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Vanadzor_town_of_armenia
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Vanadzor

Geographic location In the north-eastern part of the Republic of Armenia,between mountain chains of Pambak and Bazum, where Tandzut and Pambak rivers merge, at the height of 1 350 meters above the sea level, spreads a beautiful town of Vanadzor that has about 130 000 inhabitants.  The distance from Yerevan, capital of the Republic, is [...]

armenian police
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Brief History of the Armenian Police

The Armenian Police was created in 1918, with the establishment of the first Republic of Armenia . Its history can therefore be roughly divided into the periods of the First Republic (1918-1920), the Soviet Armenia (1920-1991), and the Third Republic (1991 to present).

Geghard Monastery
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Geghard

The Geghard Monastery complex is a medieval structure, where the main church, Katoghike, was built in 1215. A relief carving of a lion trampling a bull, a symbol of authority, is in relief carved above the entrance of the church. Two rivers, the Azad and the Karni, flow through the cave floor of Geghard. The [...]

Armenian Religion
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Armenian Religion

The Armenia Religion Christianity and the Armenian Church have held a central and vital position with respect to all aspects of Armenian life. Christianity in Armenia can be traced back to the age of the Apostles. Two of Christ’s Apostles – Thaddeus and Bartholomew – were the first evangelists of Armenia preaching the Gospel there [...]

Armenian History

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ANCIENT LAND AT GRIPS WITH ADVERSITY The present-day Republic of Armenia occupies but a fraction of the ancient Armenia, which extended from the lesser Caucasus Mountains south across the Armenian plateau to the Taurus Mountains. Frequent earthquakes still remind us that the land lies near the great geological fault between the Asian and African subcontinent [...]

Armenians in North America

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Sources mention that in the first half of the seventeenth century, an Armenian called Martin, who was originally from New Julfa, came to Virginia via Amsterdam. The genesis of the Armenian community in North America, however, began more than two centuries later. When American missionaries established schools in Turkey in the second half of the [...]

Armenians in South America

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The Armenian community in South America, like that of Australia, arose in the early twentieth century, as a result of immigrants who had survived the genocide. Although they settled in various parts of the continent, the majority went to Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay, with some moving to Venezuela and Mexico. Unlike their compatriots who had [...]

Armenians in South Asia and Australia

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By the twentieth century the Armenian communities in South Asia had declined to a few thousand. Calcutta remained the only viable Armenian community in the region. In the 1920′s, Armenians who had fled the Russian Revolution, civil war, and the Bolsheviks, began to arrive in Harbin, in the Chinese province of Manchuria, and in Shanghai. [...]

Armenians in the Middle East

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The Armenian communities in the Middle East experienced their greatest change in the last one hundred years. The Armenian communities in the Arab world received a large percentage of the refugees and survivors of the massacres and genocide. They increased the numbers of the Armenians in Egypt, Greater Syria, Mesopotamia, Sudan and Ethiopia. The European [...]

Armenians in Western Europe

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The Armenian communities of Western Europe had also declined by the end of the nineteenth century. The arrival of refugees from Russia and the Ottoman Empire expanded some established centers and created new ones as well. Of all the Italian cities which had Armenian communities, Venice has remained the only one with a significant Armenian [...]