Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The wannabe nation of Nagorno-Karabakh

May 29, 2007
Christian Science Monitor, MA
By Nicole Itano - Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor

With a flag, parliament, and prime minister, this 'country' is all dressed up but has nowhere to go.

Stepanakert, self-declared republic of Nagorno-Karabakh - Anoushavan Danielyan's office is resplendent with the signs of his high post. A red, blue, and orange flag adorns a corner. A large seal depicts a regal bird, above whose head floats a crown. Plastic flowers sit in a vase.

Outside, in a grim corridor that has seen better days, a sign indicates this is the office of the prime minister of the Nagorno-Karabakh republic.

Never heard of it? Don't worry. That's because it doesn't officially exist.


Note: Above are excerpts from the article. The full article appears here. Clarifications and comments by me are contained in {}. Deletions are marked by [...]. The bold emphasis is mine.



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