Armenians are marking the anniversary of the World War I-era massacre of their ancestors in Ottoman Turkey, a somber event in contrast to the jubilation that erupted across the country a day earlier when longtime leader Serzh Sarkisian stepped down as prime minister amid street protests.
Garik Kurghinyan lives in a cave for already 5 years near Yervanian lake. During 2008 bloody events he taped the mouths of his sculptures as a sing of protest. The sculptures were destroyed and and he was evicted from a studio he used to work. And he lost his house after a divorce.