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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Armenia's membership in EEU will pose no threat to its political independence ... - ITAR-TASS

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Armenia's membership in EEU will pose no threat to its political independence ...
ITAR-TASS
YEREVAN, September 21. /ITAR-TASS/. Armenia's forthcoming membership in the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) poses no threat to its political independence, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said on Sunday at an official reception on the occasion of ...
Eurasian Vistas: Economic, security reasons cited for Armenia's integration ...ArmeniaNow.com
Navasardyan: Armenia prepared to sign EaEU accession treaty in its current formPanorama.am
Armenia's independence is holy and out of discussion: Armenia's PresidentArmenpress.am
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On the Occasion of the Republic of Armenia's National Day - US Department of State (press release)

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On the Occasion of the Republic of Armenia's National Day
US Department of State (press release)
The deep bonds between the United States and Armenia are strong. We will continue to strengthen our partnership with Armenia in various dimensions including security cooperation, economic and democratic development, and expanding people-to-people ...
John Kerry addresses congratulatory message to ArmeniaArmenpress.am
RA NA President Meets with the Participants of the Armenia-Diaspora ConferenceNational Assembly of RA

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September 21, 2014 in Featured // ISIS Destroys Armenian Genocide Memorial ... - Armenian Weekly

Armenian Weekly

September 21, 2014 in Featured // ISIS Destroys Armenian Genocide Memorial ...
Armenian Weekly
The reports surfaced as Armenia was celebrating the 23rd anniversary of its independence on Sept. 21. Armenia's Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian issued a statement condemning the destruction of the church, which housed the remains of victims of the ...
Armenia condemns the destruction of the Saint Martyrs Church in Deir el-ZorPublic Radio of Armenia
Explosion of Armenian Church of Deir ez-Zor reveals vandalism of “Islamic ...Armenpress.am
Yerevan condemns destruction of Armenian church by ISISArmeniaNow.com
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Kuwait 'Ready' to Finance Syrian District in Armenia - Asbarez Armenian News

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Kuwait 'Ready' to Finance Syrian District in Armenia
Asbarez Armenian News
YEREVAN—The government of Kuwait on Thursday reportedly expressed readiness to finance the construction of a special residential district for ethnic Armenians from Syria who have taken refuge in Armenia. The Armenian government's press office quoted ...
Meeting with the Members of the RA NA Armenia-Kuwait Friendship GroupNational Assembly of RA
Armenian immigration min. appreciates Kuwaiti help during Syrian crisisKuwait News Agency
September 19, 2014 in News // Hachikian: A 2015 Pivot toward Truth, Justice ...Armenian Weekly
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President Sargsyan says Eurasian Union memberships no threat to Armenia's ... - ArmeniaNow.com

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President Sargsyan says Eurasian Union memberships no threat to Armenia's ...
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“This decision… is conditioned by new possibilities of Armenia's economic development and, why not, by the existing regional security system. We have to be honest. Nobody is a prophet and we can't predict what result we will achieve in 10 or 20 years ...



Armenia and Azerbaijan, Engaged in a War of Words - New York Times

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Armenia and Azerbaijan, Engaged in a War of Words
New York Times
Brenda Shaffer is right to call for a more active United States engagement in resolving the protracted Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict. Yet she doesn't clearly identify the real aggressor in this situation, which is Armenia. Armenia doesn't just “control ...
NYT discloses Azerbaijan's and Armenia's reaction to Israeli analystCihan News Agency
U.S. co-chair of OSCE MG arrives in ArmeniaTrend.az
Armenian soldier killed in Azeri shootingPublic Radio of Armenia
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Turkish EU Minister calls for new era in relations with Armenia - Daily Sabah

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Turkish EU Minister calls for new era in relations with Armenia
Daily Sabah
While paying a visit to Lisbon, Turkish EU Minister and Chief Negotiator Volkan Bozkir touched upon normalizing ties between Turkey and Armenia in regard to the mood of optimism witnessed in the last few months. Underscoring the significance of ...
Turkish Minister urges Armenia to boost ties, “avoid mention of past”PanARMENIAN.Net

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Armenia in the list of successful countries - Public Radio of Armenia

Armenia in the list of successful countries
Public Radio of Armenia
What has Armenia gained during the 23 years of its independence? According to some international standards in the condition of geopolitical situations existing in 177 countries, our country, is in some respect, at an advantageous position in the in the ...



Invincible Armenian Army defends borders of our homeland: Armenia's President - Armenpress.am

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Invincible Armenian Army defends borders of our homeland: Armenia's President
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As reports “Armenpress”, the President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan stated this at the course of the 5th Armenia-Diaspora conference. Also, the President noted: “The war is not over yet. It was finalized by the ceasefire, which recorded ...



Armenia in global publicity drive - BBC News

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Armenia in global publicity drive
BBC News
Where in the world is Armenia? It's a question that the country's President, Serzh Sargsyan, is hoping to get more people around the globe to answer correctly. He wants to mobilise the 10 million Armenians living abroad for a global internet publicity ...
BBC publishes article on ArmeniaArmenpress.am
Armenia frightened by West-Russia relations escalationAzerNews
Armenia in global publicity drive: BBCPublic Radio of Armenia
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