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    The main problem for Armenia connected with building of new nuclear power generating unit was and still remains the issue of financing. Let us mention one remarkable fact: today the Republic of Armenia take the last place among the counties building nuclear power plants in the aspect of absolute index of the GDP. It is obvious that with such macro-economic indices one cannot implement such an expensive project as building nuclear power generating unit on their own. E.g. Bulgaria which GDP surpass the GDP of Armenian more than 5 times, had to suspend building of Belen Nuclear Power Plant in 2009 because it could not finance the project. And the international investors are not ready to take over financing of the construction of that power generating unit, because they do not know yet whether the project will bring tangible profit in the future.

    Almost the same problem is faced by the RA, because in order to promote foreign investments building of the new nuclear power generating unit must be profitable in our country from purely economic point of view, meanwhile it is not so. It is obvious that the RA authorities will restrict the growth of the electricity prices at any cost in order to soften the social burden of the population. In this case those who are going to finance building of new Armenian Nuclear Power Plant must understand that it is impossible to realize super-profits with the help of nuclear station.

    That was the factor which conditioned the lack of interest of the investors in the project of power generating unit building. The only state that showed interest in it was Russia, which, according to the agreement concluded on August 20, will undertake the most part of financing of the project. This caused many negatively coloured discussions which may not be stopped in the future either: they say Moscow tends to consolidate its positions in Armenia through building new power generating unit. Of course Moscow tends to do so and such intensions are in terms of its fundamental interests, but it is still obscure why should we treat it negatively? One may have an impression that the United States sponsored Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline construction out of sheer humanistic incentives. Undoubtedly, after construction of power generating unit Russian presence in Armenia will become even stronger, meanwhile there has been no serious argument sounded how it affects our interests. There has been no well-grounded argument of how Moscow will use the nuclear power station in order to affect us. Will it demolish it and take it to other country?

    Nuclear energy has always been an important political factor. The nuclear energy, just like oil and gas, depends on international economic and political processes and that is why we should not separate it from politics. In this aspect, due to natural and objective reasons, Russia is the only country which can finance and build in Armenia new nuclear power generating unit which in its turn will become a cornerstone of the energy security of Armenia for the next 50 years.

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    Re: Long live the Russian Federation!

    Where would we be without the Russian Federation? Exactly, nowhere. The Western countries did, will and do not care about Armenia, not now and not in the future.

    Last edited by Tigranakert; 11-10-2010, 07:53 AM.

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      Re: Long live the Russian Federation!

      Though I believe we should have good relations with Russia, we should also be careful that Russia does not sell us to the dogs when the time is right. Remember, Armenia to Russia is a vassal which it can manipulate for its own interests, especially given the fact it's trying to build its dominance in the South Caucuses. To achieve this it will maintain good relations with both Armenia and Azerbaijan, and get involved in the Karabakh process. Believing that Russia is our "savior" and that it's an unbreakable marriage or something is being a little naive. This is politics, countries do what's best for them even if it means betraying or selling an ally.
      Մեկ Ազգ, Մեկ Մշակույթ
      ---
      "Western Assimilation is the greatest threat to the Armenian nation since the Armenian Genocide."

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        Re: Long live the Russian Federation!

        Originally posted by Mos View Post
        Though I believe we should have good relations with Russia, we should also be careful that Russia does not sell us to the dogs when the time is right. Remember, Armenia to Russia is a vassal which it can manipulate for its own interests, especially given the fact it's trying to build its dominance in the South Caucuses. To achieve this it will maintain good relations with both Armenia and Azerbaijan, and get involved in the Karabakh process. Believing that Russia is our "savior" and that it's an unbreakable marriage or something is being a little naive. This is politics, countries do what's best for them even if it means betraying or selling an ally.
        I am happy Armenia is a vassal to Russia, we should try to take maximum advantage of this, as one day in internal chaos this could stop indeed. An example is the construction of a new nuclear power plant, even if Russia does not support us in the future, they can not ''cut'' and ''paste'' the power plant in another country, no it will remain a valuable Armenian asset because of the times we had a ''good'' relationship with the Russian Federation.

        Long live the Russian Federation, which compared to Western countries, is a big ally.

        P.S. Instead of your stupid avatar with the European Union Slavery Pact flag on it, better put one where our beloved Artsakh is also included. Not even talking about your preferences to put 100% anti-Dashnak, instead of 100% anti-Aliyev or whatsoever. People like you are in essence our current day enemies. Not only we have to fight with the baboons, but also take care for the destructive mentality of your kind.
        Last edited by Tigranakert; 11-10-2010, 10:34 AM.

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          Re: Long live the Russian Federation!

          350,000 Armenian citizens involved in sects

          November 10, 2010 | 17:00

          A total of 64 sects are officially registered in Armenia. Over 100 non-official religious organizations are functioning as well, Alexander Amaryan, head of Center for Rehabilitation and Assistance to Victims of Destructive Cults, said during today’s Yerevan-Moscow-Georgia-Ukraine space bridge.

