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A group of young people organized a visit to one of Yerevan’s last remaining old districts – Kond.
The video shows a crew of cameramen and Yerevan heritage activists visiting the area, talking to inhabitants.
Admittedly, the whole district is in a very bad shape and something needs to be done about it. In many cities of the world that I’ve visited, such historical buildings have been renovated and restored, turned into a main tourism attraction. Yerevan’s current rulers, however, with their lack of taste and understanding of heritage, only seem to think that tall, glass and concrete buildings deserve to represent this ancient city. I’m startled to think what would happen if someone offered them to redevelop Rome or Athens.