Armenia: Blogger Bank Boycott

The Armenian Observer reports that following the closure of a branch in the self-declared Republic of Nagorno Karabakh, some Armenian bloggers are urging a boycott of the Russian-owned VTB Bank. Central to the problem is that Nagorno Karabakh is recognized internationally as a part of Azerbaijan, and the bank is making a bid to acquire a bank in a country which is technically still at war with Armenia over the disputed territory.

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