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Armenians Protest Putin -- But Not His Military Aid

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited his country's military base in Gyumri, Armenia. (photos: kremlin.ru)

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited his country's military base in Gyumri, Armenia, while unprecedented protests against Putin took place in the capital, Yerevan. Protesters objected to Armenia's plan to join the Russia-led Customs Union -- which they say Putin bullied their president, Serzh Sargsyan, into -- and Russian pressure generally. But one key element of the Russian-Armenian relationship remains relatively unquestioned in Armenia: Russia's military role in the country.

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Armenians Protest Putin -- But Not His Military Aid

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