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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After a Century, Syrian Refugees Return to Armenia - New York Times (blog)

New York Times (blog)

After a Century, Syrian Refugees Return to Armenia
New York Times (blog)
Armenia is a small and largely homogenous country of just three million people, so when thousands of refugees fleeing Syria's conflict began arriving a few years ago, their presence was impossible to ignore. According to Armenian officials, more than ...
Developments in the Middle East on the agenda of Armenian Security Council sittingPublic Radio of Armenia
President Sargsyan convenes National Security Council session ...Armenpress.am
Armenia's National Security Council approves draft concept on management of natural resourcesArka News Agency (press release)
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“The United States and Armenia at Twenty-Five” - Mediamax.am - Mediamax.am

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“The United States and Armenia at Twenty-Five” - Mediamax.am
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Yerevan /Mediamax/. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosted the “The United States and Armenia at Twenty-Five”panel discussion featuring past ...
Armenian Ambassador to US Seeks Trump-Sargsyan Meeting in 2017Sputnik International

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Putin Appoints Official Representative of Joint Russian-Armenian Military Force - Armenian Weekly

Armenian Weekly

Putin Appoints Official Representative of Joint Russian-Armenian Military Force
Armenian Weekly
MOSCOW, Russia (A.W.)—On June 27, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued an order appointing Russian Deputy Defense Minister Nikolai Pankov as the Russian President's official representative to the joint military force with the Armenian Armed Forces.
Armenian Government Must Choose Between Energy Diversification and Loyalty to RussiaThe Jamestown Foundation
TASS: Russian Politics & Diplomacy - Putin submits agreement with ...TASS
Longing is behind my every book - PanARMENIAN.NetPanARMENIAN.Net
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Armenia Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Air Force - Asbarez Armenian News

Asbarez Armenian News

Armenia Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Air Force
Asbarez Armenian News
YEREVAN—An impressive air show and military parade were held on Monday at Erebuni Airport to mark the 25th anniversary of Armenia's Air Force, which showcased the country's aviation capabilities at the show featuring combat aircraft, helicopters and ...
Armenia celebrates 25th anniversary of Air Force – Photos | Public ...Public Radio of Armenia

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Armenia breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan 146 times - APA

APA

Armenia breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan 146 times
APA
The positions of Azerbaijan's Armed Forces were also fired from positions of Armenian military units located near the occupied Goyarkh, Chilaburt villages of Terter region, Shikhlar, Bash Garvand, Javahirli, Garagashli, Yusifjanli, Marzili villages of ...
Another ceasefire violation from ArmeniaTrend News Agency
Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry: Armenian armed units violated ceasefire 146 timesAZERTAC News

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Unseen Armenia: Explorations around Sisian - Asbarez Armenian News

Asbarez Armenian News

Unseen Armenia: Explorations around Sisian
Asbarez Armenian News
He had been in that village 30-35 years ago working on the preservation of Armenia's historical and cultural monuments. She recalled that he and his group came to Tanzatap to buy bread and food. “We always welcomed you, we were glad to see you,” she ...



Turkey building a new wall across Armenia border - Panorama.am - Panorama.am

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Turkey building a new wall across Armenia border - Panorama.am
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Turkey is installing an “Integrated Border Security System” on the Iran and Armenia borders. The system is comprised of prefabricated walls, watch towers on the ...
Turkey to build walls on Armenia, Iran borders | Public Radio of ...Public Radio of Armenia
Turkey wants to build wall along its border with Armenia ...Armenpress.am

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Armenia continues violating ceasefire with Azerbaijan - APA

APA

Armenia continues violating ceasefire with Azerbaijan
APA
The Azerbaijani army positions in Kamarli, Qaymagli villages and on nameless heights of Gazakh district underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located in Dovekh village and on nameless heights of Noyemberyan district, as well as Paravakar ...
Armenia continues to shell Azerbaijani positionsAzerNews

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Ara Babloyan Meets with Head of Korean Parliament - National Assembly of RA

National Assembly of RA

Ara Babloyan Meets with Head of Korean Parliament
National Assembly of RA
On June 27, the RA NA Speaker Ara Babloyan met with the Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea Chung Sye-kyun in Seoul. In his word the RA NA Speaker noted: “The Republic of Korea is one of the important counterparts of Armenia in ...



Central Bank of Armenia: exchange rates and prices of precious metals - 27-06-17 - Armenpress.am

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Central Bank of Armenia: exchange rates and prices of precious metals - 27-06-17
Armenpress.am
YEREVAN, 27 JUNE, ARMENPRESS. The Central Bank of Armenia informs “Armenpress” that today, 27 June, USD exchange rate up by 0.04 drams to 480.49 drams. EUR exchange rate up by 3.69 drams to 540.74 drams. Russian Ruble exchange rate up by ...

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