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Armenian festival celebrates wine

The aim of the festival is to promote and develop winemaking in Armenia, which has centuries-old wine making traditions. About 4,000 people visited the site over the two days, including foreigners. The festival takes place on the land of the villa of Khanjyan, a monument of state importance to Armenia. The building is a sumptuous round mansion built in 1936 for Aghasi Khanjian, one of Armenia's communist leaders. It now stands derelict.

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