
Armenian man
Gladznor church
Gladznor church
Armenian boy
Armenian boy
Armenian man with mushroom
Armenian man with mushroom
Gandzasar kitchen
Gandzasar kitchen
Travelling south
Travelling south
Driving over Debaklu pass in the south
Driving over Debaklu pass in the south
Debaklu pass near Iranian border
Debaklu pass near Iranian border
Iranian truck
Iranian truck
Mt Ararat in sun rise
Mt Ararat in sun rise
 Yezad camp at 3000 m near Mt Aragats
Yezad camp at 3000 m near Mt Aragats
Yezad child
Yezad child
Yezad woman
Yezad woman
Yezad mother and child
Yezad mother and child
Ponchik breakfast
"Ponchik" breakfast
Puppets for sale at Yerevan market
Puppets for sale at Yerevan market
Carpet market
Carpet market