In 1988 7.0 Richter-scale earthquake struck the northern Armenia. The quake killed at least 25,000 people in the region. Thousands more were maimed and hundreds of thousands left homeless. Gyumri, Armenia’s second largest city bore much of the damage. Large-scale war by the early 1990’s, the collapse of the Soviet Union, an energy crisis, and blockade that left landlocked Armenia...
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