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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Germany offers guidance to reconcile Armenia, Turkey - The Daily Star

The Daily Star

Germany offers guidance to reconcile Armenia, Turkey
The Daily Star
YEREVAN: Germany's foreign minister Thursday offered Berlin's experience in postwar reconciliation to Armenia and Turkey to help them forge peace a century after a World War I-era massacre. On a visit to Yerevan, Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Germany's ...

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The New York Times posts article on Armenia - Armenpress.am

Asbarez Armenian News

The New York Times posts article on Armenia
Armenpress.am
YEREVAN, OCTOBER 23, ARMENPRESS: The New York Times has published an inset on Armenia, presenting the country's history, as well as has posted interviews with the Armenian President, Foreign Minister, Ministers of Economy and Agriculture, ...
Acknowledge 'Historical Responsibility,' German Foreign Minister Advises ...Asbarez Armenian News
Germany calls for end to Azerbaijan-Armenia bloodshedYahoo News UK
OSCE MG Co-Chair talks Karabakh settlement, Armenia's EEU accessionPanARMENIAN.Net
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In Armenia, MP Can Mean "Millionaire in Parliament" - EurasiaNet

Armenialiberty.org

In Armenia, MP Can Mean "Millionaire in Parliament"
EurasiaNet
Armenia's parliament is something of a millionaire-hangout, according to local media reports. Nineteen members of the 131-seat assembly have incomes of over $1 million, the reports say, citing the most recent official income declarations. Tamada Tales ...
Tsarukian Signals Caution In Anti-Government CampaignArmenialiberty.org

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Tour De Armenia – New Travel Book about Armenia Now Available - Hetq Online

Hetq Online

Tour De Armenia – New Travel Book about Armenia Now Available
Hetq Online
In the words of Raffi Youredjian, the London based author of Tour De Armenia, the book tells the story of his 1,000-kilometer cycling journey through Armenia and Artsakh looking for adventure, searching for identity, and quite possibly getting married ...

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Armenia will be able to become important link for business communities of EEU ... - Armenpress.am

Armenia will be able to become important link for business communities of EEU ...
Armenpress.am
YEREVAN, OCTOBER 24, ARMENPRESS: Since its independence, Armenia's foreign policy has been balanced between the different systems and interests of the powerful stakeholders of the region, as opposed to drawing divisive lines. President of Armenia ...



Armenia: Shady Import of Lions and Tigers Raises Fears - EurasiaNet

EurasiaNet

Armenia: Shady Import of Lions and Tigers Raises Fears
EurasiaNet
Increasingly, many Armenians can understand that concern. Private zoos with lions, tigers and bears are emerging as a popular hobby for the wealthy and powerful in this tiny, South-Caucasus country, and the government does not seem inclined to intervene.



Armenia is developing according to rules of civilized world: Serzh Sargsyan - Armenpress.am

Armenia is developing according to rules of civilized world: Serzh Sargsyan
Armenpress.am
YEREVAN, OCTOBER 24, ARMENPRESS: Independence itself was a significant event in the history of our nation. Today, Armenians all over the world are provided with an opportunity to build an independent Armenia on part of its historical homeland – a ...



Ecotechnology Company wins Armenia's National Cleanses Business Ideas ... - Arka News Agency

Arka News Agency

Ecotechnology Company wins Armenia's National Cleanses Business Ideas ...
Arka News Agency
YEREVAN, October 24./ARKA/. Ecotechnology Company has won Armenia's National Cleantech Business Ideas Competition, Anahit Simonyan, head of UNIDO programs in Armenia, said on Friday. “Three other prize winners are Solvar Sysytem, MSK and ...



Contemporary American Writers' Tour of Armenia Ends with Public Reading at ... - Hetq Online

Hetq Online

Contemporary American Writers' Tour of Armenia Ends with Public Reading at ...
Hetq Online
Peter Balakian was one of the five contemporary award winning American writers and poets who hosted a public reading at Yerevan's American University of Armenia on October 22 – the culmination of a literary tour of Armenia to introduce Armenians to the ...



Iran and Armenia got common position on regional issues: Iranian MFA - Armenpress.am

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Iran and Armenia got common position on regional issues: Iranian MFA
Armenpress.am
TEHERAN, OCTOBER 24, ARMENPRESS: High level of cooperation exists between Iran and Armenia and on different regional issues the two countries have common position. This was stated by the Spokesperson of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the ...