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Armenia’s Mining Quandary: Developing a Diaspora-linked Economy

Armenia’s Mining Quandary: Developing a Diaspora-linked Economy

  Among the various states that emerged from the demise of the Soviet Union, Armenia had the most well-established diaspora. Owing to a history of marginalization and oppression from various neighboring powers, particularly in the earlier part of the twentieth century, Armenians fled their ethnic homeland in alarming numbers. The mass-killings of more than a […]

Armenia replants trees burnt in wartime blockade

Armenia replants trees burnt in wartime blockade

War and an energy crisis in the early 1990s compelled Armenians to cut down thousands of trees for firewood. The Armenia Tree Project is working to reforest Armenia, but illegal logging poses a major obstacle. Mashtots is a typical neighborhood on the outskirts of Armenia’s capital Yerevan. On a recent Sunday night, children played in […]

Fighting hydros: Armenian village residents oppose government plans to “harness” their river

A fresh tide of environmental protest is starting in Armenia – this time against the construction of a hydro-power plant in the Ijevan preserve. Ecologists say the construction will damage the entire eco-system of the area and will increase landslides. The Government had approved the construction on the Paghjur (Khachaghbyur) river in the northeastern Tavush […]

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