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Armenia - The state funeral of the three crew members of an Armenian military helicopter shot down near Nagorno-Karabakh, Yerevan, 25Nov2014.

Armenian Helicopter Crew Buried With Military Honors

The three pilots of an Armenian combat helicopter shot down by Azerbaijani forces near Nagorno-Karabakh received full military honors on Tuesday as they were laid to rest in a state funeral attended by top military officials and hundreds of ordinary people.

Armenia - First Deputy Defense Minister Davit Tonoyan, Yerevan, 8Oct2014.

Foreign Missions Briefed On Karabakh Operation

Armenia’s First Deputy Defense Minister Davit Tonoyan met with Yerevan-based foreign diplomats and military attachés on Tuesday to brief them on a reported commando raid that gave Nagorno-Karabakh’s army access to the crash site of its downed helicopter.

Armenia - U.S. Ambassador John Heffern speaks at a U.S. Independence Day reception in Yerevan, 2Jul2014.

Close Ties With West Important For Armenia, Says U.S. Envoy

John Heffern, the U.S. ambassador in Yerevan, made a case for Armenia’s close relations with the West on Tuesday, saying that they could help the country reduce the fallout from Western economic sanctions against Russia.

Armenia - Prosperous Armenia Party leader Gagik Tsarukian (L), Armenian National Congress leader Levon Ter-Petrosian (C) and Zharangutyun party's Raffi Hovannisian at a joint rally in Yerevan, 23Oct2014.

Tsarukian’s Party Denies Discord With Opposition Ally

Gagik Tsarukian’s Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) said on Tuesday that it expects continued cooperation with one of its two main opposition allies, the Zharangutyun (Heritage) party, despite apparent differences between them.

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Alexander Arzumanian, a former Armenian foreign minister and currently an opposition deputy, tells “Aravot” that Armenia will have to increasingly “cater for Russia’s interests” after joining the Eurasian Economic Union.


Free Trade With Georgia ‘Unaffected’ By Armenia’s Eurasian Union Entry

Armenia will maintain a free trade regime with neighboring Georgia after joining the more protectionist Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), Deputy Foreign Minister Shavarsh Kocharian revealed on Monday.

Armenian Dram Weakens Amid Economic Slowdown

Armenia’s national currency, the dram, has lost over 4.5 percent of its value against the U.S. dollar over the past week in what analysts see as a further sign of spillover effects of the worsening economic situation in Russia.

Armenian Participation In Baku Games Still In Doubt

Armenia has not yet decided whether to participate in next year's inaugural European Games in Azerbaijan, the Armenian National Olympic Committee said on Monday, contradicting statements made by senior European sports executives.

Opposition Trio Urged To Seek Sarkisian’s Impeachment

Nikol Pashinian, a prominent opposition figure, on Monday challenged Armenia’s three leading opposition parties to prove their stated commitment to “regime change” by trying to impeach President Serzh Sarkisian.


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Վիդեո Armenian Pilots Killed In Karabakh Laid To Rest At Yerevan Pantheon

The body of one Armenian pilot and the remains of two others killed on board a military helicopter brought down by Azerbaijan forces near the Line of Contact in Nagorno-Karabakh on November 12 were laid to rest at Yerevan’s Yerablur Military Cemetery with full military honors on Tuesday afternoon.


Վիդեո What NATO’s For

RFE/RL Armenian Service Director Harry Tamrazian talked to RFE/RL Senior Editor Brian Whitmore on the rediscovered role of NATO in the wake of the Alliance’s summit in Newport, Wales, UK.


Վիդեո Политика НАТО

Ведущий воскресной аналитической программы Азатутюн ТВ Грайр Тамразян беседует о нынешней политике НАТО с редактором Русской службы Радио Свобода Андреем Шарым и американским блогером Брайаном Уитмором.

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Turkish Scholar Affirms: Turkey has Lost Battle for the Truth

In recent years, a growing number of Turkish intellectuals, scholars, journalists and human rights activists have taken bold positions on the Armenian Genocide, in opposition to their government’s denials. One such righteous Turk is Cengiz Aktar.
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