Fig heaven: Vazashen village

Fig heaven: Vazashen village 2 March 2021 By Knar Babayan Photos by: Knar Babayan 3 min read Once famous for its vineyards, the grape fields of Vazashen were left across the border after the 1990s war. Nowadays, the people of Vazashen have to be satisfied by their home yards.  Almost everything grows here, but the…

The United Kingdom of Marts

The United Kingdom of Marts 25 January 2021 By Knar Babayan Photos by: Knar Babayan 4 min read They have the most delicious barbecue, but pig breeding has slumped after the last cholera pandemic. They are known as Russian-speakers, but few speak the language nowadays. They count the inhabited houses not by the smoke coming…

World’s prettiest village: Zardanashen

World’s prettiest village: Zardanashen 17 December 2020 By Knar Babayan, Photos by: Knar Babayan 4 min read Ask Zardanashen village kids of Artsakh where they are from, and they’ll unanimously reply with a delightful smile on their face -“We’re from the prettiest village in the world!” Zardanashen, perched atop the mountains in the south of…