Democratic Victory and Defeat

Collection with 15 media items created by Vaghinak Ghazaryan

Armenia 04 Dec 2020 08:21

The Karabakh war has a history of 30 years. On September 27, 2020, the news of the resumption of a large-scale war along the entire borderline between Artsakh and Azerbaijan surprised the Armenian society and the Armenians of the world. The ceasefire was established 44 days later, on November 9, by a trilateral agreement between Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. The agreement included the deployment of Russian peacekeeping troops in the conflict zone.

The victory of the 2018 Velvet Revolution in Armenia can best define the ideals of the Armenian reality. Not accepting the obvious threat of war, the inner life was unwaveringly striving and trying to ignore the external danger, persistently clinging to its illusion of peace.

With the people's candidate Nikol Pashinyan who came with the revolution, Armenia became perhaps the only democratic state in the South Caucasus region. And as in 1991-1994, when the victory of Armenians on the battlefield was overshadowed by the economic blockade, so the government that came with the revolution found itself in the circle of authoritarian countries, and now it is declining due to the recent defeat.

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Martuni
By Vaghinak Ghazaryan
30 Sep 2020

Mavrik Mirzoyan in his house after it was destroyed during an Azerbaijani attack, Martuni.

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Martuni
By Vaghinak Ghazaryan
30 Sep 2020

Several sons from a single family are part of the unit defending Martuni.

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Martuni
By Vaghinak Ghazaryan
30 Sep 2020

A drone shot down near the town of Martuni.

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Shoushi
By Vaghinak Ghazaryan
02 Nov 2020

Wounded Holy Savior Ghazanchetsots Cathedral in Shoushi.

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Stepanakert
By Vaghinak Ghazaryan
02 Nov 2020

Wounded soldier in the Republican Medical Center in Stepanakert. Most of the soldiers’ injuries are shrapnel wounds.

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Stepanakert
By Vaghinak Ghazaryan
01 Nov 2020

The most unexpected scene of my journey. This is Stepanakert city cemetery where you constantly see new graves and fresh flowers during the war, and suddenly this horse appeared out of nowhere.

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Shoushi
By Vaghinak Ghazaryan
02 Nov 2020

At the entrance of The Holy Savior Ghazanchetsots Cathedral in Shoushi.

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Karvachar
By Vaghinak Ghazaryan
13 Nov 2020

Armenians take the bodies of their relatives out of their graves as they flee from the provinces passed from Armenia to Azerbaijan.

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Nor Haykajur
By Vaghinak Ghazaryan
19 Nov 2020

Armenians burn their houses as they leave the seven regions passed from Armenia to Azerbaijan.

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Dadivank
By Vaghinak Ghazaryan
14 Nov 2020

Russian peacekeepers in Dadivank. They will defend the 10th century church complex.

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Martakert
By Vaghinak Ghazaryan
19 Nov 2020

Rotten bread, after the war. You can see a lot of food left in the fields by the soldiers.

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Nor Maragha
By Vaghinak Ghazaryan
19 Nov 2020

Armenians who have the opportunity take their cattle with them - some by transport, some on foot. They were displaced from their homes in the seven regions that passed from Armenia to Azerbaijan.

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Shoushi
By Vaghinak Ghazaryan
20 Nov 2020

An Armenian military post near Shoushi, after the war. The soldiers are no longer hiding: they openly stand in front of the adversary.