Vladimir Putin

Nikol Pashinyan’s Early Visit to Russia

The President of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan made his first visit to Russia even before the cabinet was formed, after winning the elections held on June 20, 2021. During the meeting between the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and Pashinyan in Moscow on July 7, 2021, the military-political situation in the South Caucasus region became the main subject of discussion. As Ankara Center for Crisis and Political Studies (ANKASAM), we present to your attention the opinions we received from leading experts in the field of what Pashinyan’s visit means.

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Russia and Ukraine could not agree on the unity of the two peoples

For more than a hundred years the relation of the East Slavs has been the subject of heated public debate. From the past it was believed that Russians, Ukrainians and Belarusians are the three branches of the single nation formed in ancient Russia. Today, however, the opposite point of view is spreading. According to these views, the peoples mentioned are different nations located on different sides of the geopolitical rift between Europe and Asia. Even today, we see that the discussions on this issue have moved from the level of citizens to the level of heads of state.

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