In recent days, some forces in our republic have been trying to spread an anti-Russian mood. Mikayel Melkumyan, a member of the opposition Prosperous Armenia faction in parliament and an economist by profession, wrote about this on his Facebook page.

"(…) the friendship between the Armenian and Russian peoples has a history of centuries, deep roots, and today there are no objective preconditions in our country for sowing an anti-Russian mood. And it will not work artificially.

Do we forget that the Russian Federation is our strategic ally, the largest trade and economic partner? Every year, hundreds of thousands of citizens of the Republic of Armenia work in the Russian Federation. We [Armenia and Russia] are in a single system of ensuring security.

And finally, the Republic of Armenia and the Russian Federation are EEU member states.

Thousands of companies with Russian capital operate in the Republic of Armenia.

I leave the conclusions to you,” Melkumyan added, in particular.