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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Armenian Parliament Refuses To Hear Bill Banning Same-Sex Marriage - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyArmenian Parliament Refuses To Hear Bill Banning Same-Sex Marriage  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Inside the world's biggest Yazidi temple in Armenia - Al Jazeera EnglishInside the world's biggest Yazidi temple in Armenia  Al Jazeera English

Lavrov: Armenia to Grant Russia Access to Biological Labs - The New York TimesLavrov: Armenia to Grant Russia Access to Biological Labs  The New York Times

Armenia can aim for several "billion-dollar" export activities by attracting more investment - UNCTADArmenia can aim for several "billion-dollar" export activities by attracting more investment  UNCTAD

Give me a smoke-free Armenia – but not yet - EurasianetGive me a smoke-free Armenia – but not yet  Eurasianet

Is any view worth a traumatic taxi ride through the Armenian countryside? - The TelegraphIs any view worth a traumatic taxi ride through the Armenian countryside?  The Telegraph

Russia offers to mediate between Turkey, Armenia - Daily SabahRussia offers to mediate between Turkey, Armenia  Daily Sabah

Kenny to make wholesale changes for Armenia qualifier - RTE.ieKenny to make wholesale changes for Armenia qualifier  RTE.ie

An American Resolution on Armenian Genocide Wrangles with History - War on the RocksAn American Resolution on Armenian Genocide Wrangles with History  War on the Rocks

Armenia wants education system that will prepare engineers not toastmasters, says PM - Armenpress.amArmenia wants education system that will prepare engineers not toastmasters, says PM  Armenpress.am

Stephen Kenny switches to plan B for Ireland’s clash with Armenia - The Irish TimesStephen Kenny switches to plan B for Ireland’s clash with Armenia  The Irish Times

Armenia can aim for several billion-dollar export activities by attracting more investment - UNCTAD - Armenpress.amArmenia can aim for several billion-dollar export activities by attracting more investment - UNCTAD  Armenpress.am

Armenian monuments destroyed. Some call it 'cultural genocide' - Los Angeles TimesArmenian monuments destroyed. Some call it 'cultural genocide'  Los Angeles Times

Armenia's Pashinian Brings Karabakh Issue To CSTO Meeting - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyArmenia's Pashinian Brings Karabakh Issue To CSTO Meeting  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Armenia's dethroned leader reemerges after a long silence - EurasianetArmenia's dethroned leader reemerges after a long silence  Eurasianet

Yerevan City In Armenia Is A Jewel For Travel, Food And Wine - ForbesYerevan City In Armenia Is A Jewel For Travel, Food And Wine  Forbes

Armenia “does not restricts free movement of its citizens”, says MFA spokesperson - Mediamax.amArmenia “does not restricts free movement of its citizens”, says MFA spokesperson  Mediamax.am

Armenian Catholic Priest Killed In Northeastern Syria - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyArmenian Catholic Priest Killed In Northeastern Syria  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Armenia hails U.S. move to recognize Armenian 'genocide' a century ago - ReutersArmenia hails U.S. move to recognize Armenian 'genocide' a century ago  Reuters

Unpacking Armenia's resilient economic growth - EurasianetUnpacking Armenia's resilient economic growth  Eurasianet

5000 workers, planting 30,000,000 trees annually expected to DOUBLE Armenia’s forest area by 2050 - Armenpress.am5000 workers, planting 30,000,000 trees annually expected to DOUBLE Armenia’s forest area by 2050  Armenpress.am

Armenian Wines Are Kicking With Quality - ForbesArmenian Wines Are Kicking With Quality  Forbes

Armenia's occupation of Karabakh hampers Yerevan's transport communications - AzerNewsArmenia's occupation of Karabakh hampers Yerevan's transport communications  AzerNews

Armenia’s automobile boom and the car dealers who brought thousands of old cars into the country - JAMnewsArmenia’s automobile boom and the car dealers who brought thousands of old cars into the country  JAMnews

The US Congress’ recognition of the Armenian Genocide goes beyond trying to vex Turkey | View - EuronewsThe US Congress’ recognition of the Armenian Genocide goes beyond trying to vex Turkey | View  Euronews