          At the moment sects involve 350,000 people, 100,000 out of them being members of destructive sects, he said, adding that it is quite large number for a 3 million populated country. Amaryan wonders how Armenia could preserve Christianity being under Islamic influence for 6 centuries but lost belief in Armenian Apostolic church within recent 20 years of its independence. According to him, current state with religion is conditioned by manipulations of sects coming from West.

          Alexander Dvorkin, director of the Russian St. Irenaeus of Lyon Center of Religious Studies, noted that there is no official data on sects in Russia, but about 600-800,000 people are involved. The number of official sects in Russia reaches 80, while non-official ones – about 1000.

          Unlike sects functioning in Armenia, that are of western origin, organization functioning in the territory of Russia were also formed in post-Soviet area, for instance Krishnaists moved to Russia from Armenia.

          Kakhaber Kurtanidze, clergyman of Georgian Orthodox Church, says that only three sects are functioning in Georgia. The most dangerous is “Jehovah’s Witnesses”, as members of religious organization oppose treatment of children.

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            Re: Long live the Russian Federation!

            Originally posted by Tigranakert View Post
            I am happy Armenia is a vassal to Russia, we should try to take maximum advantage of this, as one day in internal chaos this could stop indeed. An example is the construction of a new nuclear power plant, even if Russia does not support us in the future, they can not ''cut'' and ''paste'' the power plant in another country, no it will remain a valuable Armenian asset because of the times we had a ''good'' relationship with the Russian Federation.

            Long live the Russian Federation, which compared to Western countries, is a big ally.

            P.S. Instead of your stupid avatar with the European Union Slavery Pact flag on it, better put one where our beloved Artsakh is also included.
            How is being a vassal good? We lose our independence in the process, and Russia decides everything for us. You want Putin deciding Armenia's future?? No, Armenia should pursue an independent foreign policy that maintains good relations with Russia, West, Iran, etc. Our political reforms should be done in accordance with EU, and they are being done so. Russia is not really bastion of human rights or democratic process. Our economic relations are strongest with EU and we should maintain that, including participating in EU projects which we are, as we are considered part of Europe in this realm.

            At the same time, we should still maintain good relations with Russia, but being their vassal is going to far, and puts us in danger. Also realize EU is very intent on having good relations with Russia as the cold war mentality is decreasing. Don't be blind to the dealings that Russia has done with Turkey and Azerbaijan, and even though they've helped us at time during history, they've also sold us to the Turks.
            Մեկ Ազգ, Մեկ Մշակույթ
            ---
            "Western Assimilation is the greatest threat to the Armenian nation since the Armenian Genocide."

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              Re: Long live the Russian Federation!

              P.S. Instead of your stupid avatar with the European Union Slavery Pact flag on it, better put one where our beloved Artsakh is also included. Not even talking about your preferences to put 100% anti-Dashnak, instead of 100% anti-Aliyev or whatsoever. People like you are in essence our current day enemies. Not only we have to fight with the baboons, but also take care for the destructive mentality of your kind.
              I'm the enemy, really?? Just because I disagree with the politics of the Dashnaks? You're allowed to have a differing opinion, and people in Armenia are not shy to criticize some of the policies of the Dashnaks.

              The (armenian) enemy of Armenia are the oligarchs which steal money from the people and have made the lives of some people a living hell. They take the money of poor people and go gamble in the casinos near the airport, or maybe even go to Monte Carlo. They are the ones that hold us back from serious reform and having a government that is legitimate in representing its people.
              Մեկ Ազգ, Մեկ Մշակույթ
              ---
              "Western Assimilation is the greatest threat to the Armenian nation since the Armenian Genocide."

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                Re: Long live the Russian Federation!

                You are both right we shall fight the problem,the times are hard and we need change,we know the obvious problems that are holding back the growth we should point them and demand solutions.
                You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.

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                  Re: Long live the Russian Federation!

                  Russia is a military ally and most of Armenia's weapons come from Russia. I don't see NATO members offering weapons to Armenia. Armenia must deepen her ties with the EU, US as well as Iran, Arab states, India etc, but while NATO is on the side of Armenia's opponents, the current policy is the only one available.

                  As we know most ordinary Russians and Ukrainians don't know the difference between Armenian, Georgian, Abkhaz, 'Azerbaijani', Chechen, Daghestani, even Turkish,Kazakh, Uzbek, Kirghiz, Tatar etc. So Armenians can suffer racial harassment. That is very unpleasant for Armenians. But Russia will remain an ally as long as Turkey and Azerbaijan remain threats. If in 25-30 years these threats disappear, then it's a different matter. I don't want Turkish aircraft over Armenia's skies in exchange for empty promises from the EU!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Long live the Russian Federation!

                    Originally posted by lampron View Post
                    I don't want Turkish aircraft over Armenia's skies in exchange for empty promises from the EU!
                    My understanding is that Turkish aircraft are allowed to fly over Armenia as part of a reciprocal agreement.
                    Politics is not about the pursuit of morality nor what's right or wrong
                    Its about self interest at personal and national level often at odds with the above.
                    Great politicians pursue the National interest and small politicians personal interests

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