The move has widened the rift with the Kremlin, but Yerevan stated that its motivation was its national security vis-à-vis Azerbaijan.
Recent murder highlights widespread discrimination and violence against LGBTI people.
Experts attribute migration to the impact of the 2020 Nagorny Karabakh war and rising rental prices in Yerevan.
Experts note that the conflict and still-volatile security may be behind the rise of a skewed ratio between boys and girls.
Statements recognising Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity signal painful decisions may lie ahead.
Despite conservative social norms that mean girls can wed as young as 14, drop-out rates are declining.
The presidential contest looms large over the South Caucasus region and the outcome will have a profound impact in Yerevan and Baku.
Kremlin narratives have co-opted history and propagated a distorted memory of the Soviet past.
Numbers have increased in recent years, but migrants often face exploitation.
Country has long had low spending on healthcare, leading to huge pressure on ordinary citizens.