Despite the challenges it faces, Armenian civil society remains energetic and defiant. Armenia has its share of human rights problems, but so far has resisted making the sharp authoritarian turn seen elsewhere in Eurasia in recent years. This is due to the dynamic nature of Armenian civil society, the importance of a semi-open political system to competing oligarchic groups, and political elites’ understanding that such a turn would aggravate the West and some influential diaspora figures, which Yerevan sees as hedges against Russian geopolitical and economic domination.

http://carnegieendowment.org/2016/12/07/armenia-at-twenty-five-rough-ride-pub-66351

#armenia #democracy

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In the same book store it is possible to buy toilet paper with Obama, and other things linked to USA. However you cannot buy a toilet paper with Putin on it. No, Putin is behind the glass (see my previous post).

#russia #bukvoyed #freedom #democracy #obama #usa #toilet_paper #humiliation #complacency #bookstore #book-store #book_store #america

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