Russia’s Putin congratulates Armenia on Independence Day

 Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Armenia’s leader Serzh Sargsyan on the occasion of the country’s Independence Day.

In a congratulatory address, the Russian President stressed the successful and comprehensive development of Armenian-Russian relations and hailed the willingness of Armenian partners to further reinforce the mutually beneficial cooperation both on bilateral level and within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union, the OSCE and the CIS.

Vladimir Putin reiterated the committment of the Russian side to continue to help Armenia in solving the urgent social-economic issues and voiced confidence that the whole framework of allied relations and the constructive cooperation on regional issues would continue to develop.

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS