Armenia

Country Armenia
Capital Yerevan
Continent Asia
Currency Dram(AMD)
Languages Armenian

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Introduction

Armenia prides itself on being the first nation to formally adopt Christianity (early 4th century). Despite periods of autonomy, over the centuries Armenia came under the sway of various empires including the Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Persian, and Ottoman. During World War I in the western portion of Armenia, Ottoman Turkey instituted a policy of forced resettlement coupled with other harsh practices that resulted in an estimated 1 million Armenian deaths. The eastern area of Armenia was ceded by the Ottomans to Russia in 1828; this portion declared its independence in 1918, but was conquered by the Soviet Red Army in 1920. Armenian leaders remain preoccupied by the long conflict with Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, a primarily Armenian-populated region, assigned to Soviet Azerbaijan in the 1920s by Moscow. Armenia and Azerbaijan began fighting over the area in 1988; the struggle escalated after both countries attained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. By May 1994, when a cease-fire took hold, ethnic Armenian forces held not only Nagorno-Karabakh but also a significant portion of Azerbaijan proper. The economies of both sides have been hurt by their inability to make substantial progress toward a peaceful resolution. Turkey closed the common border with Armenia in 1994 because of the Armenian separatists' control of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding areas, further hampering Armenian economic growth. However, in 2009 senior Armenian leaders began pursuing rapprochement with Turkey, which could result in the border reopening.

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Review: In 'With You, Armenia,' Kissin and Others Honor the Slaughtered - New York Times

New York Times

Review: In 'With You, Armenia,' Kissin and Others Honor the Slaughtered
New York Times
Mr. Kissin took part in “With You, Armenia: A Concert to Commemorate the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide.” Sponsored by the Yerevan Perspectives International Music Festival, the event was part of an international tour featuring the impressive ...



Armenia signs military deal with Greek Cyprus - www.worldbulletin.net

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Armenia signs military deal with Greek Cyprus
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The Armenian minister said that he had accepted Fokaides' proposal for organizing joint military exercises. Armenia and Southern Cyprus have already signed more than 20 agreements in health, economy, education, industrial and military matters. The two ...
Cyprus 'Ready' to Help Boost Armenia-EU RelationsAsbarez Armenian News (blog)
Cyprus ready to contribute to development of Armenia-EU relationsArmenpress.am
Armenia and Cyprus Sign Military Pact AgreementMassisPost
Daily Sabah -Journal of Turkish Weekly
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Galway girl receives response to a shoebox she sent away… to Armenia… in ... - thejournal.ie

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Galway girl receives response to a shoebox she sent away… to Armenia… in ...
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When I was 8 years old I wrote this note and put it inside a shoebox filled with crayons, gloves, a toothbrush and loads of other bits and it got sent off to children in disadvantaged countries. This morning, 16 years later, I got a message from a man ...
Irish woman receives 'thank you' note from Armenian man she sent gift-filled ...Irish Independent
Irish woman gets message from Armenian who received her charity shoebox 16 ...Public Radio of Armenia

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Armenia expects to launch negotiations with the EU over visa liberalization - Armenpress.am

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Armenia expects to launch negotiations with the EU over visa liberalization
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YEREVAN, 27 MAY, ARMENPRESS. Armenia expects to launch negotiations with the European Union over the liberalization of visas. This is what Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia Karen Nazaryanmentioned at the National ...

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Armenia, Africa stamp their past on art - Boston Globe (subscription)

Boston Globe (subscription)

Armenia, Africa stamp their past on art
Boston Globe (subscription)
“Kiss the Ground — A New Armenia (Part 3),” the culmination of a series of exhibitions marking the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, delineates the aftermath of trauma. The first two (solo shows) were at the Armenian Library and Museum of America, ...

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“Armenpress” and Russian Embassy in Armenia paid tribute to the heroes who ... - Armenpress.am

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“Armenpress” and Russian Embassy in Armenia paid tribute to the heroes who ...
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YEREVAN, 27 MAY, ARMENPRESS. Ahead of the 97th anniversary of the establishment of the First Republic of Armenia and the victory in the Battle of Sardarapat, at the initiative of “Armenpress” News Agency and with the participation of representatives of ...
Armenia, Iran clarify agenda of defense cooperationPanorama.am
European Commission, Armenia launch new cooperation format talksPanARMENIAN.Net
Cyprus Defense Minister due in ArmeniaPublic Radio of Armenia
Arka News Agency -Armenialiberty.org
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Armenia offers refuge for Europe's last leopards - Irish Times

Irish Times

Armenia offers refuge for Europe's last leopards
Irish Times
High on an Armenian hillside, Gor Hovhannisyan eases a camouflage-green box from its hiding place in the trees and opens the back to see what he has caught. This time, only a bird and a rabbit triggered the camera trap's motion sensors. But far bigger ...

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Toshiba Proposes Cooperation with Armenia in Nuclear Power, Seismology - Asbarez Armenian News (blog)

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Toshiba Proposes Cooperation with Armenia in Nuclear Power, Seismology
Asbarez Armenian News (blog)
YEREVAN (Arka)—The director of Toshiba Medical Systems, a subsidiary of the Tokyo-based Toshiba Corporation, explained Tuesday, in a meeting with Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian, that his company is ready to develop cooperation with Armenia in ...
Armenia will always remember the Cypriot President's participation in the ...Armenpress.am
Microsoft to Open Regional Software Development Center in ArmenianMassisPost
President Sargsyan: Energy is one of key sectors of Armenia-Russia cooperationArmeniaNow.com
Arka News Agency -Armenialiberty.org -Public Radio of Armenia
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Armenia concerned with ongoing clashes in Syria: Armenia's FM - Armenpress.am

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Armenia concerned with ongoing clashes in Syria: Armenia's FM
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YEREVAN, MAY 27, ARMENPRESS. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia Edward Nalbandian has made remarks at the course of the joint press conference with the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Syria Walid al ...
Syria, Armenia decry Turkish support for anti-Damascus militantsPress TV
Armenia deeply concerned about ongoing clashes in Syria: FM Nalbandian says ...Public Radio of Armenia
Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian Visits SyriaMassisPost
PanARMENIAN.Net -Asbarez Armenian News (blog) -Panorama.am
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State Youth Orchestra of Armenia to perform at UNESCO - Armenpress.am

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State Youth Orchestra of Armenia to perform at UNESCO
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YEREVAN, MAY 27, ARMENPRESS. On June 3, 2015 at 20:00 the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia, headed by its Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Sergey Smbatyan, will perform at UNESCO World Heritage Center Segur Hall within the framework of ...