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‘Russia has lost its soft power’: how war in Ukraine destabilises old Soviet allies
Protests in Georgia last week were just the latest indication of how Putin’s disastrous invasion has damaged relations with former Eastern bloc nations

Andrew Roth in Moscow

11, Mar, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Azerbaijan sues Armenia for wartime environmental damage
Case brought under Bern convention on nature may set precedent for destruction of biodiversity in war

Isabella Kaminski

26, Jan, 2023 @7:15 AM

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Putin’s grip on regional allies loosens again after Armenia snub
Damaging optics of ‘family’ photo at CSTO summit highlights fragility of Russia’s influence in wake of war in Ukraine

Daniel Boffey Chief reporter

25, Nov, 2022 @2:08 PM

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Former Soviet states eye opportunities as Russia struggles in Ukraine
Moscow’s influence in the Caucasus and central Asia is being unravelled by its ‘special military operation’

Shaun Walker

14, Sep, 2022 @6:10 PM

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Why has fighting broken out between Armenia and Azerbaijan?
Nearly 50 Armenian soldiers killed in deadliest violence since 2020 war over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region

Oliver Holmes

13, Sep, 2022 @3:36 PM

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Russian émigrés fleeing Putin’s war find freedom in the cafes of Armenia
Hundreds of thousands of Russians opposed to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine and alienated by pro-war sentiment are establishing a new life abroad

Shaun Walker in Yerevan

13, May, 2022 @4:00 AM

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We and Our Mountains review – absurdist Armenian satire thumbs its nose at Soviet Russia
On a remote hillside, far from the swinging 60s, garrulous shepherds exasperate the police in this elegant parable about power and the state

Peter Bradshaw

09, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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US to seize $63m Los Angeles mansion it claims was bought with bribe money
The sprawling estate was bought by Armenian ‘Super Minister’ Gagik Khachatryan with bribes paid by a businessman, FBI says

Guardian staff and agencies

06, May, 2022 @6:24 PM

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‘What if someone buried my son?’ Anguish of search for Armenia’s war dead
Overwhelmed labs struggle to process DNA tests after Nagorno-Karabakh war leaves 5,000 dead

Astrig Agopian in Yerevan

22, Jun, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Hello, It’s Me! review – mysteries of love and science in wartime Armenia
Frunze Dovlatyan’s breezy, strange and intriguing 1966 drama gets a deserved rerelease

Peter Bradshaw

24, May, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Biden becomes first US president to recognise Armenian genocide
President called Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday to inform him US would make designation on 106th anniversary of the genocide

Julian Borger in Washington and Martin Chulov in Beirut

24, Apr, 2021 @6:10 PM

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Record label Young Turks changes name to avoid connotations of genocide
Young, which releases music by the xx, FKA twigs and more, acknowledges ‘hurt and confusion’ caused by previous name

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

06, Apr, 2021 @3:18 PM

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