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Armenian Vendors Continue Protesting New Tax Law

Hundreds of private vendors in Armenia have rallied in Yerevan against a new taxation law. More

Karabakh Officials Deny Azerbaijani Claim It Shot Down Drone

Azerbaijan says its forces had shot down an Armenian drone near the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region, a claim that de facto officials in the separatist region rejected. More

Armenia Police Chief Says Protesters Will Be Prosecuted

Armenia's police chief Vladimir Gasparian says demonstrators accused of violating public order during protests over the killing of a family near Russia's military base in the South Caucasus nation will be prosecuted. More

Customers shop at Crimean Farmstead, Russia's first specialized grocery which sells products from annexed Crimea, in the Moscow suburb of Khimki, in January 2015.

Russia Tumbles In Business Index

A new report says economic freedom in several countries of the Baltics, the Caucasus, the Balkans, and Central Asia have jumped ahead of Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. More

Armenian President Warns Of 'Preventive' Strikes On Azerbaijan

Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian said his country is prepared for any eventuality in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and warned Azerbaijan he would use "asymmetrical" responses to any military threats. More

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For Armenia, Is Turkey's Gallipoli Invite Good-Hearted Or Backhanded?

Turkey has included Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian among a list of world leaders it hopes will attend a special World War I commemoration in the spring. There's just one problem -- the date.

Video In Armenia, Brutal Killing Tests Renewed Loyalty To Moscow

Protesters in Armenia are calling for the Russian military to turn over a soldier suspected of murdering in cold blood six members of a single family. The demonstrations are the most serious test yet of Yerevan's renewed ties to Moscow.

What's The EEU And What Are Its Chances?

It once was touted as an eastern alternative to the European Union and an attempt to resurrect the Soviet Union. But as the Eurasian Economic Union comes into existence with its three founding members -- Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan -- already squabbling, the future of the Kremlin's pet project looks uncertain.

Money Troubles: Russia's Weak Ruble Pulls Down Neighbors' Currencies

As the value of Russia's ruble tumbles amid low oil global prices and Western sanctions, it is taking the currencies of many former Soviet republics down with it.

Don't Shout, Don't Push, Eat Blini: Russian Orthodox Church's Manual For Migrants

Migrant laborers in Russia will soon be required to pass Russian language, history, and civics tests. And now the Russian Orthodox Church wants to teach them how to behave.
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