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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Seeing conspiracies in Armenia where none exist - The Washington Post - Washington Post

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Seeing conspiracies in Armenia where none exist - The Washington Post
Washington Post
LAST MONTH, Armenia's electricity monopoly, which is owned by a Russian conglomerate headed by one of Vladimir Putin's cronies, was granted a big price increase by a government commission. Protesters took to the streets, chanting “no to plunder”; when ...
Armenia opens probe into police violence against protesters - Yahoo NewsYahoo News
Yerevan: Russia To Loan Armenia $200M For Arms - Defense NewsDefenseNews.com
'Electric Yerevan' Insists No One Has Pulled Plug On Armenia ProtestsRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
International Business Times -euronews
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Russia Offers Another Concession to Armenia: Advanced Ballistic Missiles ... - The Moscow Times

The Moscow Times

Russia Offers Another Concession to Armenia: Advanced Ballistic Missiles ...
The Moscow Times
Russia is negotiating with Armenia to supply the latter with advanced Iskander-M missiles, a potentially substantial boost to Armenian defenses against a potential Azeri attack. News about the ongoing negotiations was leaked to both the Armenian and ...
Armenians have lost faith in Russia - Yahoo Maktoob NewsYahoo! Maktoob News
Armenian armed forces use heavy machine guns on contact line - TrendTrend News Agency
News.Az - "Chorrord Ishkhanutyun": Azerbaijani goods imported to ArmeniaNews.Az
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Three weddings and a fuel subsidy as Armenia's electricity protests - The Guardian - The Guardian

The Guardian

Three weddings and a fuel subsidy as Armenia's electricity protests - The Guardian
The Guardian
There have been both kisses and water cannons; three wedding celebrations and a barrage of injuries. The protests against electricity price hikes in Armenia's capital, now in their third week, just refuse to go away despite a significant government ...
Armenia Whacked by Protests Over Electricity Price HikeABC News
Putin's Armenia ShockWall Street Journal
Armenian protesters still defying police after tense nightYahoo News
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Why Have Armenia's Youth Spent a Week Protesting? - Newsweek - Newsweek

Newsweek

Why Have Armenia's Youth Spent a Week Protesting? - Newsweek
Newsweek
Controlled by a subsidiary of Russian company Inter RAO UES, Armenia's power grid, the Armenian Electricity Network, said last month it would raise electricity prices by up to 22 percent due to the devaluation of national currency. Protesters say the ...
Armenia police order protesters to disperseU.S. News & World Report
Armenia Suspends Electricity Rate Rise That Sparked This Week's ProtestsWall Street Journal
Armenia protests: Electricity price hike suspendedBBC News
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Stripes coach Tedesco ready to give it a go in Armenia - timesofmalta.com - Times of Malta

Times of Malta

Stripes coach Tedesco ready to give it a go in Armenia - timesofmalta.com
Times of Malta
Birkirkara may have left the Hibs Stadium with a tinge of disappointment on Thursday as they could not go beyond a goalless draw against Armenian side FC Ulisses in the Europa League first qualifying round, first leg. But that result has only increased ...



Thousands Protest in Armenian Capital Amid Economic Hardship - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Thousands Protest in Armenian Capital Amid Economic Hardship
Wall Street Journal
MOSCOW—Thousands of protesters rallied near the presidential residence in the capital of Armenia in the South Caucasu in the first shock wave of discontent over economic hardship sparked by recession in regional heavyweight Russia. Undeterred by ...
Kremlin Fears a Revolution in ArmeniaBloomberg View
Police blast protesters with water cannons in Armenia's capital, over 200 ...RT
Russian 'Profiteering' At Heart Of Armenian Power ProtestsRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
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Armenian PM thanks French Parliament Speaker for recognition of Genocide by ... - Armenpress.am

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Armenian PM thanks French Parliament Speaker for recognition of Genocide by ...
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YEREVAN, JULY 4, ARMENPRESS: In the framework of the working visit to France, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Hovik Abrahamyan on July 3 met with the President of the National Assembly of France Claude Bartolone. From the Armenian ...
Chorrord Ishkanutyun: Azerbaijani goods imported to Armenia? - aysor.am - Hot ...Aysor

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Armenian President congratulates on American Independence Day ... - Armenpress.am

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Armenian President congratulates on American Independence Day ...
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YEREVAN, JULY 4, ARMENPRESS: The President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan was hosted today at the residence of the U.S. Ambassador to Armenia on the occasion of American Independence Day. Serzh Sargsyan congratulated ...
President Sargsyan receives participants of 4th International Medical Congress ...Panorama.am
Armenian President Visits U.S. Embassy on Independence Day - Hetq - News ...Hetq Online
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Watch: Highlights of St Johnstone's defeat to Alashkert FC in Armenia - St ... - The Courier

The Courier

Watch: Highlights of St Johnstone's defeat to Alashkert FC in Armenia - St ...
The Courier
St Johnstone have released highlights of their Europa League qualifying defeat to Alashkert FC of Armenia. The sides met in Yerevan on Thursday night, with the home side claiming a 1-0 victory to take into next week's second leg. St Johnstone FC TV has ...
BBC Sport - St Johnstone can handle the heat in Armenia - Tommy WrightBBC Sport
Alashkert 1 St Johnstone 0: Saints suffer defeat in Armenia - aysor.am - Hot ...Aysor

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Armenia opens probe into police violence against protesters. Unrest ... - Tengrinews

Tengrinews

Armenia opens probe into police violence against protesters. Unrest ...
Tengrinews
Armenian authorities launched a criminal investigation Friday into police officers involved in a brutal crackdown on demonstrators protesting against electricity price hikes, AFP reports. Mikael Aharonyan, spokesman for Armenia's special investigative ...