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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NATO cooperation reaches fruition as new university opens in Armenia - NATO HQ (press release)

NATO cooperation reaches fruition as new university opens in Armenia
NATO HQ (press release)
The National Defense Research University (NDRU) opened its doors on 28 January, in Yerevan, Armenia. The opening of the NDRU is a product of close cooperation through NATO's Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP) and represents a ...



Armenia and Sweden Free Businesses of Double Taxation - Asbarez Armenian News

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Armenia and Sweden Free Businesses of Double Taxation
Asbarez Armenian News
YEREVAN (Arka) — Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian and Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström signed an agreement today on the mutual avoidance of double taxation of income and property and prevention of tax evasion. Speaking to ...
Construction of new nuclear power block in Armenia will begin in 2018Armenpress.am
Armenian President states Sweden is a reliable partnerMediamax.am
Armenian troops breach ceasefire with AzerbaijanAzerNews
Hetq Online -APA
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Armenia-Iran: Tehran considers increasing gas exports to Yerevan - ArmeniaNow.com

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Armenia-Iran: Tehran considers increasing gas exports to Yerevan
ArmeniaNow.com
According to official statistics, at present Iran supplies Armenia with an average of about 1 million cubic meters a day in exchange for electricity. According to the Customs Service of Armenia, 383 million cubic meters of gas was imported to Armenia ...
Iran able to fivefold gas supplies to ArmeniaArmenpress.am
Preconditions Set for Increasing Gas Exports to ArmeniaAsbarez Armenian News
Iran intends to increase gas supplies to Armenia fivefoldTrend News Agency
Public Radio of Armenia -PanARMENIAN.Net
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European Union anticipates decisive parliamentary elections in Armenia in 2017 - Armenpress.am

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European Union anticipates decisive parliamentary elections in Armenia in 2017
Armenpress.am
YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 9, ARMENPRESS. The European Union is convinced that the parliamentary elections of 2017 will be decisive for Armenia. “Armenpress” reports Head of EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Extraordinary and plenipotentiary Piotr ...

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Armenia must buy natural gas from Iran, former PM says - Arka News Agency (press release)

Arka News Agency (press release)

Armenia must buy natural gas from Iran, former PM says
Arka News Agency (press release)
YEREVAN, February 9. /ARKA/. Armenia should buy natural gas from its immediate neighbor Iran, not from Russia, whose gas has to traverse across Georgia in order to reach Armenia, former Armenian prime minister Hrant Bagratyan, now an MP from the ...
MP says Armenia's central bank spends from $1 billion to $1.5 billion a year to shore up national currencyArmBanks
Eurasian Union Opposes Armenian Car TaxArmenialiberty.org

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One Year Later: What Has Armenia's Anti-Corruption Campaign Accomplished? - Hetq Online

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One Year Later: What Has Armenia's Anti-Corruption Campaign Accomplished?
Hetq Online
Armenia's Anti-Corruption Council (ACC) has only met twice since it was set up one year ago. A recent report issued by the ACC, headed by Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan, summarizing its activities in 2015 and its plan of action for 2015-2016 ...



Bottles from the cradle of wine: Armenia and Georgia - The Guardian

The Guardian

Bottles from the cradle of wine: Armenia and Georgia
The Guardian
Zorah Karasi Areni Noir, Armenia 2013 (from £21.95, Slurp; Corking Wines) An idle question prompted by the vivid opening chapter of A Natural History of Wine, a fascinating new book by American academics Ian Tattersall and Rob Desalle: what kind of ...



Serbian National Assembly president visits Armenia - B92

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Serbian National Assembly president visits Armenia
B92
Gojkovic thanked Armenia for voting against Pristina's admission to UNESCO, noting that over the past decade, around 150 Serbian churches and monasteries - 60 percent of which have the status of cultural monuments - had been destroyed, damaged or ...
Edward Nalbandian introduces efforts made by Armenia and Minsk Group for NK conflict settlement to Maja GojkovicArmenpress.am
Visit to Tsitsernakaberd Memorial ComplexNational Assembly of RA
Serbian lawmakers visit Armenian Genocide memorial – PhotosPublic Radio of Armenia

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In Armenia is required to question Serzh Sargsyan on the terrorist attack in the Parliament in 1999 - APA

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In Armenia is required to question Serzh Sargsyan on the terrorist attack in the Parliament in 1999
APA
The head of the Vanadzor office of the Helsinki Civil Assembly Artur Sakunts appealed to the Chief Prosecutor's Office of Armenia demanding to question the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan on the terrorist attack in the Armenian parliament on ...
Armenian president can be interrogated over terror attack in parliamentTrend News Agency

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Serzh Sargsyan: Armenia expects successful termination of negotiations on new legal framework document - Armenpress.am

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Serzh Sargsyan: Armenia expects successful termination of negotiations on new legal framework document
Armenpress.am
The President of Armenia stated Armenia's readiness to advance partnership with the European Union in fostering reforms, mobility, efficient management, democracy, human rights, multidimensional economic cooperation and other sectors of mutual interest.

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