Economic reforms put Armenia on radar of yield-hungry investors - NasdaqEconomic reforms put Armenia on radar of yield-hungry investors  Nasdaq

Recognising the Armenian genocide - The GuardianRecognising the Armenian genocide  The Guardian

Armenian president introduces U.S. ambassador to his ATOM initiative - Mediamax.amArmenian president introduces U.S. ambassador to his ATOM initiative  Mediamax.am

Will Turkey finally recognise the Armenian genocide? | Op-eds - Gulf NewsWill Turkey finally recognise the Armenian genocide? | Op-eds  Gulf News

Armenian Catholic priest and his father shot dead in Syria - Vatican NewsArmenian Catholic priest and his father shot dead in Syria  Vatican News

Erdogan Should Recognize the Armenian Genocide - BloombergErdogan Should Recognize the Armenian Genocide  Bloomberg

Congressman Pallone: Free, transparent parliamentary elections, democratic reforms in Armenia raised its standing in US - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.amCongressman Pallone: Free, transparent parliamentary elections, democratic reforms in Armenia raised its standing in US  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

UN Conference on Trade and Development is optimistic about Armenia - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.amUN Conference on Trade and Development is optimistic about Armenia  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

15:55 Armenia Public Council Chairman resigns - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am15:55 Armenia Public Council Chairman resigns  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

Tajikistan adopts Armenia’s One Window system in customs affairs - Armenpress.amTajikistan adopts Armenia’s One Window system in customs affairs  Armenpress.am

Prosperous Armenia faction to vote against 2020 state budget draft - Armenpress.amProsperous Armenia faction to vote against 2020 state budget draft  Armenpress.am

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Who's the big defense spender? - EurasianetArmenia-Azerbaijan: Who's the big defense spender?  Eurasianet

16:19 ARF youth continue sit-in outside Armenia education ministry - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am16:19 ARF youth continue sit-in outside Armenia education ministry  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

Armenia is committed to act for the sake of OIF – Pashinyan meets with OIF Gen.-Sec. - Armenpress.amArmenia is committed to act for the sake of OIF – Pashinyan meets with OIF Gen.-Sec.  Armenpress.am

Anticontrafact International Forum 2019 kicks off in Yerevan, Armenia - Armenpress.amAnticontrafact International Forum 2019 kicks off in Yerevan, Armenia  Armenpress.am

In Armenia’s Pink City - The Hindu BusinessLineIn Armenia’s Pink City  The Hindu BusinessLine

PM Pashinyan talks about power of youth in Armenia at UNESCO - Armenpress.amPM Pashinyan talks about power of youth in Armenia at UNESCO  Armenpress.am

Injury forces Gevorg Ghazaryan out of Armenia's matches against Greece and Italy - Public Radio of ArmeniaInjury forces Gevorg Ghazaryan out of Armenia's matches against Greece and Italy  Public Radio of Armenia

Central Bank of Armenia: exchange rates and prices of precious metals - 12-11-19 - Armenpress.amCentral Bank of Armenia: exchange rates and prices of precious metals - 12-11-19  Armenpress.am

Armenia's Taron-Avia ceases operations - FlightglobalArmenia's Taron-Avia ceases operations  Flightglobal

What TV channel is Armenia Under-21s v Ireland Under-21s on? Live stream, time and team news for the Euro - The Irish SunWhat TV channel is Armenia Under-21s v Ireland Under-21s on? Live stream, time and team news for the Euro  The Irish Sun

Armenian groups, PKK terror backers team against Turkey - Anadolu AgencyArmenian groups, PKK terror backers team against Turkey  Anadolu Agency

Armenia's EU accession could be a 'question for the people,' Deputy PM says - EURACTIVArmenia's EU accession could be a 'question for the people,' Deputy PM says  EURACTIV

Armenia Parliament considering draft of 2020 State Budget (LIVE) - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.amArmenia Parliament considering draft of 2020 State Budget (LIVE)  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

Armenia to open doors of U.S.-built biolabs to Russia - EurasianetArmenia to open doors of U.S.-built biolabs to Russia  Eurasianet

Countering Domestic Violence Myths in Armenia - Human Rights WatchCountering Domestic Violence Myths in Armenia  Human Rights Watch

