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Ani: Gradual Decline and Abandonment

In 1064, a large Seljuk army under Alp Arslan attacked Ani; after a siege of 25 days, they captured the city and slaughtered its population. An account of the sack and massacres in Ani is given by the Arab historian Sibt ibn al-Jawzi

Why Russia needs Armenia and vice versa

PM Pashinyan has promised that Armenia’s pro-Russian orientation will not change.  He has even vowed allegiance to the CTSO, the ineffectual, Russian-led defence alliance, even though members Belarus and Kazakhstan are hostile to Armenia.  Armenia will also stay in the EEU, the Russian-led economic bloc of debatable benefit to Armenia.