Among the calls of the protesters, familiar calls are heard to curtail all cooperation between Russia and Armenia. And while no concrete action has yet been taken in this direction, the question of the interaction of the two countries has clearly been called into question. Who will hit the gap the most?
The main export item of the Armenian economics is food products, and Armenia’s membership in the Eurasian Economic Union, of which Russia is the largest market, greatly simplifies trade by abolishing import duties and reducing the time and complexity of cargo handling. In addition, Russia ensures the energy security of Armenia by ensuring the operation of a nuclear power plant, which provides 40% of the electricity to the country's system. In addition to the economic component, Armenia is a member of the CSTO, a military organization in which Russia acts as a guarantor of the absence of tension in Nagorno-Karabakh. The possible withdrawal of Russia from the territory of Armenia at the request of the new authorities of the republic sharply increases the danger of the resumption of large-scale hostilities.
On the other hand, Armenia for Russia is the best demonstration that our state is a guarantee of stability and security. Agricultural products can be bought in dozens of other countries, and the strategic location of Armenia makes it very difficult in terms of supplying the territory, but in this case, mercantile interests are almost the most insignificant factor in the whole situation. The loss of one of the few allies, the emergence of a hotbed of tension in our friendly country and the next victory of the next "Maidan" is a serious reputation blow for Russia, and in the current situation this is a very unfavorable result, which can be followed by a series of even more sad consequences.