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 is wiping out Azerbaijani cultural heritage - The Guardian

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Armenia is wiping out Azerbaijani cultural heritage
The Guardian
Over the course of the armed conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, it is not Azerbaijan but Armenia that has now turned into a monoethnic country – a rare example in this part of the world – and has pursued a policy of transforming into a ...
Armenian and Azerbaijani Foreign Ministers to Meet in September, Says US Co-ChairAsbarez Armenian News
Armenia's position far from humanity - Azerbaijani vice-speakerTrend News Agency
Defense minister of Armenia: Situation on border and line of contact with ...Panorama.am
APA -AzerNews
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Naira Zohrabyan receives Ambassador of Greece to Armenia - Armenpress.am

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Naira Zohrabyan receives Ambassador of Greece to Armenia
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YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 3, ARMENPRESS. Chair of National Assembly Standing Committee on European Integration Naira Zohrabyan received the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Greece to Armenia Ioannis Tayis on September 3.



Armenia responsible for violating int'l humanitarian law - AzerNews

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Armenia responsible for violating int'l humanitarian law
AzerNews
Remaining unpunished for the crimes that it committed against the Azerbaijani people over many years, Armenia's military dictatorship continues aggression towards Azerbaijan using its impunity. In a recent attempt at aggression toward Azerbaijani ...
Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan over 170 times within 24 hoursTrend News Agency
Azerbaijani UK Ambassador: Armenia is wiping out Azerbaijani cultural heritageAZERTAC News
Armenia lost 18 servicemen in August - Azerbaijani Defense MinistryNews.Az

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Video: Armenia, Two Years Down the Eurasian Road - Hetq Online

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Video: Armenia, Two Years Down the Eurasian Road
Hetq Online
On this day in 2013, President Serzh Sargsyan announced that Armenia intended to join the Customs Union and, consequently, the Eurasian Economic Union. He justified this decision by citing Armenia's economic interests and security considerations.
Attorney: Armenia gives no social guarantees for populationNews.Az
Armenian Constitutional Referendum 'Due In 2015'Armenialiberty.org

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'Shant-2015' Military Exercises To Begin in Armenia - Asbarez Armenian News

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'Shant-2015' Military Exercises To Begin in Armenia
Asbarez Armenian News
YEREVAN (Mediamax)—The Defense Ministry of the Republic of Armenia has announced that it will conduct military exercises, dubbed “Shant-2015,” beginning tomorrow, September 3, to test Armenia's military preparedness. “Shant-2015” will take place ...
Military attaches accredited in Republic of Armenia were presented with ...Armenpress.am
“Shant-2015” military exercise starts in ArmeniaMediamax.am

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Two Armenian Families from Syrian City of Kobani Arrive in Armenia - MassisPost

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Two Armenian Families from Syrian City of Kobani Arrive in Armenia
MassisPost
YEREVAN (Panorama.am) — Two Armenian families who fled the Syrian city of Kobani following attacks of the Islamic State militant group have arrived in Armenia. The families of two Tovmasian brothers (their third brother was killed) were met at Yerevan ...

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Armenia has great potential in exporting agricultural products and tourism ... - Armenpress.am

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Armenia has great potential in exporting agricultural products and tourism ...
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YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 2, ARMENPRESS. The Republic of Armenia has great potential in exporting agricultural products and tourism development. As “Armenpress” was informed from the press service of the RF Embassy in the Republic of Armenia, the ...



11 more schools will provide inclusive education according to Armenia ... - Armenpress.am

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11 more schools will provide inclusive education according to Armenia ...
Armenpress.am
YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 3, ARMENPRESS. Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia Armen Ashotyan signed a decree according to which amendments were made to the appendix of May 11, 2007 Education Minister's decree about ...



Armenian Officials Visit Argentina to Increase Cooperation in Agriculture - Asbarez Armenian News

Armenian Officials Visit Argentina to Increase Cooperation in Agriculture
Asbarez Armenian News
BUENOS AIRES (Agencia Prensa Armenia)—Representatives of the Armenian agricultural sector visited Argentina to explore new forms of cooperation in agricultural technology and machinery on September 1 at the Argentine-Armenian Chamber of Industry ...



Armenia national football team leaves for Serbia - Armenpress.am

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Armenia national football team leaves for Serbia
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YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 3, ARMENPRESS. The Armenia national football team and FFA football delegation left for Serbia by a chartered flight. Armenian national team will play Euro-2016 qualifying round match against Serbia in Karadjordje stadium in Novi ...
Soccer: Armenia heading for Euro-2016 qualifiers against Serbia, DenmarkArmeniaNow.com
Armenia 5 places up in FIFA World RankingPublic Radio of Armenia
Armenian national travels to Serbia for Euro-2016 qualifierArka News Agency (press release)

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