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Defending the Armenian Church in Georgia

Among the 29 Armenian Churches functioning in Tbilisi in the beginning of the 20th-Century, only 1 remains active. Many analysts and members of the Armenian Community in Georgia view this as an attempt to completely assimilate or drive out what remains of this centuries old ethnic-Armenian population.

No Foreign Pressure over Karabakh, Says Markarian

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–A leading member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation on Wednesday countered opposition claims that Armenia is under massive international pressure to make concessions in the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Hrant Markarian discarded the lingering allegations that Serzh Sarkisian’s position in the internationally mediated talks is particularly vulnerable because of domestic pressure on his

Iran Must be Part of Caucasus Peace, Says Markarian

TEHRAN (Alik)–It is unacceptable to be a part of the Turkish-proposed Caucasus stability pact without the participation of Iran, said Armenian Revolutionary Federation Bureau chairman Hrant Markarian during a town hall meeting at the Sukerian Hall of the Nairi Armenian Cultural Society during his three-day visit to Iran this week. “For us it is unacceptable

Abkhazia to Host Russian Military Bases

SUKHUMI (Ria Novosti)–Abkhaz President Sergei Bagapsh confirmed Tuesday that two Russian military bases are to be stationed in the republic, recognized as an independent state by Moscow on August 26. He said the bases would be located in the towns of Gudauta and Ochamchira, in the west and east of the republic, respectively. Bagapsh said