It was hardly a surprise for an average Armenian to learn on Friday that the country’s President signed the agreement to join the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. Here’s why: Russia’s president Vladimir Putin wanted us there and the Russian Tzar always has his way here in Armenia; our so called Public TV touted the benefits of joining the Russia-led block for a whole year; all the political analysts said it is the only way to save Karabakh; our relatives in Russia said it is great for sending money transfers and job prospects for them and the major opposition forces refused to speak against Moscow’s decision to pull us back into the USSR swamp.
Continue reading “Looking Beyond Emotions: Armenia Joins the Eurasian Union”
One of Armenia’s wealthiest businessman and leader of “Bargavach Hayastan” (Prosperous Armenia) party Gagik Tsarukian has backed the initiative of his party’s youth wing to hold the First Eurasian Youth Conference in the Armenian resort town of Tsakhadzor on August 22-27. Continue reading “Tsarukian Signals Commitment to Putin's Eurasian Union Plan”
More than 10 thousand voters took part in Russia’s presidential polls in Armenia on Sunday, Caucasus Knot reports. Continue reading “Putin Gets 89% Votes of Armenia's Russian Citizens”
A Putin’s Fan Club will open in Armenia on February 2nd with the initiative of a recently founded organization called CIS Youth Council. Continue reading “Putin's Fan Club to Open in Armenia”
Armenia’s ruling Republican party seems the only political force that is taking the upcoming elections seriously, as President Serzh Sargsian makes some major reshuffles by replacing Yerevan’s Mayor Karen Karapetian, Chief of Police Alik Sargsian, Moving the NA Speaker Hovik Abrahamian to run his party’s election campaign and sends his most trusted person – Mikael Minasian (son-in-law) to supervise the runner of his party’s campaign. Continue reading “Sargsian Takes Out The Big Guns”
For the first time since leaving his presidential post in April 2008 and departing from the political scene, Armenia’s former President Robert Kocharian has indicated readiness to return to “big politics.” Continue reading “Ex-President Robert Kocharian speaks of return to politics”