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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FM: Armenia disrupts all attempts to settle Karabakh issue peacefully (PHOTO) - Trend News Agency

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FM: Armenia disrupts all attempts to settle Karabakh issue peacefully (PHOTO)
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Armenia continues to occupy the territories of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven adjacent districts, in flagrant violation of international law and resolutions 822, 853, 874 and 884 adopted in 1993 by the UN Security Council, ...
United Nations News Centre - Armenian Minister, at UN, highlights ...UN News Centre
Armenia Strongly Advocates for Fight Against Impunity for Genocide ...Asbarez Armenian News
Armenia continues to break ceasefire with AzerbaijanAzerNews
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25 amazing things you probably didn't know about Armenia - Telegraph.co.uk

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25 amazing things you probably didn't know about Armenia
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In 1915 the Ottoman government orchestrated the systematic extermination of 1.5 million Armenians, an act known as the Armenian Genocide. Turkey, the successor state of the Ottoman Empire, denies it was genocide, but governments of 28 countries ...



Unique pieces of Armenian art presented in exhibition dedicated to ... - Armenpress.am

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Unique pieces of Armenian art presented in exhibition dedicated to ...
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Within the framework of the European Heritage Days “Episodes of the Armenian Art Heritage” exhibition dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Armenia's ...

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Armenia, Israel to cooperate in scientific, cultural, healthcare and other sectors - Armenpress.am

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Armenia, Israel to cooperate in scientific, cultural, healthcare and other sectors
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YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 24, ARMENPRESS. Armenia and Israel expand cooperation in various sectors, the Public Forum on the Armenian-Israeli cooperation was launched by the initiative of head of Armenia-Israel Parliamentary Friendship Group Artak ...

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EU Ambassador says Armenia's agriculture has bright future ... - Armenpress.am

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EU Ambassador says Armenia's agriculture has bright future ...
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Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Switalski says there are huge potential and prospects for the development of agriculture in Armenia.

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EU Ambassador says Armenia's agriculture has bright future - Armenpress.am

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EU Ambassador says Armenia's agriculture has bright future
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YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 24, ARMENPRESS. Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Switalski says there are huge potential and prospects for the development of agriculture in Armenia. In his speech delivered at the “Annual Festival of ...



Armenia Ballistic Missiles Cause Serious Concern to Turkey - MassisPost

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Armenia Ballistic Missiles Cause Serious Concern to Turkey
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Dünya Bülteni (World Bulletin) news portal of Turkey, in particular, wrote that the Iskander, which is considered one of the world's most effective missile system and which can hit all the way to Sivas (Sebastia, in Armenian) town in central Turkey, is ...
Armenian parade reveals Iskander ballistic missiles | IHS Jane's 360IHS Jane's 360
News.Az - Iskander in Armenia's hands – threat to region's securityNews.Az

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15 Reasons Armenia Should be Your Next Vacation Spot (PHOTOS ... - The Weather Channel

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15 Reasons Armenia Should be Your Next Vacation Spot (PHOTOS ...
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The country's natural beauty and the locals' generous hospitality are just two of many reasons why you should hop, skip, or jump to Armenia, stat!

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Armenian, Syrian Foreign Ministers Discuss Situation in War-Torn Country - Sputnik International

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Armenian, Syrian Foreign Ministers Discuss Situation in War-Torn Country
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Foreign Ministry said that Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian has held a meeting with Syrian counterpart Walid Muallem on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York and discussed the prospects of settling the war in the crisis-ridden ...
Armenian acting FM meets Syrian FMArmenpress.am
Armenian, Syrian Foreign Ministers talk Middle East crisis in NYCPanARMENIAN.Net

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Armenia´s Government Make-Over | IWPR - Institute for War and Peace Reporting

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Armenia´s Government Make-Over | IWPR
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Armenia's newly appointed prime minister Karen Karapetyan has been described as a “a symbol of change” by President Serzh Sargsyan. The former Yerevan ...
Newly appointed Ambassador of Moldova to Armenia delivers copy ...Armenpress.am
President meets scientists on sidelines of Pan-Armenian conference ...PanARMENIAN.Net

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