happy birthday, Yurij Alekseyevich, thank you for space, and these “pindoses” (she refers to americans) haven’t been on moon, sly dreamers(inventors of stories that never happened), they did not understand yet, that you cannot fly holliwoodes and iphones.

#nocomment #russia

i just want you to know what government propaganda does with people, and not be illusioned with that country. it is a disaster. and i do not envy these people at all.

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)

Putin and Pashinian (prime minister of Armenia) did not agree on any of the problems they were discussing recently.

To remind you, Pashinian was a leader of Armenian Velvet revolution, we did it in spring 2018.

I guess, Putin hates him: he is a man from the street, man who gathered hundreds of thousands of people, who organized civil disobedience. He is a journalist, who wrote what he thought. He was kept in jail because he was one of the organizers of 2008 protests.

He is someone Putin would afraid locally in Russia, and hates, and neglects.

What Pashinian always mentions, is that the revolution was not ‘colour’, i. e., was not supported by any outside force. Indeed, that is the case.

However, even after confirming, that Armenia won’t change anything in relations with Russia, Pashinian said he only would like to improve those relationships, make them more efficient (which is logical, if we have no other way, then let’s do this relationship actually work), but it looks like they don’t agree on anything.

The other problem we have, is the former president, Kocharian. He was one of those who organized brutal means against protesters in march 2008, resulted in 10 deaths on the streets of Yerevan.

Kocharian is now under arrest in Armenia.

People close to government say, and this was confirmed by the newspaper, founded by Pashinian years ago, when he was in opposition, that this question was discussed between Putin and Pashinian. In short, Putin said to let him free. And Pashinian was saying, that Armenia now is democratic country, and he does not use administrative resource. He never calls to anyone, and judges should do their work themselves. They had discussion, and when Putin exhausted all his arguments, he said: “but he (Kocharian) is my friend!”. To which Pashinian replied - “it’s a pity you have such friends.”

So, recently they also met to discuss a lot of things.

Then Pashinian made a live, and tell people about the meeting. Well, it seems they did not agree on anything.

Well, Nikol Pashinian basically does what would suggest Levon Ter-Petrossian, leader of 2008 protests - try to be in good relationships with Russia, but be less dependent, than the corrupted regime of Sargsian. This means, that Levon Ter-Petrossian, if he succeeded in 2008, would also, most likely, fail. I remember, Saakashvili was saying that Putin does not tolerate when you disagree he expects you just to obey.

Right after Pashinian left Moscow, Putin congratulated Kocharian (who is in the jail now) with New Year. Can you imagine that?

Then, at December 31, Russia congratulated Armenia with the increase of the gas price.

Thank you.

We know we are not friends. We know, we kept as hostages.

I hope people will not have illusions regarding Armenian-Russian relationships. #armenia #russia #putin #pashinian

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)

what I value, and understood recently that it has to be valued, is that not only Artsakh ministry of defence, but also Armenian ministry of defence, publish names of the killed staff. They publish different names.

Armenian ministry of defence does not hide the presence of it’s people in Artsakh.

I did not know this can be an issue, before I saw how Putin’s Russia behave. Russia does not acknowledge it’s military men, when they get catched. Russia shows their wives (or may be those are not real wives) on tv and says - they already left the army. Yesterday.

Like if it is easy to leave army. Like if any one would like to die for Russia, by knowing that his death will never be acknowledged, accepted. They’ve sent him to die, and they reject him at the same time. They won’t bargain for him, in case he will become a captive, but at the same time, they keep captives, or let’s say hostages like Savchenko to bargain benefits for her.

#russia #artsakh #nkpeace

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)

it would be understandable, if you, by being marginals, or opposition in your countries, who knows how government controls media, and does it’s propaganda, feel somehow close, have some solidarity with the same people in Russia. To know what marginals and non government controlled media writes. To know what people think.

So the “russia today” which is sometimes shared here expresses the point of view of the Russian government. Which shouldn’t be taken as truth only because you dislike your own government. Or if you dislike USA.

That is why I would like to present to you the site, which describes itself as “the real russia today”: https://meduza.io/en

formerly, lenta dot ru, which wasn’t opposition or pro west news site, was taken under control of the state (as most other media) and some of it’s former employees formed meduza.io site. i think you have to know this side. it’s real in terms that it’s not a state propaganda. it’s one of the remaining free media. very weak, alas.

You may dislike it, because you won’t understand many texts. It’s targeted the internal reader, while government RT targets you, uses the language you can understand, and knows which strings to pull to manipulate it’s market. (:

#russia #media #news #propaganda

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)

Putin introduced to Duma a new law proposal, about a creation of National Guards. Corresponding information have appeared in the electronic database of the parliament.

Law defines composition and the tasks of the new force. In particular, guards can check the citizen’s documents, arrest them in order to hand to the police, “if there are enough evidences of law violation or administrative offense”.

Also, National Guards can use force and arms without issuing a warning “in case of direct threat to citizens or other guards”. “Guard has a right to not issue a warning before using physical force, special means, or firearms, if delaying the action can threaten life or health of the citizen, other guard, or can lead to serious consequences”.

Among the “special means” the law lists rubber batons, gas grenades, handcuffs, means of distracting by sound and light effects, the means for breaking barriers and forced stoppage of transport, as well as service animals.

Guards can beleaguer terrains, in particular in order to prevent mass rallies, restrict or prohibit the movement of pedestrians and vehicles.

Opposition assumes that practically, it’s a creation of the alternative army, aimed to protect the regime and Putin personally. Emiliya Slabunova from the “Yabloko” commented that “National Guards is an attempt to secure the authorities from the protests and rallies before the coming elections”. “State turns in to monster, and increases power structures at the expenses of education and healthcare”.

source (in Russian).

#russia #putin #law #yabloko #force

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)