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Armenian President Sets Date Of Constitutional Referendum

Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian has signed a decree setting December 6 as the date for the country’s referendum to change the constitution in order to establish a parliamentary republic. More

WATCH: Armenian Activists Protest Change To Constitution

Video Armenia To Vote On Parliamentary System

The Armenian parliament has voted to hold a referendum to change the constitution in order to establish a parliamentary republic. More

Armenia Threatens Strikes Against Azerbaijan

Armenia has threatened to make "retaliatory" artillery and rocket strikes against Azerbaijani forces after Armenian soldiers and civilians were killed in the past two days. More

Azeri Fire Kills 4 Armenian Soldiers

Four ethnic Armenian soldiers were killed by artillery and gunfire from Azerbaijani forces on September 25 near the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region, Nagorno-Karabakh's Defense Ministry said. More

Armenian Civilians Killed By 'Azeri Gunfire'

Armenia has called on international organizations to get involved in the situation along the border with Azerbaijan, where Yerevan says three civilians were killed and two wounded by Azerbaijani gunfire on September 24. More

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OSCE Minsk Group Condemns 'Unacceptable Escalation' Of Hostilities Between Armenian, Azerbaijani Forces

Fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces in the vicinity of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic has reached its highest level of intensity since the signing of the 1994 cease-fire. They are also targeting civilian settlements, according to the OSCE's Minsk Group, a tactic that the Minsk Group co-chairs have branded "an unacceptable escalation." More

Goodbye Dollar, Hello Altyn? In Ex-Soviet Union, Possible Future Currency Has Rich Past

For months, there have been calls in Russia for the creation of a single currency for the Eurasian Economic Union, which comprises Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan. The proposed name: the "altyn." More
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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.

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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