The Armenian and Russian prime ministers discussed bilateral relations and importance of intensifying contacts in different areas during their reported telephone conversation on Wednesday.
Human rights activists and opposition figures see a direct link between the current protests against rising electricity prices in Yerevan and the recent transfer of the case of a Russian soldier charged with murdering a seven-member Armenian family in Gyumri to Armenian jurisdiction.
| 01.07.15 | 14:32
Noted Yerevan political analyst Alexander Iskandaryan says the public movement against electricity price hikes lacks leadership and focus, without which the cause is doomed to stagnation.
| 01.07.15 | 11:11
While protesters continue to block one of Yerevan’s main avenues for the second week, demanding that the decision to raise electricity prices be revoked, Armenia’s authorities attempt to calm down demonstrators assuring them that the promised full subsidy for the hike will not increase budget spending.
Russian President Vladimir Putin praised his Armenian counterpart Serzh Sargsyan on Tuesday in a congratulatory telegram on the occasion of the latter’s 61st birthday anniversary.