sepheronx wrote:Actually, Russia could turn it around quite easily, since Armenia's position geographically. If what unfolds in Armenia happens to be the same that happened in Ukraine, they could just kick them out of EEU, sanction them, and watch as they bleed dry, and support Azerbaijan. Eventually, at that point, Armenia will not only lose territory but also sink economically to nothingness and not much can be done to help them. The question is, would they go crawling back to Russia? I think not, but the people who protested would probably end up fleeing to Russia anyway leaving the rest to sink.
But I don't think that will happen. I think Armenian government will step in regardless. According to people on sdelanounas discussion, this isn't the first time this has happened in Armenia.
Where is The Armenian to fill us in?
He already did
And I must say you're acting like quite the haughty imperialist here sepheronx, taking away territory here, switching support there. Been watching too much Game of Thrones maybe.
Try not to precede events - there is no cause for alarm, and even if there was; making some threats, sanctioning or cornering anyone is the last thing that should be done no matter what the situation or outcome.
Armenia is Russia's ally and has been for centuries; if their people have a problem with the government let them deal with it without any outside interference.
If on the other hand this protest is based on faulty pretenses or otherwise has no genuine popular support (as I suspect), than it will fizzle out by itself. Large protests have happened in recent years in Turkey, America, Thailand, China, Russia, Great Britain, Germany, Venezuela, Macedonia, Italy, Argentina, Brazil and I'm sure many other countries with no lasting damage. And no, American NGOs weren't involved in all of them.