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Yerevan

(Encyclopedia)Yerevan y?r?vn [key], Rus. Erivan, city (1989 pop. 1,201,539), capital of Armenia, on the Razdan River. A leading industrial, cultural, and scientific center, Yerevan is also a rail junction and...

Erivan

(Encyclopedia)Erivan: see Yerevan, Armenia.

Kumayri

(Encyclopedia)Kumayri ko?om?r? [key] or Gyumrigyo?omr? [key], formerly Leninakanl?ny?n?kn [key], city (1989 pop. 122,587), in Armenia, near the Turkish border. It has varied light manufactures. Th...

Pashinyan, Nikol Vovayi

(Encyclopedia)Pashinyan or Pashinian, Nikol Vovayi, 1975?, Armenian political leader. A journalist and member of the liberal Civil Contract party, he served two years in jail (2009?11) for organizing protests f...

Kocharian, Robert Sedraki

(Encyclopedia)Kocharian or Kocharyan, Robert Sedraki, 1954?, Armenian political leader. He served (1972?74) in the Soviet army and worked as a mechanical engineer (1977?81) before graduating (1982) from the Y...

Ter-Petrossian, Levon

(Encyclopedia)Ter-Petrossian, Levon, 1945?, Armenian political leader, president of Armenia (1991?98), b. Aleppo, Syria, grad. Yerevan State Univ. (1971), Leningrad Oriental Studies Institute (Ph.D., 1987). A s...

Transcaucasia

(Encyclopedia)Transcaucasia tr?nz?kk?zh?, ?sh?, tr?ns?? [key], transitional region between Europe and Asia, extending from the Greater Caucasus to the Turkish and Iranian borders, between the Black a...

Sargsyan, Serzh

(Encyclopedia)Sargsyan or Sarkisyan, Serzh, 1954?, Armenian political leader, president (2008?18) and prime minister (2007?8, 2018) of Armenia, b. Nagorno-Karabakh. He served in the Soviet armed forces (1972...

Caucasus

(Encyclopedia)Caucasus kk?s?s [key], Rus. Kavkaz, region and mountain system, SE European Russia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan. Armenia is not crossed by the Caucasus range but is considered part of the greater re...

Armenia

(Encyclopedia)Armenia rm?n?? [key], Armenian Hayastan, officially Republic of Armenia, republic (2015 est. pop. 2,917,000), 11,500 sq mi (29,785 sq km), in the S Caucasus. Armenia is bounded by Turkey on the...

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