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Yerevan, Armenia

The Republic of Armenia is a sovereign, democratic, social and legal state. The state power is administered pursuant to the Constitution and the laws based on the principle of separation of the legislative, executive and judicial powers...read more

 

History

The first indication of Armenia can be traced in Sumerian cuneiform inscriptions dating back to III millennium B.C., and the Hittites testify the existence of a country called Hayasa, which is believed to be the cradle of Armenia. Haya, combined with the suffix ‘-stan’ (land)...read more

 

Religion

Most Armenians are Christian, primarily of Oriental Orthodox rite. Christianity was first introduced by the apostles Bartholomew and Thaddeus in the 1st century AD. Armenia became the first country to establish Christianity as its state religion...read more

 

Culture

Armenia, situated at the intersection of East and West, was able to resist the powerful conquerors remaining faithful to its culture. As a result, the national culture of Armenia acquired some features characteristic to both eastern and western civilizations...read more

 

People and Language

The Armenians are descendants of the branch of Indo-European family of languages.
Armenia is the only republic of the former Soviet Union that has a nearly-homogeneous population. According to a Greek geographer and historian Strabo the Armenians living in the Armenian highland spoke one language: Armenian...read more

 

Cuisine

Even when abroad, the Armenians remember about their traditional bread- lavash. A very thin, lightly wrapped stripe of dough about one meter long, baked on the hot wall of the oven- tondir. That is what the real lavash is. Try to bake lavash yourself, and taste it with traditional Armenian cheese and greens, which are surely the part of each dinner...read more

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