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Armenians Line Up To Elect Putin as Their President

Armenia — People line up in front of the Russian Embassy in Yerevan to vote in Russian presidential elections, Yerevan, 18Mar2018 | Photo by Azatutyun.am

There are large crowds gathering in the polling stations in Yerevan and Gyumri today to vote in Russian presidential elections. Check out these photos on Azatutyun.am. Amazing, isn’t it?Our filming crew captured a whole wedding procession — the newly weds and their relatives, all Russian citizens of Armenian origin, went into the embassy to vote.
I remember this funny and maybe true story, when Russian president Vladimir Putin told the Armenian president: “You know what, there are more Armenian living in Russia than in Armenia, so in fact I’m the real president of the Armenians.”

By Artur Papyan

Journalist, blogger, digital security and media consultant