YEREVAN. – Hraparak daily of Armenia writes: Prior to being appointed Prime Minister of Russia, the new head of the Russian government, Mikhail Mishustin, 53, served as head of the Russian tax service from 2010 to 2020.
Our sources say that he has a close relationship with the [Armenia's] SRC [State Revenue Committee] former chairman, now arrested Gagik Khachatryan. Moreover, they say they even have a joint business.
After Mishustin's appointment as Russian Prime Minister, in fact, another headache has been added to [Armenian PM] Nikol Pashinyan. Now not only [ex-President] Robert Kocharyan, a close friend of Russian President Vladimir Putin, but also a friend of Russian Prime Minister Mishustin is in prison. And in this case, it is perhaps doubly meaningless to hope that Armenia will have warm, friendly relations with Russia.