With Rhinoplasty on the Rise, Whither the Armenian Nose?

A statue of the Soviet-era composer Arno Babajanyan, known for his archetypally Armenian nose, against the background of the Armenian flag. The Armenian nose is a source of national pride, but Armenians – especially young women – are increasingly opting for rhinoplasty in an effort to conform to the idealized Western appearance. (EurasiaNet collage. Photo: Iris Molenaar)

The Armenian nose is a source of national pride, sometimes said to be like the country’s impressive mountains: high, proud, and honest.
 

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With Rhinoplasty on the Rise, Whither the Armenian Nose?

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