The destruction of some historic buildings began in the Soviet era. That practice continued after the independence of Armenia. The Old Yerevan Project is meant to restore the architectural heritage of the capital city, however, progress has been slow and controversial.
While rates of infertility have started to come down in Armenia, many couples do face the possibility of never having a child. Not being able to conceive rips some couples apart, while others become stronger as they search for alternative solutions.