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August 4, 2011 3:47 AM Subscribe
Soviet era arcade remains full functionally in Armenia.
posted by k8t (21 comments total)
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is impressive, check out
this working arcade in Gyumri, Armenia
While these Russian hipsters
Soviet-era video games
in Moscow [previously previously
], they've got nothing on this 70-year-old woman and the arcade that survived an earthquake
that killed tens of thousands of people in 1988.
Gyumri, still suffering from the effects of the earthquake 25 years later (poor timing - the USSR collapsed soon after, then there was a war... restoration efforts were impacted), lacks in activities for young people. This arcade has become a local refuges for kids as well as a destination for the occasional adventure-seeking tourist.
[Bonus points if you can spot Nu Pogody in the arcade!]