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Marina Marselovna

Article written by Birthright Armenia and Dilijan Community Center Volunteers

Dilijan, June/2018

We walked into a warm home, to a lovely smell of apricots and pancakes. A bright blue eyed little girl greeted us at the door along with two Armenian ladies around the age of 50-60 years old. We started off with some introductions and came to learn that this well decorated woman, named Marina Marselovna, is an Assistant Head at School No 2, enlightening students not only about Mathematics, but most importantly about life. From Yerevan to Russia she has encountered many roads of life, while being anchored to her roots in Dilijan.

Passionate about the issues that people of Dilijan face from the influx of foreigners to the youth needing to flee in order to find work. We realize the struggle of not being able to work within the community of Dilijan and difficulty in keeping the Armenian race; a chronic symptom that resonates with Armenians around the world.

When we asked her about her hobbies we were pleasantly surprised to see her generosity with her artwork. She finds solace in the preparation of handwork, from baby booties to baby vests, but what is most incredible is how freely she gives these masterpieces to her family and friends. A little piece of Armenian culture made with love and passed on knowing there is a form of Armenian preservation.

“I am not a pessimist, nor am I an optimist but rather I am a realist”, says Marina Marselovna.