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Armenian analyst on Russia in the South Caucasus

By Messenger Staff
Monday, February 14
Political analyst and former adviser of Armenia’s first president, Ashot Manucharian thinks that today Armenia faces confrontation between Anglo-Saxon and Russian systems of values. According to Manucharian, Armenian values are closer to Russian ones; however the current tendency shows that Russian values are slowly retreating from Armenia and if things continue in this direction, Russia’s influence could become negligible. Manucharian also commented that if Russia loses the Caucasus it could face the collapse of its statehood.