ArmInfo. Considering the fact that Armenia is considered a zone of influence for Russia, Moscow's desire to necessarily take part in internal political processes, and if possible, to manage them should not cause surprise. A member of the "In the Name of the Republic" initiative, political scientist Robert Ghevondyan expressed this opinion to ArmInfo.
"In this light, the existence of an agent political party or parties in Armenia should not be a surprise either. The presence of Russia in our political situation will always be felt, respectively, we just need to turn this presence to the benefit of Armenia's interests. In this case, this presence will not create problems", he said.
According to the political scientist, conditional <margarita simonyans> today are trying to coordinate the opposition forces in Armenia. At the same time, Ghevondyan is far from thinking of identifying such forces with the position of the Kremlin, which is trying to find systemic solutions in Armenia. In this light, the personal interests of Russian <margarita simonyans> do not fully coincide with the interests of the Kremlin. Yerevan works with the Kremlin, and not with its individual towers, which is why the recent processes emanating from Russia do not correspond to the interests of Armenia.
The attempts of marginal political forces in Armenia to demonstrate themselves as an alternative to the current government exclusively in a common geopolitical zone with Russia, the political scientist explains by the demonstration by the Armenian authorities over the past 20 years of the existence of this zone. In other words, opposition forces connected their chances of success to being more pro-Russian than the authority.
"However, over the past two years, the Russian civilizational component in Armenia is no longer as obvious as it used to be. Political forces have appeared in the country, which are no longer fighting against the authorities for the primacy of Russia's sympathy. The forces that come from the positions of Armenian- centeredness, prefer the interests of Armenia to Russia or Europe. And as of today the interests of Armenia really go in the same case with the interests of Russia. And these interests can be compared, "the political scientist concluded.