American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of northwest Armenia south-southeast of Tbilisi, Georgia. It was founded on the site of a Turkish fortress. From 1924 to 1990 the city was called Leninakan. Population: 148,000.
“Many residents in Gyumri, which is known for its cold spring weather, still heat their homes with gas heaters.”
“The growing tension over Iran's nuclear program may have also played a role in Russia's extension of its lease in Gyumri.”
“While the previous contract called for the Gyumri base to be dismantled in 2015, the new protocol will allow Russia to stay there until 2049.”
“Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has prepared a draft protocol for President Medvedev's signature that would commit Russia's troops at its military base near the Armenian city of Gyumri to the country's defense and sell advanced weapons to Yerevan.”
“The river Gyumri also carries sewage to the reservoir.”
“As a result of this cooperation, a new brand of “Caucasian” cheese was launched in Gyumri in May 2008, whose label notes that it was produced in all three towns.”
“As one example of collaboration, he cites an agreement hateched in 2007 between cheese-makers from Gyumri in Armenia, Ninotsminda in Georgia and Kars in Turkey to market a single product.”
“He frequently mentions how much purer Armenian culture is in the villages and smaller towns as opposed to Yerevan and the bigger cities of Gyumri, etc.”
“Should the border with Turkey reopen, Armenia's main crossing would be at Akhurik, near its second-largest city, Gyumri.”
“Still, he said, he counts many Turkish people among his friends and spent a recent summer at the Armenian town of Gyumri, near the Turkish border.”
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