13:56 Armenia prosecutors will no longer be able to conduct their own interrogation - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am13:56 Armenia prosecutors will no longer be able to conduct their own interrogation  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

Embassy of Armenia in Russia: What happened in Armavir does not correspond to spirit of Armenian-Russian relations - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.amEmbassy of Armenia in Russia: What happened in Armavir does not correspond to spirit of Armenian-Russian relations  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

Is Armenia ready for the tourism boom? - Armenian WeeklyIs Armenia ready for the tourism boom?  Armenian Weekly

Meet the 31-Year-Old Founder of Teach For Armenia - ForbesMeet the 31-Year-Old Founder of Teach For Armenia  Forbes

New Dutch Ambassador presents credentials to Armenian President - Armenpress.amNew Dutch Ambassador presents credentials to Armenian President  Armenpress.am

16:27 Armenia acting Police Chief introduces Lori and Gegharkunik Provinces' police chiefs - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am16:27 Armenia acting Police Chief introduces Lori and Gegharkunik Provinces' police chiefs  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

The Spirit That Brought Down the Berlin Wall Lives On - The New York TimesThe Spirit That Brought Down the Berlin Wall Lives On  The New York Times

US House Officially Recognizes Armenian Genocide - VOA NewsUS House Officially Recognizes Armenian Genocide  VOA News

Travel to the Lost Homelands of Armenia on a Musical Tour Led by Kitka - KQEDTravel to the Lost Homelands of Armenia on a Musical Tour Led by Kitka  KQED

Armenia’s Permanent Representative meets with Special Adviser to UN Secretary-General in New York - Armenpress.amArmenia’s Permanent Representative meets with Special Adviser to UN Secretary-General in New York  Armenpress.am

Ryanair is launching flights to Armenia - here's what you can do there - Lonely Planet Travel NewsRyanair is launching flights to Armenia - here's what you can do there  Lonely Planet Travel News

Lavash holds the Armenian table together | Good Food - KCRWLavash holds the Armenian table together | Good Food  KCRW

US TV Drama Gets Embroiled In Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyUS TV Drama Gets Embroiled In Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

US Globalists' Come Up with New Design for Pitching Turkey, Iran, Armenia, Russia against One Another - United World InternationalUS Globalists' Come Up with New Design for Pitching Turkey, Iran, Armenia, Russia against One Another  United World International

EU Ambassador in Armenia: Visa Liberalization Does Not Mean Permission to Work in EU - SchengenVisaInfo.comEU Ambassador in Armenia: Visa Liberalization Does Not Mean Permission to Work in EU  SchengenVisaInfo.com

Iran rendition of Beckett’s ‘Happy Days’ to go on stage in Armenia - Mehr News Agency - English VersionIran rendition of Beckett’s ‘Happy Days’ to go on stage in Armenia  Mehr News Agency - English Version

Tourism Committee develops 2020-2030 strategy - Armenpress.amTourism Committee develops 2020-2030 strategy  Armenpress.am

Armenia’s education minister to participate in 40th UNESCO General Conference in Paris - Armenpress.amArmenia’s education minister to participate in 40th UNESCO General Conference in Paris  Armenpress.am

Armenia Wins Seat On UN Human Rights Council - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyArmenia Wins Seat On UN Human Rights Council  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Greek squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers against Armenia, Finland - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaGreek squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers against Armenia, Finland - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

18:16 Armenian Deputy PM participates in event devoted to EU-Armenia CEPA - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am18:16 Armenian Deputy PM participates in event devoted to EU-Armenia CEPA  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

Imported Obligations from Armenia - Armenian WeeklyImported Obligations from Armenia  Armenian Weekly

Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict makes it to prime time - EurasianetArmenia-Azerbaijan conflict makes it to prime time  Eurasianet

The Armenian Town That Replaced Mining With Sustainable Development - Armenian WeeklyThe Armenian Town That Replaced Mining With Sustainable Development  Armenian Weekly

Russian analyst: Armenia turning into country of absurdity - AzerNewsRussian analyst: Armenia turning into country of absurdity  AzerNews

Trump's Advisers Gave Him Option to Recognize Armenian Genocide as Tactic to Pressure Turkey - NewsweekTrump's Advisers Gave Him Option to Recognize Armenian Genocide as Tactic to Pressure Turkey  Newsweek

