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  Armenia
Institutions
  President  Armen Sarkissian 0 18 +79.21%
  Prime Minister  Nikol Pashinyan 1 21 +42.86%
  National Assembly  Civil Contract 0 21 +39.25%
Capital
 Yerevan   
Province
 Aragatsotn   
 Ararat   
 Armavir   
 Gegharkunik   
 Kotayk   
 Lori   
 Shirak   
 Syunik   
 Tavush   
 Vayots Dzor   
Referenda
 Referenda   


Neighbors
Azerbaijan  
Georgia  
Iran  
Turkey  

Created From
[X] Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Country December 25, 1991
Country DETAILS
Parents  
Established September 21, 1991
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorU Ole Polecat
Last ModifiedIndyGeorgia June 15, 2021 09:37am
Description 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. 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 Muslim 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, 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 imposed an economic blockade on Armenia and closed the common border because of the Armenian occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding areas.

National Flag Description:

The red recalls the blood shed in the struggle for national existence. The blue stands for the skies, hope and the unchanging character of the land. The orange represents the courage of the people.

Religious Adherents [Link]
Christian 83.3%
Non-religious 9.7%
Atheist 4.3%
Muslim 2.5%
Other Religions 0.1%

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May 06, 2012 02:00am May 06, 2012 02:00am General Election Armenia Parliamentary Elections  Picimpalious 
Jun 19, 2021 09:00pm Jun 20, 2021 09:00am General Election Armenia Parliamentary Election  Bojicat 

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Dec 26, 2020 02:00pm News Armenia: Pashinyan Says Ready For Snap Parliamentary Elections In 2021  Article Bojicat 
Dec 17, 2019 11:25am Statement Trump says Armenia massacres were not genocide, directly contradicting Congress  Article RP 
Oct 29, 2019 04:35pm Proposed Legislation [US] House votes to recognize Armenian genocide  Article RP 
May 07, 2015 03:00pm Perspective Why Armenia turned to Russia instead of the West  Article IndyGeorgia 
Aug 05, 2006 01:00am Analysis Forgotten war threatens to reignite  Article Penguin 
Feb 19, 2003 08:54pm General Early Unofficial Results Show Incumbent Kocharian in Lead in Armenian Presidential Election  Article Mr. Techno 

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