ArmInfo. Russia's foreign policy is conducted and implemented through the relevant departments. In this light, I do not consider it appropriate to consider the critical statements of Margarita Simonyan as some kind of message from Moscow to Yerevan. Russian analyst Alexander Skakov expressed a similar opinion to ArmInfo.
"We know that as the need arose, the Russian Foreign Ministry has repeatedly voiced rather remarkable statements regarding this or that step of Armenia. In such cases, Russia has always expressed its own position quite clearly. In general, regardless of the periodically arising problems, the Armenian-Russian relations are proceeding as usual. And I don't see any tragic events for Armenia or Russia, "he stressed.
Noting that the Caucasian direction at this stage is not included in the list of priorities of Russian diplomacy, Skakov conditioned such a situation by the natural course of events in this direction. At the same time, regardless of this official position, in Russia, according to his estimates, there are figures who have and express their dissenting opinion. The latter may or may not coincide with the position of the Kremlin, which is also quite normal and natural.
In this light, Skakov noted that representatives of the expert and analytical community also express their subjective opinion. He considers it important not to equate the opinions of experts with Russian official policy. The analyst, in this light, does not see any need for any reaction of the Russian authorities to certain statements of certain Russian figures.
"The existing level of Armenian-Russian relations is preserved today. And I personally do not see any threats to these relations. There are also problems between Yerevan and Moscow, and they receive an appropriate response at the appropriate level. It is also clear that some people have expectations that differ from the existing realities. And when these expectations are not met, they react quite sharply. I consider it natural to have a similar reaction, a reaction to such a reaction, and an official position. Problems are natural and they are solved - this is the main thing," Skakov summed up.