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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Russian-Armenian Tycoons Set Up Investment Fund for Armenia - Asbarez Armenian News

Asbarez Armenian News

Russian-Armenian Tycoons Set Up Investment Fund for Armenia
Asbarez Armenian News
YEREVAN (RFE/RL)—In a further show of support for Prime Minister Karen Karapetian, more than three dozen Russian business-people of Armenian descent launched over the weekend a multimillion-dollar investment fund which they said will finance ...
The Culture Trip: Armenia among ten oldest countries in the worldPublic Radio of Armenia
Karen Karapetyan considers Armenia Investors Club establishment ...Arka News Agency (press release)
CIS observation mission publishes interim report on Armenia's ...Armenpress.am
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Armenia: What Do We Have to Lose? - Hetq Online

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Armenia: What Do We Have to Lose?
Hetq Online
The parliamentary election campaign in Armenia started with a clear violation of laws by the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) by hanging larger than life campaign posters in downtown Yerevan two days before the official start of the campaigning ...
Education Ministry Seeks Clarification on Claims of Illegal Campaigning in SchoolsAsbarez Armenian News

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David Yang: Armenia should become a center of attraction - iTel.am

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David Yang: Armenia should become a center of attraction
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It was a golden dream. I thought it would be a miracle if we managed to do it. We didn't even realize the challenges we'd encounter. Underestimating the project's difficulty isn't a rare thing, and it's a good one too. If people always knew what awaits ...



Armenia: Iveta Mukuchyan at the Pan Armenian Entertainment show - esctoday.com

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Armenia: Iveta Mukuchyan at the Pan Armenian Entertainment show
esctoday.com
The 2016 Armenian entrant Iveta Mukuchyan performed her Eurovision entry Lovewave at the Pan Armenian Entertainement show in Los Angeles, back in November, but here's a video to celebrate her performace. Iveta Mukuchyan who represented Armenia ...



APA - Ukrainian scientist joins Armenia-Azerbaijan Peace Platform - APA

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APA - Ukrainian scientist joins Armenia-Azerbaijan Peace Platform
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Tatiana Krupa, a Ukrainian scientist and public figure, has made a statement about joining the Armenia-Azerbaijan Platform for Peace. APA presents the ...

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VIDEO: Mkhitaryan with a really beautiful goal for Armenia - SofaScore (blog)

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VIDEO: Mkhitaryan with a really beautiful goal for Armenia
SofaScore (blog)
The game was deadlocked at 0-0 until the 73rd minute when the United magician glided across the box and picked out the far corner with a low, accurate finish. The goal gave Armenia the momentum, allowing Aras Özbili to score their second just two ...
Manchester United star Henrikh Mkhitaryan scores as he helps Armenia to a 2-0 win over KazakhstanDaily Mail
Armenia Beat Kazakhstan 2-0 in World Cup QualifierMassisPost
World Cup qualifying round-up: Manchester United star Henrikh ...Mirror.co.uk
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US European Command Delegation Visiting Armenia - Armenian Defense Ministry - Sputnik International

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US European Command Delegation Visiting Armenia - Armenian Defense Ministry
Sputnik International
The delegation of the US European Command (EUCOM), headed by Deputy Director of Plans, Policy, Strategy, Partnering and Capabilities Directorate Brig. Gen. Dawne Deskins, arrived in Armenia on Monday, a press service of the Armenian Defense ...



Elections in Armenia Explained: New Rules, New Voting, New Powers - Asbarez Armenian News

Elections in Armenia Explained: New Rules, New Voting, New Powers
Asbarez Armenian News
On April 2, Armenia will go to the polls to elect a new National Assembly (Parliament). These elections will be the first conducted since the adoption of a new Constitution, granting unprecedented powers to those who are elected, while votes will be ...



Armenia to continue developing relations with Russia after parliamentary elections - Sharmazanov - Arka News Agency (press release)

Arka News Agency (press release)

Armenia to continue developing relations with Russia after parliamentary elections - Sharmazanov
Arka News Agency (press release)
YEREVAN, March 27. /ARKA/. The new parliament, which will be formed through the April parliamentary elections, will continue developing relations with Russian legislators in all areas, Eduard Sharmazanov, vice-speaker of the Armenian National Assembly, ...
Eduard Sharmazanov: There is no Progress without SecurityNational Assembly of RA
Azerbaijan should recognize Artsakh people's right to self-determination – SharmazanovPublic Radio of Armenia

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How to lessen labor migration from Armenia? Politicians' proposals - Arka News Agency (press release)

Arka News Agency (press release)

How to lessen labor migration from Armenia? Politicians' proposals
Arka News Agency (press release)
YEREVAN, March 27. /ARKA/. Labor market and migration are among Armenia's biggest problems. Political forces, racing for seats in the National Assembly, have presented their approaches to this problem solution during the round-table discussion ...
APA - Armenia continues violating ceasefire with AzerbaijanAPA
Azerbaijani Army targets all military objects of Armenia, Ministry saysAzerNews
Armenia breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan 111 times in 24 hoursTrend News Agency
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