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Old 09-29-2020, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Ursus Maior View Post
In short, I don't think that Armenia will receive to much support from Russia, but Russia might wish to enforce a diplomatic solution. Yes, Armenia can play the "First Christians" card, after all, historical Armenia adopted Christianity before any other realm did and that means a lot to nationalistic and religious elements in countries such as Russia, Serbia or Greece, but Russia cannot hope to gain a lot from Armenia. It's landlocked between Georgia and Azerbaijan and both these countries are better targets for Russian hybrid war and diplomatic-economic influence politics.
I hope you are right, U.M., but I worry that with additional tensions between Russia and Turkey, and associated proxy conflicts currently underway in Libya and Syria, that we're headed for a direct confrontation between the two regional powers. Iran is a wild card.

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