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Vahagn Hovnanyan: It is necessary to hold a protest action in front Russia's Embassy in Armenia to support Levon Hayrapetyan

Political expert: Growth of tension at the border is a regular ill-fated expression of complexes by Azerbaijan

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Life of the three persons injured in Kashatagh as a result of a landmine explosion is out of danger

EU welcomes ruling of Turkish Constitutional Court regarding investigation into the 2007 murder of Turkish- Armenian journalist Hrant Dink

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Nagorno-Karabakh Police publish details of the case of Azeri saboteurs

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Orange Foundation opens a Youth center in Chinari and a computer center in Zorakan in Tavush region

ICRC Yerevan Office holds negotiations to organize a meeting with Azeris detained in Armenian territory

Hakob Sanasaryan: Armenia has chosen the path of destroying its water resources

ICRC Yerevan Office maintains regular contacts with residents of borderline villages

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Levon Ter-Petrosyan: The reaction of the Armenian party at the Azerbaijani invasions is quite guarded and inadequate

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1005 residents of Nagorno-Karabakh sign an address on immediate release of Armenian businessman Levon Hayrapetyan

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ACBA-Credit Agricole Bank's terminals switch to round-the-clock regime

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Air Armenia leases Airbus 320

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Ivan Volynkin: Russia is not instigating anybody in Nagorno- Karabakh conflict

Armenia's Foreign Ministry: No Armenian citizens on board of the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane Boeing 777 that crashed in Ukraine

Armenia's Foreign Ministry: No Armenian citizens on board of the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane Boeing 777 that crashed in Ukraine

After arrest Levon Hayrapetyan's health condition has got worse

After arrest Levon Hayrapetyan's health condition has got worse

Armenia's Foreign Ministry gets more specific information about availability of Armenian citizens on board of the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane that crashed

A soldier of the NKR Defense Army dies

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Head of Union of Armenians of Russia does not believe Levon Hayrapetyan's privity to economic crimes

Russian expert: Kazakh President's statement has questioned the future of integration in the post-Soviet area

  • by David Stepanyan

  • Thursday, January 9, 19:25

The statement made by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev in Moscow in Dec 2013 has questioned the future of integration in the post-Soviet area, independent Russian expert Sergey Markedonov said in an interview to ArmInfo.

According to the expert, Nazarbayev has two motives for making such a statement: first, he gives quite a high priority to economic ties with Azerbaijan and, second, he is very much afraid of separatism in any form. Russia, on the contrary, is very much interested in seeing Armenia as part of the Customs Union since the Armenians were very close to initialing an association agreement with the EU. The other reason why the Kremlin was so active in pushing Armenia into the Customs Union is that it was afraid of a defeat in Ukraine.

So, in Markedonov's opinion, Russia is now facing a choice between its key partner for Eurasian integration, Kazakhstan, and its key foothold in the South Caucasus, Armenia.

To remind, during a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in Moscow on Dec 24 2013 Nazarbayev linked Armenia's accession to the Customs Union with the Nagorno-Karabakh problem.

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