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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U.S. sending too much money to Armenia - STLtoday.com

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U.S. sending too much money to Armenia
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Congress' historically low approval and confidence ratings of the last decade are in major part due to corrupt behavior of some of its members and pandering to various lobbies. Case in point is the Armenian lobby and its protectors in the Congress: Sen.
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US ambassador disappointed with lack of progress in Armenia-Turkey ...Arka News Agency
US ambassador to Armenia highlights Azerbaijan's importanceTrend.az
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Anti-Semitism in Armenia - The Hill (blog)

Anti-Semitism in Armenia
The Hill (blog)
While the Armenian diaspora clamors for international recognition of their treatment during World War I, at the same time Armenians have a dirty secret crying for international recognition: brazen anti-Semitism and a profound hatred of Israel. This ...



CNN features Armenia in documentary - Armenpress.am

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CNN features Armenia in documentary
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YEREVAN, DECEMBER 20, ARMENPRESS: CNN has taken a glimpse into the life of modern-day Armenia as part of its latest On the Road series broadcast over the weekend, Armenpress reports. A documentary presented on CNN International on Saturday ...
Ukrainian fund invests $30 million in troubled Armenian carriereTurboNews
Ukrainian Fund Invests in Failing Armenian AirlineAsbarez Armenian News
World Bank Support for Armenia will grow in 2015Public Radio of Armenia
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EP values deepening of EU-Armenia cooperation: Riszard Czarnecki - Armenpress.am

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EP values deepening of EU-Armenia cooperation: Riszard Czarnecki
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YEREVAN, DECEMBER 20, ARMENPRESS: On December 19 the Chairman of the Standing Committee on Foreign Relations of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia Artak Zakaryan, the members of the Committee Tevan Poghosyan, Naira ...



Armenia's National Security Service is ready to resist domestic and foreign ... - Armenpress.am

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Armenia's National Security Service is ready to resist domestic and foreign ...
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YEREVAN, 20 DECEMBER, ARMENPRESS. The National Security Service of the Republic of Armenia is capable of, ready and determined to resist the domestic and foreign challenges facing the country. This is what Director of the National Security Service ...
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S. Sargsyan received the Vice President of the European ParliamentTimes.am
Hraparak: No NSS officer to be granted general's titlePanorama.am

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Armenia's FM to leave for Moscow - Armenpress.am

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Armenia's FM to leave for Moscow
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YEREVAN, DECEMBER 20, ARMENPRESS: The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia Edward Nalbandian will leave for Moscow to take part in the CSTO Ministerial Council session to be held on December 22. The Department for Information ...



Iran Culture Ministry to publish Armenian books - Armenpress.am

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Iran Culture Ministry to publish Armenian books
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YEREVAN, DECEMBER 20, ARMENPRESS: Iranian Culture and Islamic Guidance Minister Ali Jannati, at a meeting with Armenian Ambassador Grigor Arakelyan in Tehran, stressed that mutual cultural and artistic cooperation between Iran and Armenia ...



Armenia's Defense Minister to attend CSTO Council of Defense Ministers session - Armenpress.am

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Armenia's Defense Minister to attend CSTO Council of Defense Ministers session
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YEREVAN, DECEMBER 20, ARMENPRESS: The delegation, headed by the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia Seyran Ohanyan, will leave for Moscow on December 21 to attend the next session of the CSTO Council of Defense Ministers to be ...
Armenia's Defense Minister to attend CSTO session of the Council of Defense ...Public Radio of Armenia

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At Press Conference, Putin Forgets About Military Bases in Armenia, Moldova ... - ValueWalk

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At Press Conference, Putin Forgets About Military Bases in Armenia, Moldova ...
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In Armenia, Russia's 102nd Military Base in Gyumri hosts about 5,000 Russian soldiers, both land and air forces. In 2010 Armenia and Russia signed an agreement extending the base's lease until 2044. In recent years Russia has made moves to upgrade its ...
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Levon Aronian plays chess with kids - Armenpress.am

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Levon Aronian plays chess with kids
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YEREVAN, DECEMBER 20, ARMENPRESS. The leader of the Armenian men's chess team Levon Aronian held a simultaneous chess game with children on December 20. The game targeted to again voice about the issues of handicapped persons.
Will Aronian participate at the World Chess Cup in Baku?Public Radio of Armenia

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