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Russia to Own 50 Percent of New Armenian Nuclear Plant

Armenia’s government unveiled on Thursday plans to create a Russian-Armenian joint venture tasked with building a nuclear power station in place of the aging soviet-era facility at Metsamor by 2017.

Environmentalists Continue Fight to Save Lake Sevan from Toxic Mining Venture

Growing environmental concerns over plans by a Russian-owned mining company to build a gold processing plant near Armenia’s legendary Lake Sevan are prompting opposition to the project from some government officials, according to the head of an environmental NGO working to save the lake from additional contamination.

Testing on Iran-Armenia Pipeline Underway

YEREVAN–Testing has begun on the Iran-Armenia natural gas-pipeline, Armenia’s Energy and Natural Resources Minister Armen Movsisian told reporters during a press conference on Monday, nearly two months after announcing the completion of the pipeline’s second section, reported Armenpress. The 140km pipeline, which runs from Iranian Tabriz to Armenia’s Meghri region, will bring 2.3 to 2.5