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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GÜLEN LINKED TO ARMENIAN GENOCIDE BILL - Daily Sabah

GÜLEN LINKED TO ARMENIAN GENOCIDE BILL
Daily Sabah
The "genocide issue" is one of the red lines that Turkey has, for normalizing ties with Armenia. For decades, Turkey has adopted a state policy of denying the genocide and attributing the mass deaths of Armenians during their forced deportation in ...



April 14, 2014 in Armenia // LCO Continues Historical Renovations in Armenia - Armenian Weekly

Armenian Weekly

April 14, 2014 in Armenia // LCO Continues Historical Renovations in Armenia
Armenian Weekly
PASADENA, Calif.—From March 14-16, chapters of the Land and Culture Organization (LCO)/Union International de Organisation Terre et Culture (UIOTC) from France, the United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, and Armenia took part in the annual ...



Seeking to be Armenian - Asbarez Armenian News

Asbarez Armenian News

Seeking to be Armenian
Asbarez Armenian News
An initiative introduced by the Armenian government to stop the reduction in numbers of its citizenry was the law of dual citizenship. The law which came into effect in 2008 ensured that while large numbers of Armenians continued to leave the country ...



Baskin-Robbins Opens First Shop in Armenia - Asbarez Armenian News

Asbarez Armenian News

Baskin-Robbins Opens First Shop in Armenia
Asbarez Armenian News
YEREVAN (Arka)—Baskin-Robbins, the world's largest chain of ice cream shops, has opened its first store in Armenia at Yerevan Mall, the company said in a press release. The company is known for its “31 flavors” slogan, with the idea that a customer ...



April 15, 2014 in Featured // The Quest for Aurora: On 'Ravished Armenia' and ... - Armenian Weekly

Armenian Weekly

April 15, 2014 in Featured // The Quest for Aurora: On 'Ravished Armenia' and ...
Armenian Weekly
Four score and 15 years ago, “Ravished Armenia” (or “Auction of Souls”), the silent movie where Aurora Mardiganian (1901-94) played her own story of survival of the Medz Yeghern (Great Crime), came onto the silver screen as the earliest example of a ...

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No economic breakthrough under Armenia's new government: expert - AzerNews

AzerNews

No economic breakthrough under Armenia's new government: expert
AzerNews
Azerbaijani expert in Economy Oqtay Haqverdiyev says Armenia lacks necessary resources to achieve economic breakthrough under the new government. "There is no basis for the Armenia's economic development. Regardless of changes to the ...
So Much for the Promised ChangeAsbarez Armenian News
Armenia's speaker approved as prime ministerITAR-TASS
Armenian president names speaker as new prime ministerReuters
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Armenia likely to sign agreement on Customs Union entry in late April, says ... - ArmeniaNow.com

Armenia likely to sign agreement on Customs Union entry in late April, says ...
ArmeniaNow.com
“Haykakan Zhamanak” reports that on April 29 Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan is scheduled to attend the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in the Belarus capital of Minsk. It suggests that in all likelihood the agreement will be signed ...



Panel on Western Armenia Held in Watertown - Armenian Weekly

Armenian Weekly

Panel on Western Armenia Held in Watertown
Armenian Weekly
WATERTOWN, Mass.—On April 3, a panel discussion titled “Western Armenia: Our Lands, Our Rights” took place at the Armenian Cultural and Educational Center (ACEC) in Watertown. The event, which was hosted by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation ...
Hayastan All-Armenian Fund's first financial assistance transferred to Kessab ...Panorama.am

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Government will compensate AMD 115.7 millionto "Gazprom Armenia" for needy ... - Armenpress.am

Government will compensate AMD 115.7 millionto "Gazprom Armenia" for needy ...
Armenpress.am
YEREVAN, APRIL 15, ARMENPRESS. For the period ofApril 1 toJuly 6, 2013, the Government of Armenia will compensate AMD 115.7 million to "Gazprom Armenia" company in the frames of the program of subsidization of gas used by the needy families.

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Armenian Genocide commemoration at the Pasadena City Hall - Public Radio of Armenia

Public Radio of Armenia

Armenian Genocide commemoration at the Pasadena City Hall
Public Radio of Armenia
The annual event is organized by the Armenian Community Coalition of Pasadena, in conjunction with the City of Pasadena, and the participation of Community Armenian organizations, churches and local private and public schools student. The program will ...

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