Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan will meet president Putin of Russia in Moscow on Saturday. This will be the third meeting between the two men since Pashinyan became prime minister of Armenia in May, and comes amid speculation about problems in Armenia-Russia relations in the Armenian and Russian media.
photo: Prime Minister Pashinyan and President Putin at their meeting in May 2018 (archive picture)
Most of the festivities were this year held outside Yerevan, in the city of Gyumri. The main event saw 13 citizens being awarded the title "Hero of our times".
Ahead of a scheduled meeting between the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan later this month, Ahmad Alili looks at the current state of the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process, and argues that public opinion now requires answers and clarifications