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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Armenia threatens Azerbaijan with missiles - The Hill (blog)

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Armenia threatens Azerbaijan with missiles
The Hill (blog)
The president of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan, recently threatened to unleash short-range ballistic missiles (SRBM) against vibrant Azerbaijani cities, such as its capital Baku, thus turning these civilian targets, with millions of residents, into ruins ...
Turkey rejects as baseless reports on opening border with ArmeniaAzerNews
Latvian Minister: “Occupation of Azerbaijani lands by Armenia is a great ...APA

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Russia Encourages More Food Imports from Armenia - Asbarez Armenian News

Asbarez Armenian News

Russia Encourages More Food Imports from Armenia
Asbarez Armenian News
YEREVAN (RFE/RL)—The Russian government has offered to help Armenia increase exports of agricultural products to Russia after its ban on food imports from the West, a senior official in Yerevan revealed on Thursday. Deputy Agriculture Minister Robert ...
Will Russia's Food Sanctions Create an Opportunity for Armenia?EurasiaNet
Zhoghovurd: Armenia's trade turnover declinesPanorama.am
Will Russia's Food Sanctions Create Opportunity For Armenia?Eurasia Review

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Armenia and the EEU: A Social and Economic Assessment - Armenian Weekly

Armenian Weekly

Armenia and the EEU: A Social and Economic Assessment
Armenian Weekly
Of course, Armenia does trade with Russia more than any other country, and bilateral trade between the nations is close to $900 million a year, according to data from the UN. That being said, there is more bilateral trade between Armenia and Mexico ...

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About one dozen Armenian passenger cars and trucks stuck in Upper Lars - Armenpress.am

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About one dozen Armenian passenger cars and trucks stuck in Upper Lars
Armenpress.am
YEREVAN, AUGUST 22, ARMENPRESS. After the landslide on Upper Lars - Kazbegi road the Consulate General of the Republic of Armenia in Rostov urges all to avoid driving on that road. The Advisor to the Consulate General in Rostov Arman Aghajanyan ...



Armenia mulls joining Russia-led trading bloc - Aljazeera.com

Armenia mulls joining Russia-led trading bloc
Aljazeera.com
The government of Armenia is considering joining the Russia-backed trading bloc, the Eurasian Economic Custom Union, leaving many Armenians worried over possible price rices. If it does join the bloc - which currently includes Russia, Kazakhstan, and ...

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Yazidi Activist Calls on Armenia to Help Save Iraq's Yazidis - Asbarez Armenian News

Asbarez Armenian News

Yazidi Activist Calls on Armenia to Help Save Iraq's Yazidis
Asbarez Armenian News
YEREVAN (Mediamax)—On Aug. 3, Islamic State (IS) militants attacked and took over Sinjar, a Kurdish-controlled town historically home to a community of Yazidis. As a result, thousands were killed, thousands more became captives or went missing, and ...

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No Armenian citizens among casualties of Egypt tour bus collision - Armenpress.am

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No Armenian citizens among casualties of Egypt tour bus collision
Armenpress.am
YEREVAN, AUGUST 22, ARMENPRESS. According to the data verified by the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia to Cairo, no Armenian citizens or Armenians have been recorded among the Egypt tour bus collision casualties. The Press Secretary of the ...

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Back from Armenia, Peace Corps volunteer feeling fulfilled but "surreal" - Baltimore Sun

Back from Armenia, Peace Corps volunteer feeling fulfilled but "surreal"
Baltimore Sun
Engel, whose mother still lives in Rodgers Forge and whose father lives in Lutherville, lived in the town of Gavar, population 23,000, about 60 miles from Armenia's capital, Yerevan. Gavar is close to Lake Sevan, the largest lake in the landlocked ...



LOCAL > Turkish group wants to perform Friday prayer in Armenia - Hurriyet Daily News

Hurriyet Daily News

LOCAL > Turkish group wants to perform Friday prayer in Armenia
Hurriyet Daily News
“In Turkey, the Armenian community is practicing their religion in a free and secure way. Why can we not practice our religion on those lands, from whence our ancestors were forced to migrate? We grew up with the stories of those lands and now we want ...



Armenia's Permanent Representative to UN spoke about need for immediate ... - Armenpress.am

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Armenia's Permanent Representative to UN spoke about need for immediate ...
Armenpress.am
As reports “Armenpress”, in reference to the official website of the UN, Ambassador Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, Armenia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN), participated in and addressed at the UN Security Council open debate. In his remarks ...
Armenia's UN rep. talks conflict prevention at Security Council debatePanARMENIAN.Net
Occupation of Azerbaijani lands by Armenia underlined in UN Security CouncilNews.Az
Armenia to provide $100000 aid to Iraqi YazidisPanorama.am
Institute for War and Peace Reporting -Arka News Agency -Asbarez Armenian News
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