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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'Look what my baby made for me': Khloe Kardashian unveils Armenian necklace Tristan Thompson gave her... as she ... - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

'Look what my baby made for me': Khloe Kardashian unveils Armenian necklace Tristan Thompson gave her... as she ...
Daily Mail
She traveled to Armenia with her family two years ago to learn more about her heritage. And Khloe Kardashian received a very meaningful gift from her boyfriend Tristan Thompson on Tuesday. The 33-year-old reality star proudly showed off the ornate gold ...

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Landlocked Armenia looks to ed tech for country's future - Devex

Devex

Landlocked Armenia looks to ed tech for country's future
Devex
KARINJ, Armenia The journey from Yerevan to the northern province of Lori normally takes four hours, but with the one main road undergoing repairs in the summertime, the car trip through Armenia's wild green mountains can now stretch on all day.



Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan 117 times - APA

APA

Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan 117 times
APA
The positions of the Azerbaijan's Armed Forces located in Gaymagly village of Gazakh district, in Aghdam, Aghbulag, Munjuglu villages of Tovuz district, Goyali village of Gadabay districtunderwent fire from the Armenian army positions in Barekamavan ...
Armenian and Azeri foreign ministers to meet over Karabakh in New YorkArka News Agency (press release)
Armenians violate ceasefire 117 times a dayNews.Az

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Armenian-Canadians urge Liberals to stop export of armoured ... - CBC.ca

CBC.ca

Armenian-Canadians urge Liberals to stop export of armoured ...
CBC.ca
Canada's Armenian community has launched a campaign to convince the Trudeau government to cancel export permits for the sale of Canadian-made ...

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Startup Institute takes its tech training to Belgium, Armenia - The Boston Globe

Startup Institute takes its tech training to Belgium, Armenia
The Boston Globe
Now, the Startup Institute is taking its curriculum to Belgium and Armenia, through a licensing deal instead. Microsoft will pay for the rights to use the institute's training program for the tech giant's Innovation Centers in those two countries ...



Did Israeli Defense company carry out demonstration of drone strike against Armenia? - The Jerusalem Post

The Jerusalem Post

Did Israeli Defense company carry out demonstration of drone strike against Armenia?
The Jerusalem Post
Azerbaijan and Armenia have had a long-standing dispute over the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh and violence has in recent years led to the deaths of dozens of soldiers. Nagorno-Karabakh is located within Azerbaijan and it is internationally recognized as ...
APA - Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan 136 timesAPA
Israeli Kamikaze Drone Maker Carried Out Live Demo on Armenian Army Targets, Complaint SaysHaaretz

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Armenia cenbank keeps key refinancing rate unchanged at 6 pct - Reuters

Armenia cenbank keeps key refinancing rate unchanged at 6 pct
Reuters
Armenia's central bank said onTuesday it had decided to keep its refinancing rate unchanged at6 percent.

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Armenia: The Struggle for Justice (Part I) | The Armenian Weekly - Armenian Weekly

Armenian Weekly

Armenia: The Struggle for Justice (Part I) | The Armenian Weekly
Armenian Weekly
Some Armenians, Fed Up with Injustice, Leave the Country. Others, like Shahnazaryan, Stay and Resist... An Interview with Anna Shahnazaryan by David.

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Ecologists assess damage from forest fire in Armenia - TASS

Asbarez Armenian News

Ecologists assess damage from forest fire in Armenia
TASS
EREVAN, August 15. /TASS/. The Khosrov Forest state reserve in Armenia has been considerably damaged by the fire, according to Armenian ecologists. Armenian Nature Protection Minister Artsvik Minasyan said that the fire "harmed both the flora ...
Wildfires Rage in Armenia's Khosrov Forest ReserveAsbarez Armenian News
No such fire has been recorded in Armenia over past years - Minister Tonoyan on Khosrov Forest blazeArmenpress.am
Forest fires rage in Armenian reserveXinhua
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Armenian history and stories should be studied and embraced - Los Angeles Times

Armenian history and stories should be studied and embraced
Los Angeles Times
Let's talk about the millenniums of Armenian history, which are also the world's history and American Armenian history. This history can be seen through American philanthropists aiding in the recovery from the Armenian Genocide, American politics ...