Armenia is Moscow’s bridgehead in the Caucasus, states the article of the research center Startfor dedicated to the South Caucasus.
The researchers point out that Armenia is a buffer zone in the Caucasus for Russia.
It is mentioned in the article that Armenia is a bridgehead for Russia in the South Caucasus as it borders with Azerbaijan and Georgia as well as Turkey and Iran. The next aim of Russia is Armenia’s integration to the Common Economic Space and Eurasian Union.
According to experts, Russia can influence Armenia with economic and political factors.
Of course there is the factor of the Armenian Diaspora in the USA and France, but their influence is only economic. Armenia is not part of the pro-Western league of former Soviet countries and will continue to be loyal to the Kremlin, the article says.