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What is going on in Yerevan?

... not achieved. The fact that the central streets of Yerevan were packed with protesters did nothing to prevent ruling coalition MPs from convening in the National Assembly and voting for the appointment of Serzh Sargsyan as Prime Minister. However, the protests in the Armenian capital continue, and the situation is heating up. What caused this chain of events? And why did the plan to hold a smooth constitutional reform eventually fail? First, Armenia has a specific political culture: street protests are considered ...


The Daredevils of Sasun

... the clashes, reminiscent of scenes from the Arab Spring, instantly spread through the social networks. This served only to escalate the situation. Perhaps the most alarming signal for the authorities was the reaction of the people. In general, street protests are not uncommon in Armenia, but until recently Armenian society has been highly intolerant of any manifestations of violence, including violence directed against the authorities. So it probably came as a bit of a shock for the authorities that the mutinous actions in Erebuni,...


Russia – Learning from Armenia

Стратегическая значимость Армении The mass protests that swept Yerevan and other Armenian cities in June 2015 put Armenia at the focus of attention of politicians and experts. Ostensibly, the protests were triggered by the June 2015 decision of the Public Services Regulatory Commission (PSRC) to raise electricity tariffs [1] . Protests ...


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