The sign above is posted on a kiosk located in central Yerevan, meters away from the main Republic Square, a top tourist area.
“I’ve stopped serving U.S. citizens after the U.S. Embassy in Armenia refused me a visa,” the shopkeeper told Repoter_Arm, explaining the motives behind such a surprising move. “Americans are observant, they see the sign and don’t approach the kiosk,” the shopkeeper says, proudly trading 30 meters away from Armenia’s Marriott hotel.
P.S. A lawyer told Ditord.com, however, that selectively refusing service to anybody in case of a public offer is against the law in Armenia. Specifically, it is a violation of the RA Civil Code and RA Constitution, a display of discrimination.