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June 23 2018 | 12:05pm AET

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Mass Wedding in Nagorno Karabakh


A wedding with participation of 700 couples took place in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) Republic. Ceremonies took place in St. Ghazanchetsots church in Shushi and Gandzasar monastery. 

An unprecedented wedding ceremony, which married 700 new couples, took place in Nagorno-Karabakh Republic on October 16, 2008. The ceremonies took place in St. Ghazanchetsots church of Shoushi and ancient Gandzasar monastery of Martakert.

The Karabakh wedding, followed by a solemn dinner and issuance of wedding certificates and wedding gifts in Stepanakert's Republican Stadium, was implemented with the initiative of Armenian-Russian businessman of Karabakh descent - Levon Ayrapetyan, who was also the main sponsor of the event.

The couples were presented golden banking cards with $2500 worth of AMD (local currency) on the balance for each new family to spend. The beneficiaries have also thought about future children: following the birth of the first child the family will receive $2000, the second child - $3000, third child - $5000, fourth - $10,000, fifth - $20,000, sixth - $50,000, seventh - $100,000.


 
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