Barekamavan. Life on the Border with War

About two centuries ago, in 1831, the border village of Barekamavan in Armenia’s Tavush region had 302 inhabitants, double of what it is today. This village, located on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border, was one of the most developed settlements in Soviet Armenia. In the 1980’s, the number of students in the school reached 350. Today, that number is 17. The village, which has more than 200 houses, has been in a steady population decline due to emigration over the last 25 years. CivilNet’s Tatul Hakobyan, Ani Grigoryan and Gevorg Haroyan spent three days in Barekamavan, talked to people about emigration, peace and war.