Armenia

Country Armenia
Capital Yerevan
Continent Asia
Currency Dram(AMD)
Languages Armenian

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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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Iran, Armenia Form Commission to Boost Trade - Asbarez Armenian News

Asbarez Armenian News

Iran, Armenia Form Commission to Boost Trade
Asbarez Armenian News
“Given the fact that Armenia has recently joined the Eurasian Economic Union, a good opportunity will be provided for the two countries' private sectors to trade goods and also export them to neighboring countries,” Jahangiri added, noting that Armenia ...
Expo-Russia-Armenia 2014 to unite numerous company representativesArmenpress.am
Iran to build Hydroelectric Power Plants in ArmeniaPublic Radio of Armenia
Iran to build hydropower plant in Armenia – Vice PresidentPanorama.am
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Armenia Reoriented or Disoriented? - The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

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Armenia Reoriented or Disoriented?
The Armenian Mirror-Spectator
October 10, 2014 will become an important date for Armenia, since on that day, two significant events took place, not necessarily coincidentally. The first event was the signing of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) by President Serge Sargisian in Minsk ...
Armenia: life on two dollars a dayvestnik kavkaza
Armenia's annual inflation in September was 1.5%, down from 8.6 percent in ...Arka News Agency

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New Initiative to Monitor Heavy Metal Pollution in Armenia - Mother Earth News

Mother Earth News

New Initiative to Monitor Heavy Metal Pollution in Armenia
Mother Earth News
The American University of Armenia, Center for Responsible Mining, and the young for-purpose organization ONEArmenia, are teaming up to help create data that will evolve the face of mining in Armenia. The center is firm in stating that it is not anti ...



Fresno hosts first Armenian honorary consul; ceremony Monday - Fresno Bee

Fresno Bee

Fresno hosts first Armenian honorary consul; ceremony Monday
Fresno Bee
Fresno is now home to the country's first Honorary Consul of the Republic of Armenia. Armenian dignitaries and Fresno County representatives are hosting an inaugural ceremony for the new consul at 5 p.m. Monday on the eighth floor of the Pacific ...
Fresno establishes first Armenian honorary consulPublic Radio of Armenia

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New power transmission Line to be constructed between Iran, Armenia - Public Radio of Armenia

Public Radio of Armenia

New power transmission Line to be constructed between Iran, Armenia
Public Radio of Armenia
The Iranian and Armenian energy ministers agreed on the construction of a new power transmission line from Armenia to Iran in line with the two country's efforts to boost energy ties, Tansim News Agency reports. In one-hour closed-door meeting in ...



October 20, 2014 in Armenia // New PAEF Film Highlights Destructive Mining in ... - Armenian Weekly

Armenian Weekly

October 20, 2014 in Armenia // New PAEF Film Highlights Destructive Mining in ...
Armenian Weekly
In my journey to learn more about Armenia's environmental organizations, I attended a movie screening of the Pan-Armenian Environmental Front's (PAEF) documentary film titled, “Armenia's Breaking Backbone.” We sat down afterwards for a ...



Economic activity grows in Armenia - Armenpress.am

Arka News Agency

Economic activity grows in Armenia
Armenpress.am
YEREVAN, OCTOBER 20, ARMENPRESS: The economic activity index in Armenia in January-September 2014 is by 4,3 percent more than that of the same period of the previous year. As reports Armenpress, the National Statistical Service of the Republic of ...
Armenia's economic activity indexes in nine months increases by 4.3%, NSSArka News Agency

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Lawyer Geoffrey Robertson launches book on Armenian Genocide - Public Radio of Armenia

Public Radio of Armenia

Lawyer Geoffrey Robertson launches book on Armenian Genocide
Public Radio of Armenia
The Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC Australia) reports that leading human rights lawyer, Geoffrey Robertson QC, will be launching his latest publication at theNational Press Club in Canberra. “The Inconvenient Genocide: Who now ...
“The Armenian Genocide: A Linguocognitive Perspective” publishedArmenpress.am
'Genocide Studies International' Examines the Armenian Genocide, Geopolitics ...Armenian Weekly
Ayanian film to celebrate Armenian American cultureArmenian Reporter

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Armenia, Artsakh mull ways of strengthening cooperation in telecommunication - Public Radio of Armenia

Public Radio of Armenia

Armenia, Artsakh mull ways of strengthening cooperation in telecommunication
Public Radio of Armenia
On 20 October Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan was present at the opening of the “Paths of Strengthening Cooperation between Television and Radio Companies of the Republic of Armenia and the Nagorno Karabagh Republic and Further ...
NKR authorities to maintain focus on telecommunication issuesPanorama.am
Karabakh president, Armenian opposition leader visit “southern flank”ArmeniaNow.com
NKR president and Heritage party leader visit republic's southAysor

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Impressions of Armenia - The Moscow Times

The Moscow Times

Impressions of Armenia
The Moscow Times
A police officer walks along central Yerevan's Victory Bridge — named after the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany — that crosses the Armenian capital Yerevan's Hrazdan River. A young man shows his support for Armenia's national football team in ...
Reporters meet to turn a new page on Turkish-Armenian relationsDaily Sabah

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