From Science to Middle Eastern Politics: Another Successful ARS Norian Youth Connect Program in the Books! - Armenian WeeklyFrom Science to Middle Eastern Politics: Another Successful ARS Norian Youth Connect Program in the Books!  Armenian Weekly

The Geopolitics Of Washington's Stand On Armenian Genocide - WorldcrunchThe Geopolitics Of Washington's Stand On Armenian Genocide  Worldcrunch

How Kim Kardashian became Armenia's most famous advocate - Al-MonitorHow Kim Kardashian became Armenia's most famous advocate  Al-Monitor

Alexis Ohanian and Serj Tankian are helping build Armenia's social network - The Next WebAlexis Ohanian and Serj Tankian are helping build Armenia's social network  The Next Web

Emerging from Isis genocide, Yazidis in Armenia open religion's biggest ever temple - The IndependentEmerging from Isis genocide, Yazidis in Armenia open religion's biggest ever temple  The Independent

Yerevan Backs Ethnic Armenians in Northeastern Syria as Turkey Invades - Armenian WeeklyYerevan Backs Ethnic Armenians in Northeastern Syria as Turkey Invades  Armenian Weekly

Armenia MFA Spokesperson: Parties not negotiating over any specific document at this moment - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.amArmenia MFA Spokesperson: Parties not negotiating over any specific document at this moment  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

Lydian's gold project in Armenia hits new roadblock - MINING.comLydian's gold project in Armenia hits new roadblock  MINING.com

Aurora Prize pays forward, remembering those who saved Armenians during genocide - ROME REPORTS TV News AgencyAurora Prize pays forward, remembering those who saved Armenians during genocide  ROME REPORTS TV News Agency

Turkey Condemns US House Sanctions, Armenian Genocide Vote - TIMETurkey Condemns US House Sanctions, Armenian Genocide Vote  TIME

Armenians Fly from Istanbul to New York to Participate in Turkish Propaganda - Armenian WeeklyArmenians Fly from Istanbul to New York to Participate in Turkish Propaganda  Armenian Weekly

Armenia offers assistance to refugees as thousands flee Turkish offensive - OC MediaArmenia offers assistance to refugees as thousands flee Turkish offensive  OC Media

Armenia's 'unsafe' Taron-Avia ceases operations - www.rusaviainsider.comArmenia's 'unsafe' Taron-Avia ceases operations  www.rusaviainsider.com

Khloe Kardashian Explains Why She Didn’t Take Her Daughter True to Get Baptized in Armenia - Us WeeklyKhloe Kardashian Explains Why She Didn’t Take Her Daughter True to Get Baptized in Armenia  Us Weekly

Secretary General: the Venice Commission's opinion on Istanbul Convention important for Armenia and other countries preparing for its ratification - Council of EuropeSecretary General: the Venice Commission's opinion on Istanbul Convention important for Armenia and other countries preparing for its ratification  Council of Europe

16:57 Armenia exports increase by 7.9% to $1.9bn in 9 months of this year - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am16:57 Armenia exports increase by 7.9% to $1.9bn in 9 months of this year  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

Inecobank CJSC has a new CEO - Armenpress.amInecobank CJSC has a new CEO  Armenpress.am

House to Vote on Resolution, Opposed by Turkey, to Mark Armenian Genocide - Wall Street JournalHouse to Vote on Resolution, Opposed by Turkey, to Mark Armenian Genocide  Wall Street Journal

20:09 Armenian minister meets with delegation led by German Ambassador - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am20:09 Armenian minister meets with delegation led by German Ambassador  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

'There's a need there': Area doctors wrap up medical mission to contested Caucasus region - Los Angeles Times'There's a need there': Area doctors wrap up medical mission to contested Caucasus region  Los Angeles Times

15:57 Armenian government wants to toughen penalty for pickpocketing - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am15:57 Armenian government wants to toughen penalty for pickpocketing  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

UWC Dilijan Celebrates Five Years in Armenia - Armenian WeeklyUWC Dilijan Celebrates Five Years in Armenia  Armenian Weekly

Kitka and guest star celebrate Armenia’s endangered musical legacy - The Mercury NewsKitka and guest star celebrate Armenia’s endangered musical legacy  The Mercury News