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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Calls for Ireland to recognise Armenian 'genocide' - RTE.ie

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Calls for Ireland to recognise Armenian 'genocide'
RTE.ie
Armenia has called on Ireland to recognise as "genocide" the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians during World War 1 by then Turkish forces. The call was made by the Armenian Consul to Ireland at a service of remembrance in Dublin today. The service was ...
Why Armenia Genocide recognition remains a tough sellLos Angeles Times
Why reddit decided to put Armenia front and center on FridayWashington Post (blog)
Armenia Holds Emotional Ceremonies To Mark 100th Anniversary Of GenocideHuffington Post
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Armenia Seeks New Deal With EU - Institute for War and Peace Reporting

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Armenia Seeks New Deal With EU
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The European Union and Armenia are getting closer to signing a new cooperation agreement, indicating that Yerevan's membership of a Moscow-led trade bloc may not be an insurmountable obstacle to closer ties. Plans for an Association Agreement in ...
Armenia proud of privileged relationship with France - presidentArka News Agency

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New film chronicles an LA-based Armenian rapper's return to his homeland - 89.3 KPCC

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New film chronicles an LA-based Armenian rapper's return to his homeland
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Today marks 100 years since the beginning of the Armenian genocide, where more than a million people died in mass killings in the Ottoman Empire, which gave rise to modern day Turkey. But all these years later, the impact of the massacre can be found ...



Armenia Could Reap Rewards From Iran Agreement - Institute for War and Peace Reporting

Armenia Could Reap Rewards From Iran Agreement
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The prospect of an end to international sanctions on Iran is good news for Armenia, according to analysts, who predict a boost for their country's economy. The framework agreement reached by Iran and six international powers in Lausanne on April 2 ...
Russia Says Iranian Soldier Flees To Armenia Over Religious DiscriminationRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Obama again avoids the term 'genocide' with Armenia - USA TODAY

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Obama again avoids the term 'genocide' with Armenia
USA TODAY
President Obama will again avoid describing the 1915 massacre of Armenians as "genocide," drawing more criticism from those who note he pledged to do so during his 2008 campaign. Turkey, a key NATO ally, objects to use of the term genocide. "President ...
A small country but a big nation: how genocide shaped the Armenia of todayThe Guardian
Photographing Armenian Lives Around the WorldHere And Now
Barack Obama will not label 1915 massacre of Armenians a genocideThe Guardian
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Azerbaijan-Armenia violence escalates, putting pipelines at risk - Bellingham Herald

Azerbaijan-Armenia violence escalates, putting pipelines at risk
Bellingham Herald
Hostilities between Azerbaijan and Armenia are mounting 21 years after a cease-fire froze a conflict that flared in the dying days of the Soviet Union. During the relative calm, companies including BP poured billions of dollars into producing oil and ...

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Overcoming Armenia's Psychological Scars - CounterPunch

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Overcoming Armenia's Psychological Scars
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The result of these events is Armenians hatred for the Turks, a century after the devastating events of 1915 which Armenians consider genocide. During a trip to Armenia I was once again reminded of man's inhumanity to man. I also found myself face-to ...
Armenian Genocide issue raised at London Book FairArmenpress.am
“#TurkeyFailed because I live in Armenia, and so should you”Hetq Online
What happened in Armenia a century ago was truly shamefulTimes of Oman
Arka News Agency -Public Radio of Armenia -Haaretz
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Remembering the Armenian Genocide - New York Times

New York Times

Remembering the Armenian Genocide
New York Times
Armenian was her first language. Her father, Haroutoun Sanossian, lost most of his family in the massacre, and she told me she hated hearing him talk about it. He would get so angry. My mother and grandmother raised me, but I'm only half-Armenian.



Ronda Rousey Visits Armenia, Hopes To Call Attention To Tragedy - ESPN

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Ronda Rousey Visits Armenia, Hopes To Call Attention To Tragedy
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Ronda Rousey is in Armenia this week hoping to call attention to the 100th anniversary of what historians refer to as the Armenian genocide. While the U.S. government does not recognize the 1915 mass killing in the European nation by the then-Ottoman ...

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Kim Kardashian Cant Fix Armenias Bleak Future - Daily Beast

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Kim Kardashian Cant Fix Armenias Bleak Future
Daily Beast
SEVABERD, Armenia — Just a couple of decades ago this Armenian village on a snowy mountaintop 34 kilometers away from the capital had 361 residents working mostly at a state farm. Since then almost all the young people have abandoned their homes.