This view has nothing to do with the reality. First, Robert Kocharyan has power in the NKR only in the formal sense. Artsakh Defense Command Samvel Babayan’s military dictatorship was set up in Artsakh during the 90th scan. Robert Kocharyan’s presidency was in the shade of that dictatorship, or at best, its political sign. Moreover, there is a view that in 1997, Robert Kocharyan appeared in Armenia as a result of Samvel Babayan’s «sequel». People near elite in Artsakh say that Samvel Babayan «exiled» Serge Sargsyan and Robert Kocharyan from Artsakh.