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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April 22, 2014 in Featured // Armenia as a Technology Hub? - Armenian Weekly

Armenian Weekly

April 22, 2014 in Featured // Armenia as a Technology Hub?
Armenian Weekly
Armenia—with its highly educated population, an entrepreneurial spirit, a legacy of research and development during Soviet times, and high growth digital sector—can become a technology hub or “Silicon Mountain” in the region. According to the ...
Armenia's strategic U-turnEuropean Council on Foreign Relations
Citizenship Dilemma: Demography concerns in Armenia as Russia eases terms ...ArmeniaNow.com
Pluses and minuses of Armenia entering the Custom's UnionMessenger.ge

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Azeri Journalist Jailed For 'Spying For Armenia' - Asbarez Armenian News

Asbarez Armenian News

Azeri Journalist Jailed For 'Spying For Armenia'
Asbarez Armenian News
BAKU (RFE/RL)—A prominent Azerbaijani journalist and political analyst has been deported from Turkey and arrested in Azerbaijan on charges of high treason reportedly stemming from his repeated trips to Armenia. Rauf Mirkadyrov, a veteran columnist for ...
Azerbaijani journalist charged with spying for ArmeniaGlobalPost
Azeri Journalist Charged With SpyingRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Azerbaijan Accuses Journalist of Spying for ArmeniaEurasiaNet
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April 22, 2014 in Armenia // VivaCell-MTS and Fuller Center Bring Housing to ... - Armenian Weekly

Armenian Weekly

April 22, 2014 in Armenia // VivaCell-MTS and Fuller Center Bring Housing to ...
Armenian Weekly
VAZASHEN, Armenia—VivaCell-MTS and Fuller Center for Housing Armenia joined in a home-build in the village of Vazashen in the Tavush region to mark the official launch of a new project sponsored by VivaCell-MTS to assist 25 low-income families from ...



Armenia implements roadmap for joining Customs Union - ITAR-TASS

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Armenia implements roadmap for joining Customs Union
ITAR-TASS
MINSK, April 21. /ITAR-TASS/. Armenia has practically implemented the roadmap for joining the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian said. “Today I can say that the roadmap gas practically been ...
FMs of Armenia and Belarus sign Program of consultations for 2014 – 2015Armenpress.am
MFA: Armenia implemented almost all clauses of roadmap for entry into CUAysor
Armenia to join Customs Union in May or June «Worldbulletin»24
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April 22, 2014 in Armenia // Angeghakot and its Poet - Armenian Weekly

Armenian Weekly

April 22, 2014 in Armenia // Angeghakot and its Poet
Armenian Weekly
Angeghakot, a village of about 2,000-3,000 people (figures vary) is in southern Armenia, about 10 km. from Sisian, the regional capital of Syunik province. Travelers from Yerevan on the way to Karabagh pass by Angeghakot, then Sisian and Goris, before ...



Congressional Delegation to Arrive in Armenia Wednesday - Asbarez Armenian News

Asbarez Armenian News

Congressional Delegation to Arrive in Armenia Wednesday
Asbarez Armenian News
YEREVAN (Arka)—From April 23 to 26, a U.S. Congressional delegation — including House Representatives Ed Royce (R-CA), Eliot Engel (D-NY), David Cicilline (D-RI), and Lois Frankel (D-FL) — will visit Armenia, the US embassy in Yerevan reported.
US Congressional Delegation to Visit ArmeniaHetq Online

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Alumni evening of Armenia's Diplomatic School held - Armenpress.am

Alumni evening of Armenia's Diplomatic School held
Armenpress.am
The Diplomatic School graduates' evening, which took place on April 22, was attended by all the graduates of the Diplomatic School of the previous years, the heads of various departments of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia ...



Hraparak: Tigran Sargsyan to become Ambassador of Armenia to US - Panorama.am

Hraparak: Tigran Sargsyan to become Ambassador of Armenia to US
Panorama.am
Armenia's former Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan will be Ambassador of Armenia to the United States. He will replace Tatul Margaryan who has served as Ambassador to the U.S. for about 10 years, Hraparak writes, citing its sources. “Tigran Sargsyan's ...
Hraparak: Tigran Sargsyan to become Armenian ambassador to USAysor

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US hopes presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia meet soon - AzerNews

AzerNews

US hopes presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia meet soon
AzerNews
The United States is hopeful for a meeting between the Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents in the near future, U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan said. The meeting can be both formal and informal, Richard Morningstar told journalists on April 23 ...
US hopes Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents to meet soonTrend.az
Richard Morningstar: “I hope the presidents will meet again soon”News.Az

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Armenia's PM introduces newly appointed Minister of Economy to ministry's staff - Armenpress.am

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Armenia's PM introduces newly appointed Minister of Economy to ministry's staff
Armenpress.am
The Information and Public Relations Department of the Government of the Republic of Armenia informed “Armenpress” that the Prime Minister expressed his gratitude to the former Minister Vahram Avanesyan for joint activities and cooperation. Among other ...
Armenia's new premier promises equal conditions to businessesArka News Agency
PM Abrahamyan holds consultations with parliamentary parties over ...ArmeniaNow.com
Prime Minister Abrahamian ready to continue discussions with MPsAysor
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