Topic: Russia

GYUMRI, Armenia (RFE/RL) — Defense Minister Davit Tonoyan praised the Russian military base in Armenia and its geopolitical role when he visited its headquarters in Gyumri on Saturday. Tonoyan attended and addressed an official ceremony[...]

ST. PETERSBURG (RFE/RL) — Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan talked to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on Thursday, December 6, at a summit of ex-Soviet states held in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg, it emerged on Friday.[...]

MOSCOW (Panorama.am) — Moscow’s Maxim Gorky Art Academic Theater hosted on Wednesday, 28, a commemorative event dedicated to the 1988 devastating Armenian earthquake, also known as the Spitak earthquake. Anna Hakobyan, the spouse of[...]

As the My Step alliance of Nikol Pashinyan races towards its anticipated landslide electoral victory, the destiny of his Diaspora Ministry faces uncertainty, because Pashinyan has set as one of his priorities the downsizing of the[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Armenia will maintain its close relationship with neighboring Iran despite renewed US sanctions against the Islamic Republic, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said on Tuesday, November 20. “We need to develop relations[...]

One of the hotspots of the resurgent Cold War is being fought on Syrian territory. During the Soviet era, all the Middle Eastern conflicts had an ideological bent, but with the fall of the Soviet empire, religion became politicized and[...]

US President Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor John Bolton this week paid a visit to Moscow and the Caucasus. While meeting with the Russian officialdom and in particular with President Vladimir Putin, he was uncharacteristically[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL and Tass) — Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has downplayed problems in Yerevan’s relations with Moscow, describing them as a “work process in its natural course.” Answering questions from citizens in a[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Armenian officials are also to blame for a Russian military exercise that scared residents of a village in the northwestern Shirak province, Defense Minister Davit Tonoyan said on Sunday. His remarks contrasted with[...]

Many people cannot locate the village of Panik in the Shirak Region of Armenia. It is a small community on the outskirts of Gyumri, where Russia’s 102nd military base is located. A seemingly insignificant incident brought to a head an[...]