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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For Syrian Armenians, exodus evokes flight from genocide a century ago - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

For Syrian Armenians, exodus evokes flight from genocide a century ago
Los Angeles Times
Hundreds of ethnic Armenians from Syria, among the thousands who've fled here to escape the fighting, gathered recently in downtown Yerevan. They came together to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Armenian Central High School in Aleppo, Syria, ...
United Community to Commemorate Armenian Genocide in DC ProgramsThe Armenian Mirror-Spectator
“The State of Armenian Genocide Studies: Problems and Challenges”MassisPost

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Seasoned Diplomat Mnatsakanian Represents Armenia at UN - The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

Seasoned Diplomat Mnatsakanian Represents Armenia at UN
The Armenian Mirror-Spectator
NEW YORK — Armenia's Ambassador to the United Nations Zohrab Mnatsakanian assumed his current position eight months ago, following several assignments in Armenia and Europe. On June 10, 2014, this seasoned diplomat presented his credentials to ...
People of Armenia do not believe in fairness of local justicevestnik kavkaza

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Armenia: Fourth artist of Genealogy known! - Eurovision.tv

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Armenia: Fourth artist of Genealogy known!
Eurovision.tv
Stephanie was born in August 5, 1987 to a Japanese mother, and an Armenian father in Los Angeles, California. Although Stephanie is residing in Japan she has a strong commitment to her Armenian background: Her Armenian grandparents relocated to the ...
Stephanie Topalian is in Armenia and is happy to be participating in ...Armenpress.am

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Taking a leaf from the Armenians' book - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk

Taking a leaf from the Armenians' book
Telegraph.co.uk
There's a little book on my shelf that I can't read. It is in Armenian, and I cannot even make out the attractive curly alphabet. Byron, by all accounts, did rather better, taking lessons in the language, from 1816, at the monastery where my book was ...
Armenia Ready to Receive Assyrian RefugeesAsbarez Armenian News
Armenia's Ambassador to U.S. and Congressman Dold discuss action plan for ...Armenpress.am
Baghdad-Yerevan-Erbil: A Commercial or Political Route?Hetq Online
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Armenia is ready to receive Assyrian refugees, if they reach the border - Armenpress.am

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Armenia is ready to receive Assyrian refugees, if they reach the border
Armenpress.am
YEREVAN, 27 FEBRUARY, ARMENPRESS. The Armenian authorities immediately responded to the call of the Assyrian community to receive the Assyrian refugees having been displaced from their indigenous territories in Syria. In response to the alarm that ...



With you, Armenia - Jerusalem Post Israel News

Jerusalem Post Israel News

With you, Armenia
Jerusalem Post Israel News
“The Centennial of the Armenian Genocide will be noted by remarkable concerts all over the world,” he says. “Two dozen renowned musicians will give memorial concerts in the world's most prestigious concert halls through a series of concerts under the ...
Armenian Creators And Entrepreneurs Visit USC For Innovate ArmeniaNeon Tommy
'Digging into the Future – Armenia' to Premiere on PBSAsbarez Armenian News

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Armenia's Economic Growth Slows Amid Russian Slump - The Moscow Times

Armenia's Economic Growth Slows Amid Russian Slump
The Moscow Times
YEREVAN — Armenia's gross domestic product (GDP) growth slowed to 3.4 percent in 2014 from 3.5 percent in 2013, and was down from an initially projected 5.2 percent, the National Statistics Service said Friday. In nominal terms GDP reached 4.526 ...



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How to Listen
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The political standoff between Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian and his most serious political rival, the leader of the opposition party Bargavach Hayastan (Prosperous Armenia, BHK) Gagik Tsarukian, has ended with the latter backing away from his ...
Prosperous Armenia Party Boycotts Parliament SessionMassisPost
PAP faction boycotting parliamentary session in ArmeniaArka News Agency
'Prosperous Armenia' decides to boycott parliamentary sessionvestnik kavkaza

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Twist in ditched baby saga - NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.au

Twist in ditched baby saga
NEWS.com.au
Now Armenian Ruzan Badalyan reportedly wants little Leo back — after more than $US501,000 ($641,000) was donated to help him. Stuff.co.nz reports Ms Badalyan has reconciled with her Kiwi husband, Samuel Forrest, and wants to move with him to New ...
Baby Leo's mother 'back together' with his fatherNew Zealand Herald
Leo's parents to give it a goTaranaki Daily News

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Letter: Pressure Armenia to free hostages - Fayetteville Observer

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Letter: Pressure Armenia to free hostages
Fayetteville Observer
Congress and the administration should immediately stop all U.S. aid allocation to Armenia (some $20 million in U.S. foreign assistance is being allocated in fiscal year 2016). Instead of requesting Armenia to free civilian hostages, the U.S. is in ...
Rep. of Azerbaijan marks 23rd anniversary of Khojaly massacreMehr News
Armed forces' strengthening is one of Azerbaijan's priorities – Minister (PHOTO)Trend News Agency

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