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A useful new dictionary, written via a revered group of reference ebook compilers to supply an important consultant to the economics and politics of this huge and critical region.It comprises over 1,000 entries masking the international locations, the region's ethnic teams, political events, top ministers, presidents, enterprise agencies, geographical positive factors, religions and border disputes.Features include:* Entries on Chechnya, Poland, Uniate Church, Gennadii Zyuganov and The Hungarian Democratic discussion board* Covers 22 nations in relevant, japanese and South-Eastern Europe, trans-Caucasus and the Russian Federation * comprises separate articles on each one state, and its financial system* Entries are prepared alphabetically and are totally cross-referenced making the publication effortless to exploit* All agencies indexed comprise complete deal with, cell, fax and electronic mail information* Geographical and private identify indexes.
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In presidential elections in September 1996 Ter-Petrossian was re-elected outright in the first round with 51. 8% of the vote. Robert Kocharian, who had been President of the ‘independent’ republic of Nagorno-Karabakh proclaimed unilaterally a year earlier, was appointed Prime Minister in March 1997. Ter-Petrossian’s willingness to consider an agreement for the enclave which recognized Azerbaijan’s sovereignty brought him into increasing conflict with Kocharian and the Armenian military, the outcome being the President’s resignation in February 1998.