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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Armenia threatens Azerbaijan with Short-Range Ballistic Missiles - International Policy Digest

International Policy Digest

Armenia threatens Azerbaijan with Short-Range Ballistic Missiles
International Policy Digest
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan has threatened recently to unleash short-range ballistic missiles (SRBM) against Azerbaijani cities, particularly its capital Baku, endangering millions. Mr. Sargsyan and his Armenian army previously attacked the ...
New Season: Geopolitically “hot August” sets stage for eventful autumn in ArmeniaArmeniaNow.com
Armenia's President issues message on Knowledge DayArmenpress.am
Let pupils and students lay the groundwork for future of Armenia: President ...Arka News Agency

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Medvedev's Armenia visit cancelled - Panorama.am

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Medvedev's Armenia visit cancelled
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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's visit to Armenia will not take place, Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan has said in response to a question from Yerkir.am. Hovik Abrahamyan stated recently that according to a preliminary agreement, the ...
Russian president orders to sign treaty of Armenia's accession to Eurasian ...Trend.az
Medvedev's visit to Armenia canceledArmenpress.am
Putin okays signing EEU agreement with ArmeniaArka News Agency
vestnik kavkaza -PanARMENIAN.Net
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Conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia is not of religious (PHOTO) - Trend.az

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Conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia is not of religious (PHOTO)
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Representatives of different religions and nationalities live in peace in Azerbaijan. The conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia is not of a religious nature, it is the result of an aggressive policy of Armenia, the chairman of the Azerbaijani State ...
Mubariz Gurbanli: Armenia occupied Azerbaijani lands, this conflict is not ...APA

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Armenia and Karabakh Presidents visit Stepanakert's "Silk plant" Co Ltd - Armenpress.am

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Armenia and Karabakh Presidents visit Stepanakert's "Silk plant" Co Ltd
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STEPANAKERT, SEPTEMBER 1, ARMENPRESS. On 1st September Presidents of the Artsakh Republic and the Republic of Armenia Bako Sahakyan and Serzh Sargsyan visited the Stepanakert "Silk plant" Co Ltd and got acquainted with the enterprise's ...
Presidents of Armenia and NKR visit Silk Plant in StepanakertPanorama.am
Presidents of Armenia, Artsakh visit sewing plant in StepanakertPublic Radio of Armenia
Presidents of Armenia and Karabakh visit Silk PlantAysor
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Erdogan Formally Invited to Armenia for Genocide Centennial - Asbarez Armenian News

Asbarez Armenian News

Erdogan Formally Invited to Armenia for Genocide Centennial
Asbarez Armenian News
YEREVAN (RFE/RL)—Turkey's new President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was formally invited to visit Armenia next April and commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, after being sworn in as president. Armenian Foreign Minister Edward ...
Armenia Invites Turkey's Erdogan to Attend Genocide Commemoration ...RIA Novosti
Armenia's FM conveys Serzh Sargsyan's invitation to visit Armenia on April 24 ...Armenpress.am
Armenian FM to visit Turkey for the first timewww.worldbulletin.net
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Prosperous Armenia delegation to travel to China - Panorama.am

Prosperous Armenia delegation to travel to China
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A delegation of the Prosperous Armenia Party led by Gagik Tsarukyan will visit China on September 2-6 at the invitation of the Communist Party of China, the press office of Prosperous Armenia leader Gagik Tsarukyan reports. The delegation includes MPs ...



Sports: Youth athletes win Olympic medals for Armenia; chessmen suffer setback - ArmeniaNow.com

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Sports: Youth athletes win Olympic medals for Armenia; chessmen suffer setback
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Armenian athletes won seven medals, including two gold ones, at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics that ended in Nanjing, China, on August 28. Enlarge Photo. Hakob Mkrtchyan and Simon Martirosyan won gold medals in weightlifting competitions, while ...

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Armenia threatens Azerbaijan with missiles - The Hill (blog)

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Armenia threatens Azerbaijan with missiles
The Hill (blog)
The president of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan, recently threatened to unleash short-range ballistic missiles (SRBM) against vibrant Azerbaijani cities, such as its capital Baku, thus turning these civilian targets, with millions of residents, into ruins ...
Armenia's Border Villages to Receive Security TrainingAsbarez Armenian News
Turkey rejects as baseless reports on opening border with ArmeniaAzerNews
Armenian side demands return of Karen Petrosyan's body without preconditions ...Armenpress.am
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August 29, 2014 in Armenia // Changing the Face of Philanthropy in Armenia - Armenian Weekly

Armenian Weekly

August 29, 2014 in Armenia // Changing the Face of Philanthropy in Armenia
Armenian Weekly
In Armenia, philanthropy is an area of society familiar to all, but deeply misunderstood by many. Spurred by “the growing cynicism around donating to charitable causes in Armenia,” Patrick Sarkissian, philanthropist and CEO of the innovative, New York ...



Armenian national team off to Latvia - Public Radio of Armenia

Public Radio of Armenia

Armenian national team off to Latvia
Public Radio of Armenia
The Armenian national team left for Latvia this morning, where it will face the Lithuanian national team in a friendly on September 3. The match will take place at “Skonto” Stadium in Riga and will kick off at 21:45 Yerevan time., Press Service of the ...
Soccer: Armenia preparing for Euro-2016 qualification tournamentArmeniaNow.com
Football: Armenian national team arrives in LatviaPanorama.am

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