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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A Woodcarver From Armenia Brings Ancient Traditions Into The 21st ... - NPR

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A Woodcarver From Armenia Brings Ancient Traditions Into The 21st ...
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For Vahagn Amiryan, the act of carving wood is a way to bring the country's ancient traditions into the modern era.
The Heart And Soul Of Armenia Lives In A Slab Of WoodKCUR

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Raising a Glass to Armenia's Elaborate Toasting Tradition | Travel ... - Smithsonian

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Raising a Glass to Armenia's Elaborate Toasting Tradition | Travel ...
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In the backyard of the world's oldest-known winery, a cherished national tradition evolved.
On 'Good' News and the State of Diasporan JournalismArmenian Weekly

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Armenian PM urges NATO to send message to Azerbaijan ... - euronews

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Armenian PM urges NATO to send message to Azerbaijan ...
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Armenian prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan, has called on NATO to send a message to neighbouring Azerbaijan that the international community will not accept ...
Armenian Government, Hoping to Set Example, Switches to Locally-Made GoodsArmenian Weekly
Pashinyan and Mogherini Meet in Brussels; Stress Importance of Expanding Armenia-EU RelationsHetq Online
Armenia PM: Azerbaijan becomes more aggressive after Armenia revolutionInformation-Analytic Agency NEWS.am
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Armenia's “Tree of Life” Tradition Took Root Thousands of Years Ago, and Has Only Grown Since - Smithsonian

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Armenia's “Tree of Life” Tradition Took Root Thousands of Years Ago, and Has Only Grown Since
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Armenia's engagement with the tree of life motif runs especially deep, dating back to unrecorded time prior to the dawn of Christianity. As Armenian symbolic anthropologist Levon Abrahamian explains, sigils on ancient figurines illustrate that people ...



The provocation of the reconnaissance-sabotage group of Armenia was suppressed on the state border (PHOTO) - AzerNews

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The provocation of the reconnaissance-sabotage group of Armenia was suppressed on the state border (PHOTO)
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As Trend reported citing Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan, on July 15 in the morning, the reconnaissance-sabotage group of Armenia attempted to cross the line of contact of the troops in the direction of the Gazakh region of the Azerbaijani-Armenian ...
Provocation of reconnaissance-sabotage group of Armenia suppressed on Azerbaijan's state bordervestnik kavkaza
Azerbaijan takes Armenian soldier prisoner during clashwww.worldbulletin.net

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Armenia's old regime fights legal onslaught - EurasiaNet

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Armenia's old regime fights legal onslaught
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The government of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan is undertaking a wide-ranging legal assault against members of the administration he toppled, with a number of high profile arrests in recent weeks. Members of the old guard, meanwhile, have ...

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Armenian Ex-President's Nephew Charged With Attempted Murder - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Armenian Ex-President's Nephew Charged With Attempted Murder
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YEREVAN -- Former Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian's nephew has been charged with attempted murder in a case that was closed more than a decade ago, an Armenian law enforcement agency said on July 11. In 2007, Yerevan resident Davit Simonian ...



Intellectual property may be pledged in Armenia - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

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Intellectual property may be pledged in Armenia
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The intellectual property of the scientists may be pledged in the bank in Armenia, Noyan Tapan Fund director on the development of science and innovative technologies Tigran Harutyunyan told Armenian News- NEWS.am. According to him, it would help ...

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Armenia begins reconnecting with its diaspora, starting in Glendale - Los Angeles Times

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Armenia begins reconnecting with its diaspora, starting in Glendale
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The Armenian minister of culture, Lilit Makunts, visited Glendale Friday evening to share her vision for the future of Armenia's entertainment industry and answer questions about the recent revolution that led to a peaceful transition of power after a ...
Armenia's Creative Revolution Comes to GlendaleAsbarez Armenian News

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EU HR Mogherini meets Prime Minister of Armenia - EU News

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EU HR Mogherini meets Prime Minister of Armenia
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Federica MOGHERINI, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, meets Nikol PASHINYAN, Prime Minister of Armenia, on 11 July 2018, in Brussels. Video details. Duration: 00:01:00; Shoot date: 11/07/2018; Reference: 120012.