Clio Travel: Armenia

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Travel Committee 2018-2019
Apr 7, 2019, 9:00:00 AM
Apr 15, 2019, 9:00:00 PM

Over the last months, the Clio Travel Committee has worked to narrow down a range of different options and chose the Republic of Armenia – not just for its hospitable people, affordable prices, gorgeous landscapes, and rich history and culture – but also for its unique domestic politics and international relations. The frozen conflict concerning the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh and the dispute regarding the 1915 Armenian Genocide are largely responsible for the poor relations between Armenia and two of its neighbors: Azerbaijan and Turkey. Armenia seeks to maintain friendly relations with both Iran, Russia, Europe and the United States. This strategic balancing and pursuance of collaborative ties with regional and international stakeholders are unique among the post-Soviet states. Last spring, peaceful anti-government protests were sparked by Serzh Sargsyan's efforts to maintain his hold on power, which evolved into a general rebuke against the ruling Republican Party as well as a demand for socioeconomic justice and an end to oligarchic control. During the protests, Nikol Pashinyan emerged as the leader of the movement and currently serves as acting prime minister. On December 9th, Armenia held elections that could prove to be one of the most decisive in its few-decade-old history. We look forward to exploring this small, landlocked country in South Caucasus that certainly punches above its weight.
The Clio Travel will take place 7-15th of April and will cost €430.

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