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Armenia=?UTF-8?B?4oCZ?=s Mining Quandary: Developing a Diaspora-linked Economy

December 21, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

16:27, December 21, 2012

By Saleem Ali 

Among the various states that emerged from the demise of the Soviet Union, Armenia had the most well-established diaspora.

Owing to a history of marginalization and oppression from various neighboring  powers, particularly in the earlier part of the twentieth century, Armenians fled their ethnic homeland in alarming numbers. 

The mass-killings of more than a million Armenians between 1915 to 1923 by Turks is recognized by notable scholarly organizations and twenty countries as ‘genocide,’ and led to rapid migration during this period. 

Out of an estimated 11 million ethnic  Armenians worldwide, only 3.7 million actually reside in Armenia (about one-third of whom reside within the capital Yerevan), while the rest are distributed primarily across Russia, the United States,  France, Argentina, Lebanon, Syria, Iran, Canada, Ukraine, Greece, and Australia.

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