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AzerNews

Victims of Spitak earthquake cannot get normal housing for 30 years
AzerNews
... Spitak town. Although so much time has passed from the tragedy, the Armenian authorities could not provide normal housing to its victims and their descendants. The governor of the poorest region of Armenia – Shirak – has recently upset them even more.

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Hetq Online

Armenia's Seismologists: Bowed but Not Broken by the 1988 Spitak Earthquake
Hetq Online
The institute also felt the effects of the 1988 Spitak Earthquake. The IGES's former building, located at the same site, was destroyed. For the next 25 years, researchers were forced to work in makeshift huts. Those structures still stand not far away ...


Hetq Online

Most Textile Manufacturers in Armenia Work for Others; New Program to Promote Local Brands
Hetq Online
Before the 1988 Spitak Earthquake hit, fifty enterprises once operated in Leninakan, the town's former name, employing some 40,000 and producing 700 various items. The town was Armenia's largest textile manufacturer and ... While steps have recently ...

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Armenpress.am

29 years after an earthquake struck Armenia over 2 500 temporary shelters still remain in use in Gyumri
JAMnews (blog)
Unable to withstand the powerful subterranean shocks, buildings in Spitak, Vanadzor (Kirovakan), Gyumri (Leninakan) and other settled areas collapsed. ... It turns out that more apartments were given out than were destroyed in the tragedy in Shirak ...
29 years have passed since Spitak earthquakeArmenpress.am

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Hetq Online

A Poorer Armenia Since 2008: President Sargsyan Falls Way Short on Campaign Promises
Hetq Online
Vahan Toumasyan, President of the Shirak Center NGO in Gyumri, describes poverty as a sickness. When people regard themselves as ... In Gyumri's tnakneighborhoods, it's as if the 1988 Spitak Earthquake happened yesterday. Toumasyan recounts a few ...


Asbarez Armenian News

Through A Youth Center and Scholarships 'We Are Gyumri' Continues to Enrich Young Lives
Asbarez Armenian News
ARTO KEULEYAN: The Armenian Cultural Foundation's Shirak Youth Center Committee has focused its efforts on the “We Are Gyumri Campaign,” which launched in 2013 as an initiative by the AYF Orange County “Ashod Yergat” and AYF Juniors Aghpiur Serop ...


EurasiaNet

Armenia: Residents Still Living the Spitak Earthquake
EurasiaNet
Yet, the Shirak Region, of which Gyumri is the capital, has the country's highest poverty rate at 46 percent, a rate that exceeds that in other regions by at least 11 percent, according to official statistics. The lingering presence of semi-ruined ...

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Hetq Online

The Disappearing Face of Historic Gyumri: Lackadaisical Monitoring Threatens 19th Century Buildings
Hetq Online
The Kumayri Reserve-Museum, founded in 1980 with the aim of preserving the historical objects of Gyumri, listed 1,400 monuments and historic-architectural buildings within 1,000 hectares before the Spitak Earthquake in 1988. Their number has severely ...


Hetq Online

Arrested Activist Tigran Mazmanyan's Family is Convinced the “Reject Serzh” Movement Will Yield Results
Hetq Online
Tigran's father is from Spitak. He says he decided to stay in Artsakh after the war, to have enough children to give them the names of all his war buddies. Tigran was born after the ceasefire in 1994. He has four brothers and three sisters. Arpineh ...

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