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Arayik Khandoyan is pictured inside the occupied police station in Yerevan in July.

Armenian Gunman Seeks Mayor's Office

A jailed Armenian activist who helped seize a Yerevan police station last month wants to run for mayor in his hometown, but hard-line opposition representatives are discouraging him from doing so. More

WATCH: Russian Soldier Sentenced To Life In Prison For Killing Armenian Family

Video Russian Soldier Sentenced To Life For Armenian Massacre

An Armenian court has found Russian Army Private Valery Permyakov guilty of murder charges and sentenced him to life imprisonment for the 2015 killing of seven members of an Armenian family. More

Armenian Court Rejects Appeals Of Arrested Gunmen

A court in Armenia has rejected more appeals filed by some of the three dozen members of an armed group that seized and held a police station in Yerevan last month. More

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Armenian Opposition Activist Freed On Bail

A Yerevan appeals court has granted bail to another leading member of the Heritage opposition party who was charged in connection with his participation at a recent rally. More

Valery Permyakov appears in court in January.

Russian Soldier's Murder Trial Ends In Armenia

An Armenian court has finished hearings in the high-profile case of a Russian soldier accused of killing an Armenian family of seven. More

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Video Failed 1991 Coup Changed U.S. Diplomacy Toward U.S.S.R.

A failed coup in August 1991 by hard-liners in the Soviet government is widely seen as contributing to the dissolution of the Soviet Union by the end of 1991. To mark the 25th anniversary of the so-called August coup, RFE/RL spoke with former U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns about Washington's perspective during those heady events.

Video Weary Armenians Show Surprising Support For Yerevan Gunmen

For nearly two weeks, security forces in Yerevan have been in a standoff with gunmen occupying a police building. Thousands of people in the Armenian capital have unexpectedly taken to the streets in a bid to force the government to resolve the situation peacefully.

Video Explainer: What Is Armenia's 'Founding Parliament' Movement?

A little-known Armenian political grouping has grabbed headlines by storming a police station in Yerevan, killing at least one police officer and taking others hostage, and demanding the release of its leader. What is the Founding Parliament movement and what does it want?
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