I'm with KB on this one. I had no idea, but i'm paying attention now. thanks for calling our attention to it.
Over the past decade, Armenia has handed Russia control over many of its strategic facilities, including the Armenian nuclear power plant, Armsberbank (the state bank that later became a branch of Russia’s VTB bank), the Hrazdan thermal power plant, and many other assets.
I suppose it should surprise me NOT AT ALL that Russia is doing its slow expansion game plan again, creating puppet governments and government controlled economies. As the saying goes, America has a four year world domination plan, Russia has a four hundred year world domination plan.