Lydia is the host mother of Armenia Peace Corps Volunteer, Danny Lovell. Lydia is originally from Ukraine, but moved to Armenia when she married and Armenian man in Russia. She learned to speak Armenian in Armenia when she moved there days after being married. Only a month after she moved to Armenia, her husband returned to Russia and was murdered there. Though Lydia spoke in a heavy and difficult to understand dialect, her and Danny were able to find a way to communicate with each other.