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Big and kind Armenian giant

A man 2m 34cm tall

January 13, 2017
Big and kind Armenian giant
Arshavir Grigoryan is 2m 34cm tall. He used to live in Jrashen village of Ararat province with his parents and brother but moved to Paris, France, in 2015. He says not permanently.

Big aspirations and infinite possibilities

Tennis players with disabilities

December 16, 2016
Big aspirations and infinite possibilities
On October 29-30, 2016, Armenia’s Abovyan town hosted a table tennis tournament for people with disabilities dated to the 12th anniversary of Voghji NGO. 7 teams from Yerevan, provinces and Artsakh participated in the event PAN attended and photographed.

Surrogate for childless couple

“I was happy to help these people become parents”

December 9, 2016
Surrogate for childless couple
Surrogate maternity always sparks hot debates. Whether to agree to become a surrogate or to choose this variant of becoming parents if all other means have been exhausted is extremely private. One way or another, this decision will involve a lot of people.

Piece of Iran in Yerevan

Shahid Fahmideh school

November 25, 2016
Piece of Iran in Yerevan
The relations between Armenia and Iran count thousands of years, although they had not always been friendly. After the Republic of Armenia regained independence, the two states engaged in close cooperation, strengthening economic and cultural ties. As result of this cooperation, Shahid Fahmideh school opened at the Iranian embassy in Yerevan over 20 years ago. PAN visited the school and talked to principal Afshin Mahmoudvandi, while PAN Photo took the photographs of the educational institution.

How to save billions with tax service optimization

Armenian tax inspectors 4 times ‘lazier’ than Georgian counterparts

November 15, 2016
How to save billions with tax service optimization
There has been a lot of talk recently about unnecessary staff members in some state institutions. To make things clear, PAN decided to compare the number of tax inspectors operating in Armenia and Georgia and their responsibilities.

Above the Earth

Where Armenian pilots and controllers study

November 4, 2016
Above the Earth
A mature aviation system gives a country a possibility of uninterrupted connection with the different parts of the world. However, we should not forget that besides ensuring communication with the other countries, aviation has great military and strategic importance. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Armenian aviation suffered a sharp decline, leaving experienced pilots unemployed and forcing some of them to look for a job abroad.

385 million children in poverty

UNICEF and WB analysis

October 5, 2016
385 million children in poverty
Children are more than twice as likely as adults to live in extreme poverty, according to a new analysis from the World Bank Group and UNICEF. Ending Extreme Poverty: A Focus on Children finds that in 19.5 per cent of children in developing countries were living in households that survived on an average of US$1.90 a day or less per person, compared to just 9.2 per cent of adults. Globally, almost 385 million children were living in extreme poverty.

Paradox of Armenian consumer market

Smartphones instead of food and clothes

October 4, 2016
Paradox of Armenian consumer market
According to statistical data, despite the decline of Armenian retail business in the first half of 2016, the sales of smartphones, refrigerators, TVs and other equipment has grown.

Dead man’s chest

Necropolis treasures in Armenian village

September 29, 2016
Dead man’s chest
Excavations in village of Karashamb started in 1987. Since then, about 800 graves containing jewels, weapons, pottery and china items have been discovered. The findings shed light not only on the funeral practice of the ancient times but also on the way of life of that civilization.

Gonorrhea becoming resistant to all antibiotics

New guidelines for STIs treatment

September 24, 2016
Gonorrhea becoming resistant to all antibiotics
New guidelines for the treatment of 3 common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have been issued by World Health Organization (WHO) in summer 2016 in response to the growing threat of antibiotic resistance.
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