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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Armenia - CIA World Fact Book
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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 ...



David Lidington to visit Armenia - Panorama.am

Public Radio of Armenia

David Lidington to visit Armenia
Panorama.am
UK Minister of State for Europe David Lidington will arrive in Armenia for an official visit on November 3, the press service of Armenian Foreign Ministry reports. Mr Lidington will be received by Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan. He will hold talks ...
UK Minister of State for Europe to visit ArmeniaPublic Radio of Armenia
EU ready to develop cooperation with ArmeniaAysor
Armenian deputy foreign minister meets COEST delegationvestnik kavkaza
Arka News Agency
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Armenia: Court Rules Tabloid Can Publish Gay Blacklist - EurasiaNet

Armenia: Court Rules Tabloid Can Publish Gay Blacklist
EurasiaNet
Some, though, link the verdict to the newspaper's connections to Armenia's powers-that-be. Saying that the newspaper holds a respected place in the country's media industry, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan personally congratulated Iravunk this week ...
Armenian Activists Lose Suit Against Newspaper That Named "Homosexual ...BuzzFeed News

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Confronting Domestic Violence in Armenia - Armenian Weekly

Armenian Weekly

Confronting Domestic Violence in Armenia
Armenian Weekly
In Armenia, domestic violence is a serious problem that remains on the margins of national discourse. While opinions may vary, public consensus appears to be that domestic violence is either grossly exaggerated or that its revelation is an attack on ...

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Thor Heyerdahl - Junior: We will build bridges of friendship between Armenia ... - Panorama.am

Thor Heyerdahl - Junior: We will build bridges of friendship between Armenia ...
Panorama.am
Prominent oceanographer Thor Heyerdahl Jr., the son of the famous Norwegian scientist and traveler - Thor Heyerdahl - during his visit to Armenia learnt about the ancient cultural heritage of Armenians, met the officials of the country and his Armenian ...



Crowdfunding Campaign to Protect Armenia from Heavy Metal Pollution - Armenian Weekly

Armenian Weekly

Crowdfunding Campaign to Protect Armenia from Heavy Metal Pollution
Armenian Weekly
For rural mining communities in Armenia, knowledge is power, and with the support of ONEArmenia, the American University of Armenia's Center for Responsible Mining (AUA CRM) is hoping to bring invaluable knowledge to local communities. The two ...



France Hosts Talks Between Armenia and Azerbaijan - ABC News

ABC News

France Hosts Talks Between Armenia and Azerbaijan
ABC News
The leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia restarted a dialogue Monday during a three-way meeting in Paris with French president Francois Hollande, in an effort to ease tensions in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region of the southern Caucasus. Armenian ...
Armenia Says Nagorno-Karabakh Talks 'Constructive'RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Azerbaijan, not Armenia, is Israel's true ally – HaaretzTrend.az
French President to visit Armenia next year – NalbandianPanorama.am
The Azerbaijan State Telegraph Agency -Famagusta Gazette -Armenpress.am
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October 31, 2014 in Armenia // Activating Awareness Through Alternative Art in ... - Armenian Weekly

Armenian Weekly

October 31, 2014 in Armenia // Activating Awareness Through Alternative Art in ...
Armenian Weekly
Art + Activism believes that Armenia, and society in general, would be better off asking, “What can art do?” The group's refreshing rejection of tradition makes them a valuable addition to Armenia's activist scene. On the last day of “Free Space,” the ...



Eurasian Development Bank to find new ways of funding Armenia in EEU's staff - Armenpress.am

Armenpress.am

Eurasian Development Bank to find new ways of funding Armenia in EEU's staff
Armenpress.am
YEREVAN, OCTOBER 31, ARMENPRESS: The Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) will continue working with Armenian commercial banks and is interested in funding of development projects on mining industry, energy, transportation infrastructures, EDB ...
Deputy FM: Armenia interested in deepening cooperation with EUArmeniaNow.com
Air Armenia Blames Russia For SuspensionsRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Flows of money transfers from Russia to Armenia dwindle amid economic ...Arka News Agency
Aysor -Asbarez Armenian News -ch-aviation
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Getting Armenia on the Dental Tourism Map? Three Young Visionaries Argue It's ... - Hetq Online

Hetq Online

Getting Armenia on the Dental Tourism Map? Three Young Visionaries Argue It's ...
Hetq Online
In fact, they argue that Armenia can make its mark in this field if the venture is approached with some proper planning and financing. Two of the budding entrepreneurs, 22 year-old Gor Hovakimyan and Artur Gasparyan, got the chance to study overseas ...

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