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Armenia is keeping silent about its position on the Eurasian Union project, and such a circumstance does not inspire optimism, Russian political expert on the South Caucasus, Andrey Epifantsev, said over today's televised bridge Moscow-Yerevan.
He said that the relations between Armenia and Russia underwent serious transformation for the last years. For this reason, one should not be guided by the old principles and instruments when building bilateral relations. "The presidential election in Armenia on 18 February and the mass protest actions of Raffi Hovannisian's supporters after the election, are evidence of availability of a great number of the people which are displeased with the role of Russia in the life of the country. Hovannisian is for revising of the quality of the Armenian-russian relations, and is taken by many people like a pro-Western politician ", - Epifantsev said.
He also emphasized that there is no sense to speak about any revolution or upheavals in Armenia in the near future, but one thing is obvious - the reelected president does not have an opportunity to make big mistakes in his actions. As for Moscow, its policy regarding Yerevan should be extremely careful and balanced. The expert said that Moscow should refuse the policy of "leveling" between Armenia and Azerbaijan, and make a strict choice in favor of one of them.