WASHINGTON, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite being entirely in English and produced for U.S. audiences, FactCheckArmenia today issued a statement highlighting the fact that 100lives.com relies on Russia to drive up site visits and search ranking. In fact, only 3.9 percent of overall visitors are from the United States, according to Alexa.com.
In 2014, Armenia took a dangerous diplomatic turn when it chose to join Russia's new customs union, turning its back on the West and its fellow former Soviet states. Armenia is a former member of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, the Russian-led military alliance.
"Armenia and its supporters are cozying up to Moscow more today than ever before," said Ayhan Ozmekik, a spokesman for FactCheckArmenia. "At the same time as they ask America and other Western countries for aid and assistance, they continue to side with those who would imperil the national security of the United States."
"Just like Armenia sides with Russia politically, they're also using Russia to drive site visits to their propaganda outlets like 100lives.com. This is further evidence of the dishonest tactics that the Armenian diaspora uses as they attempt to bully the United States and the world," Ozmekik continued.
"It is in the greatest interest of the United States' national security that the US Congress and the current Administration review and take decisive action to address Armenia's continued deception. US taxpayer dollars should not be sent to a nation that has a demonstrated lack of interest in pursuing American values."
Despite Armenia declaring its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia has been positioned to be the country's most important trade partner after being given a monopoly on selling Armenia cheap gas through 2043. Even more disturbing, Russia continues to be Armenia's primary supplier of arms, funding attacks on Azerbaijan that has led to countless civilian deaths.