Cover Osteuropa 7-10/2015

In Osteuropa 7-10/2015

Unity in Diversity
The Armenian Diaspora and Armenia

Maria Koinova

Deutsche Fassung


In 1915, up to 1.5 million people lost their lives in the genocide against the Armenians carried out by the Ottoman Empire. Just as many Armenians were expelled. The Armenian diaspora has struggled ever since for the recognition of this crime as genocide. The Armenian diaspora exists primarily in the United States, France, the Middle East, and Russia. It is a significant economic factor for Armenia. Its considerable influence on politics in Erevan is not unproblematic. Its oft uncompromising position makes it difficult to find pragmatic solutions in the matter of Nagorno-Karabakh or in relations with Turkey.

(Osteuropa 7-10/2015, pp. 285–298)