The Russian Company Causing Riots In Armenia

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In June 2015, protests broke out in Armenia when a Russian electric company increased their prices. Here’s a look into what happened.

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Armenia protests: Electricity price hike suspended
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-33301689
“The president of Armenia has suspended an increase in electricity prices that led to more than a week of protests.”

Kremlin Fears a Revolution in Armenia
http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-06-24/kremlin-fears-a-revolution-in-armenia
“The events of the past five days in Armenia can be followed on Twitter under the hashtag #ElectricYerevan, but they aren’t on the front pages of global newspapers.”

Armenian protesters block road for third day over energy hikes
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/6/24/armenians-protest-for-third-day-over-energy-hikes.html
“A standoff between police and demonstrators protesting a hike in electricity prices blocked the central avenue in Armenia’s capital on Wednesday for a third straight day, with no visible progress toward resolving the worst unrest that the impoverished former Soviet nation has seen in years.”

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