YEREVAN. – After when the Russian economy appeared before a crisis, private remittances to Armenia sharply declined, according to Zhoghovurd (People) newspaper.
“And with an amazing coincidence, private money transfers from abroad to Armenia increased on the threshold of the NA [National Assembly] and the [capital city] Yerevan Council of Elders elections. Moreover, the main money came from Russia itself.
“One can conclude that the majority of the pre-election expenses, including the distributed electoral bribe, were brought to Armenia exactly through private remittances.
“The numbers are very telling,” wrote Zhoghovurd.