Yerevan /Mediamax/. Recently, the number of people claiming that the protests in Yerevan are organized by “Russia’s enemies” has increased in Russia.
Mediamax has collected several such opinions supporting the “conspiracy theory” and presents them without commenting on them.
Zakhar Prilepin, writer
“Americans are way more, and I would even say, several ten-fold more actively engaged there (in Armenia; note: Mediamax) than Russia (including in the sphere of ideology). Russia works on the level of one ideological club and several media outlets. That is, it has almost no presence there.
On the whole, there is a tolerant and friendly attitude to Russia, but every opportunity to wind an anti-Russian hysteria is seized.
Armenian intellectuals (absolutely fantastic people) are basically liberal, democratic and pro-European. As far as I understand, they believe Armenia to be part of Europe and I believe Armenia’s future is on the “European path.”
Armenia is at a “sluggishly developing” war with Azerbaijan, and Armenia risks to lose the disputed territories in case a Maidan starts in Yerevan.”
Igor Morozov, member of the Federation Council on International Affairs
“Armenia is close to a coup d'etat with the employment of fire arms. It will happen if President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan does not draw lessons from the Ukrainian Maidan and does not make relevant conclusions.”
Konstantin Kosachev, member of the Federation Council
Konstantin Kosachev suggested setting up a “stop-list” of organizations that destabilize the situation in the country.
“They first burned Georgia, then Ukraine, and even reached FIFA. They might also touch Armenia.”
Victor Militarev, political scientist
“As in case of Yanukovych, I am not going to overstate the love of the current Armenian leadership to Armenia. But it is not an obstacle for me to clearly understand that the “tariff Maidan” was organized by Russia’s enemies and is one of the responses to Armenia’s statement on Customs Union membership. That is everything is exactly the same as in Kiev.”