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 and Georgia to increase trade turnover - Banks.am - Banks.am

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Armenia and Georgia to increase trade turnover - Banks.am
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Prime Minister of Armenia Karen Karapetyan said today that Armenian-Georgian cooperation continues to develop in the atmosphere of mutual trust.
Georgia highlights further deepening of cooperation with Friendly ...Armenpress.am
Agenda.ge - Georgian, Armenian PMs discuss economic cooperationAgenda.ge
Armenian PM says Armenian - Georgian relations entered new stageArka News Agency (press release)

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All-ASA Tri-Color Graduation Cord Sales to Benefit School in Armenia - Asbarez Armenian News

Asbarez Armenian News

All-ASA Tri-Color Graduation Cord Sales to Benefit School in Armenia
Asbarez Armenian News
LOS ANGELES—Last year, after selling over a hundred tri-colored graduation cords to graduating students across the country, the All-ASA raised nearly a thousand dollars for OneArmenia's campaign focusing on building sustainable economies in Armenia ...



Armenia: Children Isolated, Needlessly Separated from Families ... - Human Rights Watch

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Armenia: Children Isolated, Needlessly Separated from Families ...
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(Yerevan) – Thousands of children in Armenia are needlessly separated from their parents and placed in institutions due to disability or poverty, Human Rights ...

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Armenia's New Strategy to Help Those in Pain - Armenian Weekly

Armenian Weekly

Armenia's New Strategy to Help Those in Pain
Armenian Weekly
But Armenia is taking an important step towards ending their suffering, and the government recently adopted a national strategy to introduce palliative care services, which focuses on treating pain and other physical symptoms, and provides psychosocial ...



NATO - News: Progress in the reform of professional military ... - NATO HQ (press release)

NATO HQ (press release)

NATO - News: Progress in the reform of professional military ...
NATO HQ (press release)
The NATO Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP) expert team visited Armenia's Ministry of Defence in February 2017 to bring forward ...

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AMAA Delivers Humanitarian Medical Aid to the Armenian Army - Armenian Weekly

Armenian Weekly

AMAA Delivers Humanitarian Medical Aid to the Armenian Army
Armenian Weekly
PARAMUS, N.J.—The Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA), through the gracious effort of AMAA member Dr. Chris Tashjian, recently donated medical equipment, instruments and beds to the Armenian Ministry of Defense. The official ...



Armenia Disapproves of Azerbaijan's Arms Purchases from Russia - Asbarez Armenian News

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Armenia Disapproves of Azerbaijan's Arms Purchases from Russia
Asbarez Armenian News
YEREVAN (Sputnik) – Armenia disapproves of arms purchases by Azerbaijan from Russia and intends to maintain a “balance of forces” in the region, said Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian. “Of course we cannot like the fact that Azerbaijan buys ...
Yerevan Considers Russian Base 'Very Important Component' of Armenia's SecuritySputnik International
Russian citizens can visit Armenia with internal passports starting from tomorrowPanorama.am
Vigen Sargsyan tells when Armenia might use IskanderMediamax.am
Public Radio of Armenia -Armenpress.am
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Karabakh Has Never Been Part of Azerbaijan says Armenian Diplomat - Asbarez Armenian News

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Karabakh Has Never Been Part of Azerbaijan says Armenian Diplomat
Asbarez Armenian News
ROME, Italy (News.am)—“Nagorno-Karabakh has never been part of independent Azerbaijan, thus two independent and legally equal subjects were formed at the moment of dissolution of the Soviet Union,” Armenia's Ambassador to Italy Victoria ...
The Armenia-Azerbaijan war: A refugee's storyEUobserver
Armenia breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan 51 times in 24 hoursTrend News Agency
Armenia continues to shell Azerbaijani positionsAPA
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Armenia's political powers believe new Electoral Code is hard to understand - Mediamax.am

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Armenia's political powers believe new Electoral Code is hard to understand
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Representatives of the parties and alliences, which will participate in the parliamentary elections in Armenia, believe the new Electoral Code is be difficult to understand for the people, but is a one step forward on the way of improving democracy in ...



Armenia Finance Minister seeks to move on from macro stability - Public Radio of Armenia

Public Radio of Armenia

Armenia Finance Minister seeks to move on from macro stability
Public Radio of Armenia
Armenia has had to contend with currency depreciation, tumbling remittances and the impact of tensions between Russia and Europe. Finance Minister Vardan Aramyan tells Courtney Fingar of the fDi Magazine that now the country has achieved macro ...
Armenia may see 4,5% economic growth in 2018: finance ministerPanARMENIAN.Net
Armenian economy in 2018 may grow by least 4-5% - finance minister saysArka News Agency (press release)
Finance Minister Aramyan won't campaign ahead of electionArmenpress.am

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