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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Armenia 115 times breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan in 24 hours - AzerNews

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Armenia 115 times breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan in 24 hours
AzerNews
Over the past 24 hours, Armenia's armed forces have 115 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said Dec. 10.
APA - Armenia violates ceasefire 115 timesAPA
Armenian, Azeri FMs Hold 'Positive' Talks On KarabakhArmenialiberty.org
Armenia will never allow another Genocide, ambassador saysPanARMENIAN.Net
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Armenia Adopts Law against Domestic Violence at Last - Armenian Weekly

Armenian Weekly

Armenia Adopts Law against Domestic Violence at Last
Armenian Weekly
The 12 parliamentarians who voted against the bill, however, were all members of the Tsarukian bloc—a self-described opposition party. Critics of the bill argued that government interference in family affairs would run counter to Armenian traditional ...



Armenia named the Best Foreign MICE Destination 2017 at BBT ... - Armenpress.am

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Armenia named the Best Foreign MICE Destination 2017 at BBT ...
Armenpress.am
YEREVAN, DECEMBER 9, ARMENPRESS. The BBT (Buying Business Travel) Russia & CIS awarding ceremony was held in Moscow on December 7. Armenia presented 'OK Armenia' project at the competition with the assistance of the Armenian Embassy in Russia, the ...

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Armenian, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministers Meet; Armenian MFA Nalbandian Slams Baku at OSCE Meeting - Armenian Weekly

Armenian Weekly

Armenian, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministers Meet; Armenian MFA Nalbandian Slams Baku at OSCE Meeting
Armenian Weekly
During his Vienna visit, Armenian Foreign Minister Nalbandian also participated in the 24th Meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council. After commending the work of the OSCE, Nalbandian candidly detailed some of the organization's shortcomings in his ...
Armenia 155 times breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan in 24 hoursAzerNews
Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan to meet on December 6Mediamax.am
Armenian FM to meet with OSCE MG Co-Chairs and Azerbaijani counterpart in ViennaArmenpress.am

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Ambassador: Goethe Institute will be opened in Armenia in 2 weeks - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am (press release) (blog)

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Ambassador: Goethe Institute will be opened in Armenia in 2 weeks
Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am (press release) (blog)
YEREVAN. – Educational and cultural relations between Germany and Armenia are dynamically developing, German Ambassador to Armenia Matthias Kiesler told Armenian News-NEWS.am correspondent. According to him, in two weeks, the Goethe Institute will be ...

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First trip to Republic of Armenia 'thought-provoking and fulfilling' - Los Angeles Times

First trip to Republic of Armenia 'thought-provoking and fulfilling'
Los Angeles Times
Last month I was fortunate enough to visit the Republic of Armenia, the motherland of more than 100,000 of my constituents. In fact, one of the largest Armenian populations outside of Armenia currently resides in the greater Los Angeles area, making ...

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Vardanyan: holding Aurora Dialogues outside Armenia “very important” - Mediamax.am

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Vardanyan: holding Aurora Dialogues outside Armenia “very important”
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Yerevan /Mediamax/. Co-founder of Aurora Humanitarian Initiative Ruben Vardanyan said that holding Aurora Dialogues outside Armenia for the first time was “very important”. “Holding Aurora Dialogues in Berlin, we wanted to show the world what we are ...



Armenia Debates Shift Away From Nuclear Power - EurasiaNet

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Armenia Debates Shift Away From Nuclear Power
EurasiaNet
Such comments, along with the EU pact, have fed concerns – ginned up by Russia, many believe – that the EU was forcing Armenia to forego nuclear energy. An article in Sputnik Armenia, headlined “Agreement with the EU as a Threat to Armenia's Energy ...

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Each election in Armenia greatly differs from the previous one by its quality, says justice minister - Armenpress.am

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Each election in Armenia greatly differs from the previous one by its quality, says justice minister
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YEREVAN, DECEMBER 9, ARMENPRESS. The elections in Armenia are not perfect, but each election diffes from the previous one by its quality, justice minister Davit Harutyunyan told reporters commenting on the OSCE/ODIHR final report on the parliamentary ...



US congressman says they respect Armenia for giving shelter to Christians from Middle East - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am (press release) (blog)

Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am (press release) (blog)

US congressman says they respect Armenia for giving shelter to Christians from Middle East
Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am (press release) (blog)
The founding fathers of the United States have built this country based, first of all, on biblical values, and today, the US must assume responsibility for protecting Christians. Ed Royce, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs (House ...
US appreciates Armenia's efforts in saving Christians: Rep. RoycePanARMENIAN.Net

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