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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Bodies of Armenian pilots removed from helicopter crash site - Reuters

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Bodies of Armenian pilots removed from helicopter crash site
Reuters
The downing of the helicopter was the first such incident since a ceasefire was agreed in 1994 following a war over the tiny mountainous territory in the South Caucasus and has ratcheted up tensions between Armenia and oil-producing Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijan denounces Armenian recovery of army wreckagewww.worldbulletin.net
Armenians Claim Special Operation Recovered Bodies Of Helicopter PilotsEurasiaNet
Hickey confident Armenia will compete at Baku 2015 despite escalating tensionsInsidethegames.biz
Armenpress.am
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Armenia-Azerbaijan dispute threat to regional security - www.worldbulletin.net

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Armenia-Azerbaijan dispute threat to regional security
www.worldbulletin.net
Nagorno Karabakh is a de facto independent Armenian-majority region inside the Republic of Azerbaijan, and has attempted several times in the past -- through both violent and democratic means -- to unify with the Republic of Armenia. Speaking at a ...
Armenia: Feeling Betrayed by Russia?EurasiaNet
Azeris to Boost Defense Spending Amid Risk of Armenia WarBloomberg
Different views on Turkey-Armenia border issueHurriyet Daily News
News.Az -Trend.az
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Armenia Public Radio Follows Light - Radio World

Armenia Public Radio Follows Light
Radio World
Up until that time, the broadcaster, which began transmitting in 1926, when Armenia (located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe) was part of the Soviet Union, aired age-specific programs for all ages except the young. With three radio ...



Ambassador: France will do everything possible to return the bodies to Armenia - Armenpress.am

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Ambassador: France will do everything possible to return the bodies to Armenia
Armenpress.am
YEREVAN , 21 NOVEMBER, ARMENPRESS. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to the Republic of Armenia Jean-Francois Charpentier has made a statement on the return of the members of the crew of Artsakh's military air force ...



Armenia says Azerbaijan shot down military helicopter - Reuters

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Armenia says Azerbaijan shot down military helicopter
Reuters
The downing of the helicopter, the first such incident since a ceasefire was agreed in 1994 after a war over the tiny mountainous territory in the South Caucasus, ratcheted up tensions between Armenia and oil-producing Azerbaijan. Three crew were on ...
Armenia warns Azeris over helicopter shootingAljazeera.com
After Azerbaijan Shoots Down Helicopter, How Will Armenia Respond?EurasiaNet
Azerbaijan Risks New Armenia Conflict as Chopper DownedBloomberg
BBC News
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Lebanon tourism minister calls for better ties with Armenia - The Daily Star

The Daily Star

Lebanon tourism minister calls for better ties with Armenia
The Daily Star
The tourism minister noted the importance of the Armenian diaspora in Lebanon which serves as an “integral part of the Lebanese population.” According to Pharaon, Lebanon encourages its citizens to visit Armenia and participate in rehabilitating its ...



Rival's trap completely eliminated during special operation: Armenia's Defense ... - Armenpress.am

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Rival's trap completely eliminated during special operation: Armenia's Defense ...
Armenpress.am
The Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia Seyran Ohanyan stated this in a conversation with the journalists reflecting of returning the body of one of the members of the helicopter downed by Azerbaijan and remains of the other two pilots due ...



Armenia Fund: Security, Trade, and Jobs: An Update on the Vardenis-Martakert ... - Asbarez Armenian News

Asbarez Armenian News

Armenia Fund: Security, Trade, and Jobs: An Update on the Vardenis-Martakert ...
Asbarez Armenian News
It has been a difficult year for Armenia since the 2013 Armenia Fund Telethon. Under constant attack this summer by Azerbaijan, several soldiers from the Armed Forces lost their lives defending the Armenian homeland. In August, two homes in Aygepar ...



Armenia Fund Benefactor Gerald Turpanjian to Be Honored at Annual Banquet - Asbarez Armenian News

Asbarez Armenian News

Armenia Fund Benefactor Gerald Turpanjian to Be Honored at Annual Banquet
Asbarez Armenian News
LOS ANGELES—Gerald Turpanjian, longtime benefactor and international philanthropist, will be presented with the Order of Mesrop Mashtots at the annual Armenia Fund Annual Gala Banquet on Nov. 23 at the Glendale Hilton Hotel. Turpanjian will be ...



Private zoos boasting exotic animals – the new status symbol of Armenia's elite - The Guardian

The Guardian

Private zoos boasting exotic animals – the new status symbol of Armenia's elite
The Guardian
A search of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites) database for 2008 to 2013 shows the import of six tigers to Armenia, including three Siberian tigers from Ukraine. The others came from Belgium ...