30 նոյեմբեր, 2011 08:50

Թիմը գնում է գյուղ. այսօր` Փոքր Վեդի

The village of Pokr Vedi was founded in 1921 by 21 families who escaped the Genocide. Today, it is home to 3,400 people. Due to its location in the Ararat Valley, the economy of Pokr Vedi is primarily agricultural. Its proximity to the historic Khor Virap monastery also benefits the town, because tourists sometimes pass through. The greatest benefit of the tourist traffic has been the increased charitable contributions, which have allowed the village to begin renovating its house of culture and its school. At the center of the village stands a cross stone carved in 2005 by local sculptor Harutyun Arakelyan. It stands in memory of the lives lost during the Genocide, World War II, and the conflict in Karabakh.