“Chorrord Ishkhanutyun” reports that a group of Russian parliamentarians have appealed to President Vladimir Putin to abrogate a 1921 Russian-Turkish treaty that set modern-day Armenia’s borders with Turkey and, in part, Azerbaijan. The paper believes that Putin will create serious security risks for Armenia if he agrees to do that. “It’s not that Turkey will quietly give us back the Kars region if the treaty is annulled,” it says. “The treaty’s annulment would only change one thing: the current Turkish-Armenian borer will no longer be upheld by any international document, and, in a sense, it will become more vulnerable.” The paper says that such a dramatic move would also make Armenia even more dependent on Russia.
“It is in Russia’s state interests to blackmail Turkey and play all the cards, including the Armenian one,” “Aravot” writes on the same subject. “This is another lever [for Russia] to eventually make peace with Turkey from better, more beneficial positions. Let nobody doubt that [such reconciliation] will happen sooner or later. It slightly resembles internal political processes in Armenia. If somebody [in Armenia] goes out of his way in the opposition camp, he may well be raising his price in an effort to become part of the ruling coalition.”
“How to achieve a situation that where there will be a supreme goal uniting everyone, where every group, every individual, ever initiative will take some steps that will automatically contribute to a collective process of attaining a common goal?” asks “Zhamanak.” “For the moment, quite the opposite is happening in Armenia’s social organism, with actions by any individual, party or other group distracting the public and pulverizing its potential.”