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In the middle of Yerevan there is a gloomy, forgotten house. It was built by a family which has made a lot of investments for the development of Yerevan. The family of Afrikyans was involved in the trade and was one of the most powerful families in Yerevan of 19-20 century! After Soviet occupation the family lost all its property and the house has become one of the buildings of KGB (kind a Soviet's FBI). Only God knows how many "enemies of the nation" were tortured and killed in this building! There are also rumors that the building used to be one of the first "Candy Shops" of the city! Maybe the reason of those rumors is the decoration of the walls of the house where you may find statues of naked women /posted earlier/. Today the building seems to live its last days! Soon it will be relocated in a new quoter named "Old Yerevan" though youth and activists still keep fighting against its relocation!

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