news.am, Armenia
July 2 2011

Many Armenians left Southern Ossetia after war

July 02, 2011 | 19:24


Armenian community in Ckhinvali (Southern Ossetia) was founded by a
surgeon Pavel Avetisyan, said Armenian community leader Esma
Abayeva-Kulijanova.

In 1990s the community disappeared and Kulijanova in 2003 invited
Armenians to found new community. The community aimed to preserve the
Armenian language, culture and traditions, it also participated
actively in social-political life of the state. However, the community
also disappeared as a result of war in 2008. New calculation is
required to fix how many Armenian families still live in Southern
Ossetia, Kulijanova told.