MOSCOW, February 1 (RIA Novosti) - Russia and Armenia are to establish joint defense enterprises under the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), the post-Soviet security body's head Nikolai Bordyuzha said on Friday, following a visit to Yerevan in late January.
“The key purpose of my trip there, with a big delegation of Russian arms-industry sector bosses, was to work out measures to integrate Armenia’s military-industrial enterprises with similar activities in Russia,” Bordyuzha said.
“These include establishment of armament repair service centers, joint armor enterprises and air-asset repair enterprises,” he said. “Some eight or nine military-industrial joint ventures are to be created,” Bordyuzha added.
The CSTO's current members are Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan. In December 2012, Uzbekistan officially suspended its CSTO membership.
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- RakijaAlliance07:39, 05/02/2013From an Armenian perspective, it's about time Russia invested and created a larger span of joint enterprises between the two nations. After all we are part of the empire, the nation deserves an equal footing in its development in all spheres. From a geopolitical perspective it's in Russia's interest to fast track military developments as well as all other spheres of joint developments, construction, investment, science etc. For two reasons. 1. It's in Russia's interest to capitalize on Armenia's intelligence and resources which in turn will provide a stronger economic zone and 2. No subjects will stand for imperialism unless it reeps the benefits. So far Armenia has some investment and 1 Russian base not enough for a nation to vehemently belong to an Empire!
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