There is no dictatorship in Armenia. It’s just that one needs to be courteous and stand up when the primary figure of the state enters the room. This is what acting Minister of Environment of Armenia Romanos Petrosyan told reporters after today’s government session.
Asked why government officials wouldn’t stand up in the past, the acting minister said perhaps the reason was the ‘velvet revolution’ during which nothing was imposed on people. “Now it’s a ‘steel revolution’, and yes, it will be ‘steel’ from now on,” Petrosyan added.