ArmInfo. The picture of Armenian-Russian relations presented in the context of the current information wars is very far from their real content. Alexander Krylov, Chief Researcher at IMEMO RAS, President of the Society of Caucasian Studies , expressed a similar opinion to ArmInfo.
"Considering the content and especially the titles of various Armenian and Russian publications, any person unaware of the real situation gets the impression that the relations between our countries are very complicated and contradictory. There are enough critical articles with the same assessments of the Armenian-Russian relations both in Armenia and in Russia, "he said.
At the same time, the expert emphasized that many of publications among the articles of this kind are ordered. Neighboring countries are especially active in ordering publications directed not only against the Armenian authorities, but also against Armenia as a state. Such a situation, according to his assessments, leads to an obvious deficit in the information space of news about the positive agenda of the Armenian- Russian relations, which is certainly taking place. "As a result, many in Russia today quite sincerely believe that Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan is leading the country along the Ukrainian path to NATO, etc. And Armenia is governed not from Pashinyan's office, but from the office of George Soros. The main indicators of impulses in bilateral relations are either not voiced at all, or very little is said. For example, that the Prime Minister of Armenia is the only leader of the CIS countries who has provided Russia with real, effective support in the fight against international terrorism, "Krylov stressed.
The expert considers the sending of Armenian sappers to Syria as an example of such support against the background of a rather complicated and confused international context around the situation in Syria. And in making such a decision, Pashinyan was not afraid to provoke the discontent of the West, which has recently been acting as a united front against Russia's anti-terrorist operation in Syria.
"And, of course, Armenia's ability to take real and effective measures to preserve the interests and even the lives of compatriots still living in Syria seems to be important. All this was fully manifested in this decision of the Armenian Prime Minister. I am convinced that these are real steps and define the real agenda of real relations between Moscow and Yerevan. Relations that today are, of course, constructive, "Krylov concluded.
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