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 - CIA World Fact Book
Armenia - BBC
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Armenian PM Attends Launch of Mining Farm Claiming to Be One of ... - Cointelegraph

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Armenian PM Attends Launch of Mining Farm Claiming to Be One of ...
Cointelegraph
Armenia's PM attended the opening ceremony of a controversial crypto mining farm touting itself as one of the “world's largest.”
Multi Group to open 4 enterprises in Armenia - Arka.amArka News Agency (press release)

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Population of Armenia continues to decline - AzerNews

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Population of Armenia continues to decline
AzerNews
By Abdul Kerimkhanov. Armenia, experiencing a deep demographic crisis, cannot put an end to this terrifying trend. Despite governmental efforts, depopulation in Armenia remains one of the most serious problems. With high level of poverty and ...
OPINION: Is There Hope For Lasting Peace In Nagorno-Karabakh?The Daily Caller
Nagorno-Karabakh problem: most dangerous conflict in post-Soviet spaceTrend News Agency
Those closest to Nagorno-Karabakh conflict 'most supportive of peace'OC Media

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Why the West Should Care About the Turmoil in Armenia - The National Interest Online (blog)

The National Interest Online (blog)

Why the West Should Care About the Turmoil in Armenia
The National Interest Online (blog)
Armenia is in a political meltdown. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, who was swept into power in May, declared early elections and resigned on October 16. He will, however, continue on as acting prime minister, which essentially means that he will not ...
Armenia's second president wants to form a new partyInformation-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

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Business Armenia has supported exports exceeding 5. 9 billion AMD in 2018 - Public Radio of Armenia

Public Radio of Armenia

Business Armenia has supported exports exceeding 5. 9 billion AMD in 2018
Public Radio of Armenia
Business Armenia has supported exports exceeding 5. 9 billion AMD during January-September 2018. The figure exceeds the 5.7 billion AMD recorded during the 12 months of 2017. Business Armenia supported foreign investments of over $17,395,000.
Dollar drop stops in ArmeniaInformation-Analytic Agency NEWS.am
Banks in Armenia account for two-digit lending growthArmBanks

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Armenia's acting PM explains meaning of oligarchy, claims there is no such thing in Armenia anymore - Aysor

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Armenia's acting PM explains meaning of oligarchy, claims there is no such thing in Armenia anymore
Aysor
For so many years the word “oligarchy” was the most popular word in Armenia. What does oligarchy mean? Oligarchy means a small group of people having control of a country or organization. By saying there is no oligarchy, I say there is no control of ...
Nikol Pashinyan highlights elimination of drug transit route through Armenia's Syunik ProvinceInformation-Analytic Agency NEWS.am
Armenia's acting Prime Minister to visit LebanonPublic Radio of Armenia
Armenia's Teflon presidentEurasiaNet
The Armenian Mirror-Spectator -Cryptonews (press release)
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Armenia, Korea agree to promote and protect investments - Public Radio of Armenia

Public Radio of Armenia

Armenia, Korea agree to promote and protect investments
Public Radio of Armenia
Armenia and Korea have signed an Agreement for Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments. The document was signed by Armenia's acting Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Korea's Ambassador to Armenia Woo Yoon-keun. The parties ...
Armenia's acting FM, Korean ambassador sign Investment Promotion and Mutual Protection Agreement between the ...Aysor

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Armenia's acting PM receives Izmirlian Foundation VP - Mediamax.am

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Armenia's acting PM receives Izmirlian Foundation VP
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Nikol Pashinyan received today Vice President of Izmirlian Foundation Greg Jerejian. The acting PM highly appreciated the programs, implemented by the foundation in Armenia, stressing their impact on tackling current issues and developing various sectors.

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Venice Commission: Proposed amendments to Armenia's “Electoral Code “mostly positive” - Public Radio of Armenia

Public Radio of Armenia

Venice Commission: Proposed amendments to Armenia's “Electoral Code “mostly positive”
Public Radio of Armenia
The proposed amendments pursue legitimate aims and seem mostly positive, President of the Venice Commission Gianni Buquicchio said following talks with the First Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia at the 116th session of the Venice Commission.
Changes to Armenia's Electoral Code discussed at the Venice CommissionInformation-Analytic Agency NEWS.am
Venice Commission “Proposed Electoral Codes Amendments Mostly Positive”MassisPost

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Armenia's Pashinian Resigns To Force New Elections - RFE/RL - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Armenia's Pashinian Resigns To Force New Elections - RFE/RL
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
YEREVAN -- Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian says he is resigning from his post in order to dissolve parliament and force early elections. Pashinian ...
Armenian premier steps down, maneuvering for early electionThe News Tribune

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Armenia's Post-Revolution Party Is Over - Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy

Armenia's Post-Revolution Party Is Over
Foreign Policy
YEREVAN, Armenia—Agents from Armenia's National Security Service raiding a property outside the town of Etchmiadzin on June 16 were astonished by what they discovered. Alongside rifles and a vintage car collection was canned food earmarked for ...
Armenia PM Nikol Pashinyan resigns in order to hold early voteAljazeera.com
Armenia's PM resigns, calls for snap electionFinancial Times
Armenian PM resigns to clear way for snap electionReuters
TASS -The Jamestown Foundation
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