The information war between Russian and the West did not start with the Ukraine events, says information security expert Karen Vrtanesyan.
He says the tension between the sides dates back to the 19th century. The struggle exacerbates during the Soviet years, faded away after the collapse of the Soviet Union and then again gathered fresh momentum, along with the strengthening of the Russian Federation. The channel “Russia Today” is one of the main weapons of the Russian propaganda. The propaganda is primarily aimed at the population of the Russian Federation.
For his turn, political analyst Sergey Minasyan says the West has obvious advantages over Russia in the information war. The events in Crimea directly affect Armenia, says the expert.