Contents tagged with Armenia

  • Armenia rejects Russian arms tender without explanation

    Russia plans to send Armenia a note of protest regarding the rejection of an arms supply tender submitted by the Russian company ORSIS, RIA Novosti reports, citing a copy of the document in its possession.

    The note, dated October 22, 2019, is addressed to Armenian Defense Minister David Tonoyan. It states that ORSIS’s proposal was rejected without any reasons being provided, and that Armenia has unjustifiably placed the firm on its list of unreliable suppliers.

    Russia requests that Defense …

  • Armenia expects Su-30SM fighters and other 'military surprises' from Russia

    Armenian Defense Minister David Tonoyan said that Armenia expects supplies of Su-30SM fighters and other "military surprises" from Russia, reports Sputnik Armenia news outlet.

    In an interview, Tonoyan said that the supply of four Su-30SM purchased from Russia is expected at the end of this year or early next year.

    Answering the question on the supply of other weapons, the Minister noted that many details cannot be revealed now, but "military surprises" are possible.

    In particular, the …

  • Russian tourists not in a hurry to leave Georgia after Putin’s flight ban

    Russian tourists in Georgia do not see the reason for the quick return home. According to them, the situation in the country is calm, despite the riots organized by the opposition in Tbilisi, reports TourDom news outlet.

    The same report gives journalist Yevgeny Zheyda, who is on vacation in Georgia.

    "From the first day, we noticed that Georgians do not equate Russian tourists with Russian authorities — there was no negativity towards us, even though you can find people wearing t-shirts with …

  • Pashinyan calls for the second stage of the Armenian revolution

    Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan urged citizens to block all court buildings in the country on Monday, May 20, reports Deutsche Welle.

    According to him, on May 20, he intends to announce "the second and most important stage of the Armenian revolution."

    "Starting from 08:30 am we will block all entrances and exits of all ships in the country, without exception, so that no one could enter. From noon my speech will be broadcasted live," writes Pashinyan on his Facebook page.

    This …

  • Russia prepares a trial batch of new AK-12 for Armenia

    In an interview with Kommersant, Vladimir Dmitriev, the head of the Kalashnikov concern stated that a contract was signed with Armenia, for the supply of the new AK-12 automatic weapons. 

    According to him, the first batch is ready for delivery. “For now I can say that Armenia will be the first country, besides Russia, to purchase the AK-12. The contract is signed, we are preparing a small batch with approximately 50 assault rifles. They will assess, field test them, and we hope, continue to …

  • Armenia considers buying Iranian gas instead of Russian

    Acting Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said that the authorities of the country will discuss the possibility of purchasing gas from Iran.

    He said that Armenia will simultaneously hold negotiations with the Russian side to find the most profitable solution.

    At present, Armenia is not satisfied with the sharp increase in the price of Russian gas that will cost $ 165 per thousand cubic meters instead of the previous price, $150, starting from 2019.

    “The issue of supplying Iranian gas is …

  • Russia raises gas price for Armenia by 10%

    From January 1, 2019, the price of Russian gas for Armenia will be raised to $165 per thousand cubic meters, the press service of Gazprom reported on Monday. 

    The new price is 10% higher than the price established by the agreement of April 2016. 

    “In accordance with the supplementary agreement signed to the contract between Gazprom Export LLC and Gazprom Armenia CJSC, determining the price of gas supplies to Armenia in 2019, the price of Russian gas will be $165 per one thousand cubic meters …

  • US wants to break Russia's influence on Armenia

    The Donald Trump’s administration aims to increase its influence in the post-Soviet territories in 2019, including the countries that remain key allies of Kremlin and are part of both the CSTO defense bloc and the Eurasian Economic Union.

    Analysts from the consulting company Stratfor warned that Washington’s immediate goal will be to strengthen relations with Armenia, where loyal to the Kremlin Prime Minister, Serzh Sargsyan, resigned in May as a result of the “velvet revolution” and mass …

  • Armenia accuses Gazprom of multi-billion tax evasion

    The Armenian authorities have conducted an audit on the local Gazprom subsidiary and uncovered colossal tax violations, the Armenian State Revenue Committee (SRC) reported on Wednesday.

    Gazprom Armenia, the country’s sole gas provider, gave the tax authorities “deliberately false information” in its reports for 2016-2017, as a result of which it paid “several billion” too little tax on profit and VAT, according to the SRC.

    In addition, the company was involved in shady gas selling schemes. …

  • Armenia may buy Su-30 fighters from Russia

    Acting Armenian Defense Minister David Tonoyan announced on Monday, November 12, at a press conference in Yerevan that his country is negotiating the purchase of Russian fighter jets. “Yes, these will be Su-30s,” he responded when asked which fighters were being discussed.

    Tonoyan also said that no decision has been made to buy Swedish multipurpose Saab JAS-39 Gripen fighters for the Armenian Air Force, despite reports in the media. However, he did note that Yerevan has received an offer “from …