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Metal container that Armenian family called home for 30-plus years gets new purpose

Metal container that Armenian family called home for 30-plus years gets new purpose

(Photo: Viva-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian, Tamara Yedigaryan and Fuller Center Armenia President Ashot Yeghiazaryan.) After a devastating earthquake rocked Armenia in 1988, the Soviet Union rushed in to supply the then-Soviet republic with temporary shelters known as domiks, repurposed metal shipping containers. But, like many shelters that are meant to be temporary in the […]