Armenia on Monday marked the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the first republic in 1918.
Officials, led by president Armen Sargsian and Prime Minister, Nikol Pashinyan payed homage to those who fell in the struggle for independence at the Sardarapat memorial in Yerevan.
Afterwards there was a military display on the main square of Yerevan.
Earlier in the day Putin made a shorty private visit to Austria, where he attended the wedding of the Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneisl, and held what was described by the Kremlin as "a brief conversation" with the Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz.
Addressing Armenia's foreign policy Nikol Pashinyan said he wanted a qualitative improvement in the relations with Russia and to improve relations with the EU. To those who are saying Armenia is going to the west, Pashinyan said, "Armenia is going nowhere. It is just standing on its feet"