Independent Armenian

Armenia -- A panoramic view of Yerevan, with Mt Ararat on the background and Armenia's Coat of Arms (State Emblem) on the foreground, Yerevan, undated

They used to call me Russian Comy (Communist) in my US high school — Salinas High. It was in 1995, Armenia had been an independent country for 4 years and I was a proud citizen. Sadly, the big World Atlas on the wall of the government class didn’t know anything about the collapse of the USSR.

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Serzh Sargsian’s photo with Donald and Melania Trump

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Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan attended a reception hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump in New York for the heads of country delegations participating in the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly on September 19th. Continue reading “Serzh Sargsian’s photo with Donald and Melania Trump”

Armenia is the world’s 3rd most militarized country. Global Militarization Index

Armenia revealed it owned a set of 9K720 Iskander (SS-26 'Stone') short-range ballistic missiles (SRBMs) in its military parade on 21 September, 2016 Source: Karen Vrtanesyan / Razm.info
Armenia revealed it owned a set of 9K720 Iskander (SS-26 ‘Stone’) short-range ballistic missiles (SRBMs) in its military parade on 21 September, 2016 Source: Karen Vrtanesyan / Razm.info

The ten countries that have the highest levels of militarization are Israel, Singapore, Armenia, Jordan, Russia, South Korea, Cyprus, Greece, Azerbaijan and Brunei in the Global Militarization Index.

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Shots fired in central Yerevan, 1 killed, 1 wounded

 

Suspects of Vernissage Shooting Albert Blbulyan, Armen Karadavidov, Rafik Khachatryan
Suspects of Vernissage Shooting Albert Blbulyan, Armen Karadavidov, Rafik Khachatryan

Shots were fired at a popular tourist destination in central Yerevan earlier today. The Police confirmed one dead, one wounded. Gagik Mosinian (43) passed away at the scene, Vahagn Abgarian was taken to the hospital.
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Armenian Passport ranks 59th in the world by its Global Power

Side by side comparison of Armenian, Georgian and Azerbaijani passports on Passport Index
Side by side comparison of Armenian, Georgian and Azerbaijani passports on Passport Index

The Armenian passport ranks 59th by its Visa Free Rank according to the Passport Index, an interactive online tool, which collects, displays and ranks a total of 199 passports (193 United Nations member countries and 6 territories).

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