Russia is a transcontinental country in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia.
are intensely place-conscious." In the fourth century, Armenian communities already existed outside of Greater Armenia.
Diasporic Armenian communities emerged in the Sassanid and Persian empires, and also to defend eastern and northern borders of the Byzantine Empire.
This leaves approximately 7,000,000 in diaspora (with the largest populations in Russia, the United States, France, Argentina, Lebanon, Syria, Iran, Turkey, Canada, Ukraine, Greece, and Australia).
Less than one third of the world's Armenian population lives in Armenia.
Since antiquity, Armenians have established communities in many regions throughout the world.