Russia Intends To Revise Policy Towards Armenia

RUSSIA INTENDS TO REVISE POLICY TOWARDS ARMENIA

PanARMENIAN.Net
30.03.2006 23:31 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Administration of the Russian President intends
to revise its policy line in relations with Armenia, said professor
Mikhail Meyer, the Director of the Institute of Asian and African
Studies of Moscow State University. In his words, relations with a
strategic partner as Armenia is for Russia, should be closer. “Absence
of scientific and cultural ties between our countries in latest 10-15
years have had a negative impact on the relations.

After the collapse of the USSR a situation that is very unfavorable for
Russia was formed: it does not have specialists on CIS countries. Now
the state of affairs started improving, however there is a lack
of Armenian teachers, especially grabar (ancient Armenian),” the
professor noted.

He also remarked that certain progress is available on the way of
Armenia and Russia becoming closer.

“Academician Mikhail Piotrovsky was in Yerevan lately, my colleague
Vitaly Naumkin is in Yerevan now, specialist on Arab countries Dmitry
Frolov is soon expected to arrive. We almost do not know the works
of contemporary Armenian historians, however I hope the gap will be
filled,” Mikhail Meyer remarked.

Professor Mikhail Meyer is in Yerevan on the invitation of the South
Caucasian branch of the Caucasus Democracy Institute development
foundation.

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