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Food in Caucasus

While Armenians, Azerbaijanis and Georgians are 100% sure that Pakhlava, Barbecue and Khash is their national food ….

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By Hasmik Hripsimeh

 

 

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Gurjaani. A house for people with disabilities

           Gurjaani is a region of Kakheti, Georgia, where Hand in Hand non profit organisations, established in 2010 in Tbilisi, Georgia, providing the houses for people with mental and physical disabilities. The main mission is to create worthy living conditions for people with disabilities and help them to socialise into society.

Dmitri Burjanadze, 26, is a person with disability has been living in this house for almost three months.

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This small square room contains his whole life. There are two beds and chairs, one computer and one table where the different types of games are being located: backgammon, cards and domino. This room belongs to Dmitri and his friend, Timur.

“His body is in growth-retarted, and this is his main problem. In other things he is very smart and clever,” says Marina Modebadze, the director in “Hand in Hand” organisation.

Before his coming to this house, Dmitri had been living in other house in Dusheti, Georgia.

“There was my love, but there was no rest. We were fighting a lot.”

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Wooden masterpieces in the hands of a carpenter

A carpenter, Jalilov Jalil, 71, manufactures kitchen belongings not only for sale but also for his family members.

“I served in Russia. After time in the army, I got into the construction department and lied about being a carpenter,” says Jalilov. “The reason was because my commander told me to choose the carpenter profession. He told me that if I choose it, I could stay there and work.”

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A 71-year-old man who came to Baku from Shamkir in 1965, still looks like a middle-aged man. There are no wrinkles on his face and even no sign of gray hairs under his small-sized knitted cap. Three gold teeth appear periodically while he speaks. Old shabby trousers, a shirt worn under a pullover, a coat in strips, and a cap on his head: all these tell us that he fully dedicates himself to work.

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One fragment.

Old city. One fragment.

Old city. One fragment.

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Humans of Baku. Lives in one question. New Year edition. Part 2.

Humans of Baku. Lives in one question.  New Year edition. Part 2.

It is written, edited and photographed by masters degree students in journalism at the Georgia Institute for Public Affairs: reporters Lala Aliyeva and Gunel Safarova.

“The little New Year. Children’s stories.”

“What does New Year’s mean for you? ”

Maqsud, 7

“Well, it is a good holiday. I don’t want anything. We are decorating our New Year tree. To get presents is not the most important thing in our life. It is more important to celebrate this holiday all together.”

“Actually I don’t quite believe in Santa, because he has a plastic nose. I don’t want anything from him; maybe only a dog, a basset hound, a little dog with long ears who loves  chasing rabbits.”

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Maqsud

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Humans of Baku. New Year edition.

Humans of Baku. Lives in one question.  New Year edition. 

It is written, edited and photographed by masters degree students in journalism at the Georgia Institute for Public Affairs: reporters Lala Aliyeva and Gunel Safarova.

“The little New Year. Children’s stories.”

“What does New Year’s mean for you? “

Emil, 10

“New Year means new thoughts and new opinions”

“ The city is getting ready for New Year celebrations, the gifts are being bought. Every New Year Day  we go out to the boulevard, but tell the truth we are fed up with  the  Boulevard and Baku, we want to go abroad. My dream is Paris and London.”

Emin, 10

“I love New Year but not because of gifts. We are spending New Year with our friends. We are all together on this day.  And my dream is going to New-York and London”

"We are classmates and we are friends"

“We are classmates and we are friends”

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Little trip through Baku

Five student journalists took a purple-colored London taxi with their American professor, starting on a voyage of discovery through Baku.
The weather on this December day reminds me of autumn: falling golden leaves from trees not quite nude; a sky full of clouds and strong, cold wind mix with the rays of the sun, heating the day not at all.
Fashionable skyscrapers and old renovated buildings fly past the taxi windows. Time passed quickly and the taxi counter stopped its counting at the Haydar Aliyev Center. It is time to go out.100_4929 Read more…