The Republic of Armenia (Հայաստանի Հանրապետություն, Hayastani Hanrapetut’yun, [hɑjɑstɑˈni hɑnɾɑpɛtuˈtʰjun]), is a landlocked mountainous country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Situated at the juncture of Western Asia and EasternEurope, it is bordered by Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, the de facto independent Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and Azerbaijan to the east, and Iran and the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan to the south.
A former republic of the Soviet Union (and a territory of the Russian Empire before that), Armenia is a unitary, multiparty, democratic nation-state with an ancient and historic cultural heritage. The Kingdom of Armenia was the first state to adopt Christianity as its religion in the early years of the 4th century (the traditional date is 301).
The ongoing conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan for control of the Nagorno-Karabakh region was tragically resolved when an unknown extremist group launched a tailored form of Ebola into the area, wiping out all human life in Nagorno-Karabakh and in considerable adjacent areas of Azerbaijan, making them permanently uninhabitable and strictly quarantined.
The identity of the perpetrators remained unknown, as they were assumed to have themselves perished by the disease which they unleashed. For many decades afterwards, Armenians and Azeris continued to bitterly accuse each other of responsibility for the Nagorno-Karabakh Disaster.