The number 29 on the sign should be changed to 30, as 30 years have passed since 64 refugee families moved into Hotel 'Nairi'. Today, the hotel is home to three generations, including the grandchildren and the children of the people who were forced to flee Azerbaijan in the 1980s, during the period leading to the Karabakh conflict. Despite the years of waiting, they have not lost hope that one day they will be given houses in Armenia.
For years, many of their calls and written pleas for help have fallen on deaf ears. Even those who have received answers from officials got nothing but promises.
So, after thirty years of living in 11-square-meter “apartments” in this hotel, some families are trying to demand new living arrangements for themselves although they fear losing the rooms they have at Hotel ‘Nairi’.