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Armenian Troops March in Russian Parade Marking WWII Victory

Armenian Troops March in Russian Parade Marking WWII Victory

  MOSCOW (RFE/RL)—An Armenian army unit participated in Saturday’s massive Russian military parade in Moscow held on the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, which was also officially marked in Armenia. The 64-strong unit and similar contingents from Azerbaijan, several other ex-Soviet states as well as China and India joined

Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) and Chinese President Xi Jinping at a document signing ceremony at the Kremlin. May 8, 2015. (Photo: RIA Novosti)

Russia and China Plan EEU Integration, Silk Road Project

  MOSCOW (TASS)—Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a joint statement Friday on cooperation on the construction of the joint Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and Silk Road projects. The document has been approved by the leaders of the two countries on the basis of bilateral talks held in the Kremlin. Vladimir

Russia Addresses Armenian Concerns over Arms Sales to Baku

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)—Russia is addressing serious concerns that have been voiced by Armenia about its large-scale sales of offensive weapons to Azerbaijan, Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian implied on Thursday. Ohanian stressed in that context the importance of Russian military aid to Armenia, saying that it is continuing unabated. “Very important [Russian-Armenian] documents signed recently also ensure

President Vladimir Putin with President Serzh Sarkisian at Dzidzernagapert in Dec. 2013

Erdogan Snubs Putin’s Invite to Moscow Ceremony

MOSCOW—Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declined an invitation from his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to attend ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory in World War II, in an apparent diplomatic reprisal against the Russian leader’s decision to recognize the Armenian Genocide last month, the Hürriyet Daily News reports. Russian diplomatic

Armenia's Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant, located near Yerevan

Armenia Agrees on Russian Plan to Keep Nuclear Plant Alive

YEREVAN (Arka)—Armenia’s lawmakers gave their approval to two agreements signed with Russia that aim to prolong the operation of Armenia’s Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant through the provision of loans and grants. In December 2014, Russia and Armenia signed a cooperation agreement to extend the life of the second unit of the nuclear power plant until