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Too Young to Die: 30-year old “frontier=?UTF-8?B?4oCd?= Nerkin Hand village faces extinction

November 9, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Nothing violates the silence of Nerkin Hand but the slight whisper of leaves on thick-trunked planetrees. The streets of this village resting on a forest edge are empty. The 30-year-old village is aging…


Norik Danielyan


Margush Aslanyan


(from left to right) Galya Gasparyan, Lusine Aslanyan, Margush Aslanyan


Norik Danielyan in the hollow of a 800-year-old plane tree

“It’s embarrassing to even say how many of us are left – only 85… our school has seven students and seven teachers,” says Norik Danielyan one of the elderly villagers. “We fought during the war to keep this village, people died for it, and now… ”

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