Building of Civilian Shelters

The Hayrenaser organization has started a program of building civilian shelters in Artsakh. Hayrenaser built its first civilian shelter in the Kashatagh region, city of Berdzor. The Hayrenikis group from Los Angeles sponsored the building of the Berdzor shelter.

Founders of Hayrenaser Organization at USArmenia TV Channel

Co-founders of Hayrenaser Organization Stepan Sargsyan and Nelli Shushi Martirosyan at USArmenia TV Channel speak about the project which was carried out by the organization last year in Lernahovit community, Qashatagh region, Artsakh, where the school was completely rebuilt. They speak about their current project to build health clinic and new village administration and completely reconstruct the school in Vurgavan, another village of Qashatagh. The guests of “PanArmenian Morning” TV program also refer to their personal goals.

Hayrenaser Will Build Essential Infrastructure in Vurgavan Village of Kashatagh

During 2014 the Hayrenaser Organization completely rebuilt the school of the Lernahovit community in the Kashatagh region of Artsakh. The Lernahovit community (former Eznagomer) is situated 50 kms northwest from the administrative center Berdzor (former Lachin). The community started to be resettled by Armenians just after the Artsakh liberation war, when our freedom fighters liberated Kashatagh. The Lernahovit community includes villages Lernahovit, Shrvakan and Spitakajur. The students of these three villages and also the neighbouring Hak village attend the Lernahovit school. The school pictures before and after the reconstruction can be found hereRead more

Glendale’s Berj Bookstore: One Map’s History


By Nelli Shoushi Martirosyan

I buy almost all my gifts and Armenian postcards from Berj Books located in Glendale, California.

Berj, the owner, always welcomes me to the store and listens to my stories related to the liberated Artsakh territories with rapt interest.

When I enter the bookstore, I’m like a small child trying to pick my favourite knick-knacks. There are so many adorned with the Armenian tricolor, the national emblem or the Armenian ABC’s.

But there’s one item in the store that really irritates me. It’s a map of Armenia showing the wrong borders of Artsakh. It taped to the wall for all to see. When I say Armenia, I’m talking about the two Armenian states – the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Artsakh.

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