Despite the crackdown that followed the invasion of Ukraine, journalists carry on the battle for free expression.
Millions from all over the region have historically travelled there to work, with their remittances playing a significant part in many countries’ economies.
Both countries have been flooded with incitement alongside deliberate confusion between fiction and historical facts.
Experts deem political pressure to have paid off in energy negotiations.
Armenia’s strategic ally is keeping quiet – but may be playing a longer game.
A state of continuous semi-war has served the Kremlin well.
Fears that Moscow cannot be trusted as a guarantor of national security.
Attitudes are often negative, fed by media rhetoric.
Experts say that Armenians can gain politically and economically from increasingly fraught relationship.
Russia’s desire to increase its military role in Armenian airspace may be connected to differences with Turkey on Syria.