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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Newly appointed Georgian Ambassador to Armenia delivers credentials to President Sargsyan - Armenpress.am

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Newly appointed Georgian Ambassador to Armenia delivers credentials to President Sargsyan
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YEREVAN, AUGUST 30, ARMENPRESS. Newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Armenia Giorgi Saganelidze delivered his credentials to the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan on August 30, “Armenpress” was ...
New Ambassador of Georgia starts mission in ArmeniaPublic Radio of Armenia
New Georgian Ambassador to Armenia Hands Credentials to SargsyanHetq Online

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Armenia welcomes establishment of Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Central Asia – Legislator - Armenpress.am

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Armenia welcomes establishment of Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Central Asia – Legislator
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YEREVAN, AUGUST 29, ARMENPRESS. Chairman of the Armenian National Assembly Standing Committee on Foreign Relations Artak Zakaryan participates in an international conference headlined “Nuclear-Weapon-Free World” in Astana on August 29-30 ...

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2016 ANCA Leo Sarkisian Interns Reflect on Summer of Armenian Advocacy and Career Advancement - Armenian Weekly

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2016 ANCA Leo Sarkisian Interns Reflect on Summer of Armenian Advocacy and Career Advancement
Armenian Weekly
WASHINGTON—The 2016 Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) “Leo Sarkisian” summer interns—capping off the 30th session of the ANCA's signature youth leadership training program—returned to their campuses and communities, energized ...



Armenia enforces policy of political imprisonment - AzerNews

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Armenia enforces policy of political imprisonment
AzerNews
Being unable to solve problems constantly emerging in the country, the Armenian government instead opts to arrest people who show their resentment with the current situation. As a result, dozens of people get taken in prisons with false and inadequate ...
200 Armenian schoolchildren trapped in Aleppo: Minister of DiasporaPanARMENIAN.Net

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Armenia continues to break ceasefire with Azerbaijan - Trend News Agency

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Armenia continues to break ceasefire with Azerbaijan
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The Armenian armed forces stationed in the Dovekh village of the Noyemberyan district, Chinari village of the Berd district and on nameless heights of the Krasnoselsk district of Armenia opened fire at the Azerbaijani positions located in the Kemerli ...
Azerbaijani Defense Ministry: Armenia lost 300 soldiers in April clashesAzerNews
Land Mines Are Randomly Hidden All Over The Armenia-Azerbaijan BorderNewsy
Armenia suffers over 300 losses in April clashes, says AzerbaijanNews.Az
APA -vestnik kavkaza -PanARMENIAN.Net
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Azerbaijan issues statement against provocative events to be ... - Trend News Agency

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Azerbaijan issues statement against provocative events to be ...
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Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry has urged the persons invited to the conference to be organized by Armenia under the pretext of “the 25th anniversary of ...

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Russian citizen released from detention in Armenia plans to return home tomorrow - Public Radio of Armenia

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Russian citizen released from detention in Armenia plans to return home tomorrow
Public Radio of Armenia
Russian citizen Sergei Mironov, who was detained in Armenia following a request by the United States and later released, will return to his home country on August 31, his lawyer Karen Nersesyan said Tuesday. On Saturday, Mironov, 33, was detained in ...
Armenia Detains Russian Wanted By U.S. For Illegal Arms Deals ...RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Andrei Yepifantsev: Mironov's detention jeopardizes friendship between Russia and Armeniavestnik kavkaza
Armenia Court Releases Russian Citizen Mironov Detained at US RequestSputnik International
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Land and Culture Organization Completes 20th Project in Armenia - Asbarez Armenian News

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Land and Culture Organization Completes 20th Project in Armenia
Asbarez Armenian News
Present at the consecration ceremonies were Kegham Kevonian, President of UIOTC (Union of Land and Culture International), Haig and Hilda Manjikian and Nazaret Kevonian of LCO-USA, project architect Stepan Nalbandian of LCO/OTC Armenia “Yergeer ...



Armenia detains Russian citizen after US request — RT News - RT

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Armenia detains Russian citizen after US request — RT News
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A Russian computer programmer was detained in the Armenian capital, Yerevan, on Friday for alleged money laundering and illegal transfer of military ...
Russian Detained in Armenia Suspected of Money Laundering ...Sputnik International

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France-based ophthalmologists carry out charity project in Armenia ... - PanARMENIAN.Net

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France-based ophthalmologists carry out charity project in Armenia ...
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First arriving in Armenia in May, the physicians convey secrets of pediatric vision screening to doctors working in rural schools.
Armenian doctors of France provide ophthalmologic services to ...Arka News Agency (press release)

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