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Armenia's Communist Haven

By Karen Mirzoyan
  • Alina Barseghian always wears a red tie.
    Alina Barseghian always wears a red tie.
  • Azat Barseghian, Communist Party member.
    Azat Barseghian, Communist Party member.
  • Lenin takes pride of place in his house.
    Lenin takes pride of place in his house.
  • Azat Barseghian at home.
    Azat Barseghian at home.
  • Be Prepared!
    Be Prepared!
  • On the way school past Lenin in the centre of Lernamerdz village.
    On the way school past Lenin in the centre of Lernamerdz village.
  • Narek Safarian, 5, and Hovhanes Safarian, 70, have collected mint and are on their way to sell it.
    Narek Safarian, 5, and Hovhanes Safarian, 70, have collected mint and are on their way to sell it.

Daily life in Lernamerdz, Armenia, an outpost of communist nostalgia.

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