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How Armenia Went From A Corrupt Autocracy To Country Of The Year In Six Months

How Armenia Went From A Corrupt Autocracy To Country Of The Year In Six Months
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Armenian Velvet Revolution

Walking around the Armenian capital of Yerevan in early June, the last thing a visitor could picture on those streets was a revolution. Spotless, clean, and cheerful, with families out for ice cream and strolls in the balmy late-spring night, the city appeared to be perfectly content.

Armenians Voting In Landmark Parliamentary Elections

And yet, only weeks before, the nation had been in turmoil. The streets were filled with protestors demanding the resignation of president Serzh Sargsyan and an end to the corrupt, autocratic government that had controlled the former Soviet republic since 2008…

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