Armenia

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

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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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Manchester United's Henrikh Mkhitaryan Brings Armenia With Him - New York Times

New York Times

Manchester United's Henrikh Mkhitaryan Brings Armenia With Him
New York Times
“Wherever Armenians go, they create a new Armenia” around themselves, he said. He has done just that in Manchester: As well as watching as much soccer from home as he can, he has found an Armenian Apostolic Church — “we were the first country to ...

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COD, May 24, 2017: Armenia must comply with resolutions - Richmond.com

Public Radio of Armenia

COD, May 24, 2017: Armenia must comply with resolutions
Richmond.com
After occupying the Nagorno Karabakh region of Azerbaijan, on 18 May 1992, the Armenian units attacked and ethnically cleansed the city of Lachin, subsequently destroying hundreds of cultural facilities monuments. More than 63,341 Azerbaijani citizens ...
Trump Administration recommends 67 percent cut in aid to ArmeniaPublic Radio of Armenia
Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan 120 timesAPA
EU, Armenia Praise Ongoing Efforts on New AccordAsbarez Armenian News
Daily Sabah -AzerNews -OC Media (blog)
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Armenia Condemns Manchester Terrorist Attack - Armenian Weekly

Armenian Weekly

Armenia Condemns Manchester Terrorist Attack
Armenian Weekly
YEREVAN (A.W.)— On May 23, Armenia joined a series of countries condemning the terrorist attack in the United Kingdom, which claimed the lives of 22 people and injured over 50. A suicide bomber killed the 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in ...
Armenia expects to sign agreement with EU at Brussels summit – Edward NalbandianPublic Radio of Armenia
EU and Armenia set to sign the new agreement in NovemberMediamax.am
Armenia expects to continue fruitful cooperation with EU – NalbandianArmenpress.am
Panorama.am -MilTech
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Russian Glonass Navigation System Delivered to Armenia | Asbarez ... - Asbarez Armenian News

Asbarez Armenian News

Russian Glonass Navigation System Delivered to Armenia | Asbarez ...
Asbarez Armenian News
GLONASS, Russia's version of GPS (Global Positioning System) has been delivered to Armenia, Armenia's Ministry of Transport, Communications and ...
GLONASS navigation system transported to Armenia, waits for ...Panorama.am
Acting Minister Martirosyan hosts Roscosmos State Space ...Armenpress.am

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The Internet Won't Let Armenia Go Away - BillMoyers.com - BillMoyers.com

BillMoyers.com

The Internet Won't Let Armenia Go Away - BillMoyers.com
BillMoyers.com
Controversy over two recent motion pictures sheds light on the Armenian genocide. Turkey is using cyberspace to try to kill the story.
The Internet Won't Let Armenia Go Away | By Michael Winship ...Common Dreams

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Explore an Ancient Cave City in Armenia - Smithsonian

Smithsonian

Explore an Ancient Cave City in Armenia
Smithsonian
Archaeological evidence suggests habitation of the excavated caves goes back over a thousand years, ending only recently, in the 1950s. In the early 1900s, Old Khndzoresk was the largest village in eastern Armenia, housing about 8,300 residents in 1 ...



Armenia and India Build Strategic Relationship - The Jamestown Foundation

The Jamestown Foundation

Armenia and India Build Strategic Relationship
The Jamestown Foundation
With Azerbaijan and Pakistan currently pursuing a strategic partnership (see EDM, September 28, 2016; December 15, 2016), Armenia and India have decided to step up their cooperation across several dimensions. Indeed, the past six months were marked ...
Foreign Affairs MEPs to visit ArmeniaPublic Radio of Armenia
Armenia develops sports tourism: Number of paragliding flight lovers ...Armenpress.am
Armenian President sends letter of condolences to British PM ...Mediamax.am

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Camera Installation Continues on Armenia, Artsakh Border Posts ... - Asbarez Armenian News

Mediamax.am

Camera Installation Continues on Armenia, Artsakh Border Posts ...
Asbarez Armenian News
The installation of cameras on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border and the Artsakh-Azerbaijan border (Line of Contact) continues, where already significant works ...
Russia supplies weapons and ammunition to Armenia on time ...Mediamax.am
Supply of Russian armaments to Armenia is carried out in ...Armenpress.am

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Why a Modern Cosmetics Company Is Mining Armenia's Ancient Manuscripts - Smithsonian

Smithsonian

Why a Modern Cosmetics Company Is Mining Armenia's Ancient Manuscripts
Smithsonian
But in Armenia, there are just some things about the land and the seemingly infinite resources growing on it that everybody—no matter how deeply into cosmopolitanism centers you venture—just knows. Got a stomachache? Drink some tea infused with wild ...



Armenia's Ambassador Hovhannisyan visits US Army War College - Armenpress.am

Armenpress.am

Armenia's Ambassador Hovhannisyan visits US Army War College
Armenpress.am
YEREVAN, MAY 24, ARMENPRESS. Armenia's Ambassador to United States Grigor Hovhannisyan on May 19 visited the US Army War College (USAWC), Armenia's MFA told Armenpress. The Ambassador met with USAWC Major General William Rapp ...