The Armenians can hardly be interested in the events in the Middle East, at best, they are interested in the fate of their compatriots, so a variety of troubles occurs to them. Even quite educated people have no idea what’s going on in the neighboring region, which is so important for the interests and security of Armenia. Nevertheless, the Armenian population is not indifferent to these events, and their presence in this region is haunted not only by Turkey, but also Russia.
For decades, Armenians in the Middle East have not fitted in the interests of Russia, and have been an extremely unpleasant factor for the latter, which reminded about some problems, directly linked to Armenia. Besides the unpleasant associations related to the desire to distance Armenia from the Middle East and in general from foreign policy, the Armenian population reminded of the existence of the numerous Christian population in Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Egypt and Iraq.
The Soviet Union and Russia for many decades have considered the Christian population of the Middle East not only as an undesirable, but also as hostile to the Russian interests. The Soviet Union and Russia for some time bet on the Muslim political forces, designating the Christian forces, as “right-Christian.”
Of course, this was an invented and senseless concept which first brought the USSR to a deadlock and then also Russia leaving them with quite untrustworthy groups which engaged in terrorizing the Russian diplomats.
Who knows the not so old history of the Middle East, understands what I mean. In Moscow, they had to hear that Russia can lose in tactics, but it never loses in geopolitics. What kind of nonsense? Russia lost the geopolitics across its border, and in all, without exception, geopolitical areas.
Of course, in many respects, this was due to the inheritance, which it received from the Soviet Union and the Communist Party, but also the new, non-communist Russia has successfully continued doing nonsense in which simply got stuck the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, some circles which in some formal or informal way, clung on the guardianship of state structures.
Now, Russia is trying to make friends with the same “right-Christian” forces, but it receives speculative actions in response. Too much baseness against them for decades.
Now the Russians imagine that, finally, the history of Armenians in the Middle East is over, which will strengthen Armenia's foreign policy problems, and will limit its potential in international relations.
The Russian media, especially the news agency “Regnum” continue to play up entirely far-fetched questions, trying all means to configure Armenia against the United States and cause anti-American sentiment. In this way the problem of the Middle East is spread to other regions, in this case to the Caucasus. But this region has become more incontrollable, as it may seem.
A good opportunity, I must say. However, the fact is that they are approved by stupid Armenian “political scientists” whose place should be in an organization such as the society “Knowledge”.
Of course, both the Americans and Russians will get “their” portion who have long speculated on Middle Eastern themes. Ensuring presence in the region has become a costly affair, but if the U.S. and its partners are always able to “recoup” their presence, then Russia is unable, even, to provide weapons to the countries at “affordable” prices.