The Armenian and Russian prime ministers discussed bilateral relations and importance of intensifying contacts in different areas during their reported telephone conversation on Wednesday.
| 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.
| 01.07.15 | 10:02
Amid continuing street protests against rising electricity tariffs in Yerevan, the fate of the Armenian power grid remains a key issue both in the sphere of Armenia’s internal political developments as well as on the agenda of Armenian-Russian relations. The Electric Networks of Armenia, the current operator of the grid, is owned by the Russian company, Inter RAO, but periodically information appears in the press to suggest that there are intentions to sell it.