ArmInfo. There is no targeted anti-Russian campaign in Armenia, as you noted. This is how Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan answered the question about anti-Russian sentiments in the RA, at a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on March 20.
According to Mirzoyan, the fact that tens of thousands of Russians live and do business in Armenia freely and comfortably is proof of his words.
"No complaints have been received from them. As for the demonstrations, the constitution of the Republic of Armenia, the legislation of the country guarantees the freedom to hold meetings. This is not news to anyone," he said, suggesting that the journalist use the services of the Google search engine to check the authenticity of his words.
At the same time, he did not comment on the issue related to the ban on the entry of a number of citizens of the Russian Federation into Armenia. "I would refrain from commenting on individual particular cases," he said.
On March 9 it became known that the Armenian authorities banned journalist Aram Gabrelyanov from entering the country, it is known that Gabrelyanov previously spoke critically about the current authorities of Armenia.
Prior to that, in October 2022, the editor-in-chief of the RT TV channel Margarita Simonyan stated that the Armenian authorities had banned her from entering the country. Entry ban was also imposed on State Duma deputy Konstantin Zatulin, social and political figure Andranik Migranyan and others. On March 14, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, referring to the ban on entry into the Republic of Armenia of a number of Russian citizens, said that "these people must respect Armenia and the government elected by its people." "I also want to draw your attention to one fact - if these people committed at least one percent of the actions against their countries that they committed against Armenia, they would not even be able to get into their own home. And that says it all," - said the Prime Minister.