In 1991-1996, the speaker of parliament, Galust Sahakyan, was the vice head of the regional executive committee, and later the first deputy head. According to Vladimir, they found their apartment with the help of an assistant of Galust Sahakyan, called Mayis. The same individual was the ensuing reason for the loss of their 1st apartment. ‘He said, give me 800 dollars and I will give the apartment to you. I said that I didn’t have the money, but instead I could bring a truckload of firewood. He agreed. In the evening, when I came home with the firewood, I saw other people sitting in our house. I asked where our belongings were, he replied that the house didn't belong to us.
There were members of the executive committee there, who said, that they would take us to our belonging, and they brought us here. Our stuff was piled up here, and we stayed in this place.’
The family has been paying the utilities of this house for more than 20 years. If you ask the worker of the water distribution company, where our water comes from, he won’t know. But when it’s time to collect the bills, they are here!’ says Vladimir’s 35-year-old son, Vigen.