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Latest Armenia News

Baku, Nagorno-Karabakh Claim 'Enemy' Casualties

Azerbaijan and the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh have claimed "casualties among enemy armed forces" during the latest flare-up in violence. More

Russian-Led Security Bloc Runs Exercises Near Baltic Borders

The Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) has begun a six-day military exercise near the border of Estonia. More

Controversial Armenian businessman Ruben Hayrapetian (file photo)

Armenian Tycoon Accused Of Violence

An Armenian businessman was hospitalized over the weekend after being beaten up in an attack he blamed on Ruben Hayrapetian, the wealthy and well-connected head of the Football Federation of Armenia (FFA). More

Russian Air Drills Near Ukraine

Russia’s Defense Ministry says the first phase of joint air-defense exercises by the Commonwealth of Independent States began on August 18. More

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev (right) and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev at a ceremony near Lake Issyk-Kul on August 12.

Kyrgyzstan Becomes Full EES Member

Kyrgyzstan has become a full-fledged member of the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union (EES) after it formally abolished customs controls along its border with Kazakhstan. More

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Electric Yerevan Exposes Kremlin's Mind-Set

You can learn a lot about a country from how it reacts to a popular uprising in its neighborhood. And this is especially true if the country is Russia and the uprising is in one of its former Soviet vassals. More

Video The Daily Vertical: Moscow Colors In Yerevan

The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. More
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Features & Commentary

The Crimes Of Russian Soldiers Abroad

As the trial of a Russian private accused of slaughtering an entire Armenian family in January gets under way in Gyumri on August 12, RFE/RL takes a look at some of the worst crimes Russian soldiers have been accused of committing abroad, off the battlefield.
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Video Russian Court Jails Soldier For 10 Years

A Russian military court has sentenced a soldier accused of killing an Armenian family of seven to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to lesser charges.
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Armenians Say They'll Restart 'Electric Yerevan' Protest

Leaders of the rump "Electric Yerevan" protest movement and other activists in Armenia have vowed to reignite demonstrations against a steep government increase in the price of electricity and eventually to make political demands.
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