Vladislav P.

The interview took place in July 2021.

Vladislav was born on April 18, 1956 in Baku to a working class family. There were 3 children growing up in the family, 2 boys and 1girl. Vladislav was the third child in the family.

After graduating from the eighth grade, he continued his studies at the vocational school, receiving the profession of upholsterer. He worked in a furniture factory in Baku. In 1988, when the Artsakh national liberation movement started, he moved to Stepanakert with his family and in 1992 after the liberation of Shushi to Shushi.

Since 1983, he has been given a second-degree disability due to mental problems. Vladislav is not married. He was cared for by his parents. However, the father died in 1993 and the mother in 2006. Later his sister cared for him.

Vladislav’s pension is 40,400 drams, of which 9,400 as a single pensioner’s allowance.

Since 2017, he has been included in the list of beneficiaries of the Shushi Elderly project. After the war, when the residents of Shushi were forcibly displaced to other regions of Artsakh, Vladislav became involved in the Stepanakert Project. He had his own apartment in Shushi. Now he has to move to Askeran, where he lives in a rented apartment with the family of his nephew, who is also displaced from Shushi. Vladislav’s brother was killed in the first Artsakh war.

He, like all the people of Artsakh, still hopes that Shushi will be Armenian again, the bells will ring in the churches of Shushi again, and Hanganak will organize events in Shushi, as did before the war.

Vladislav is one of the most active beneficiaries of Hanganak. He participated in all the events organized by the organization.

He has some health problems, such as high blood pressure and vision problems. The food provided by Hanganak is enough for him. He thanks the benefactors and the entire staff for their support.