The National Democratic Alliance of Armenia's Jirayr Sefilian with John Bolton.

The Livingston Group inked a two-month contract on May 4 with the National Democratic Alliance of Armenia, which aims to reduce Russian influence in Armenia and bolster its ties to the West.

Though a member of the Collective Security Treaty Organization with Russia, Belarus, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, Armenia voted for the UN resolution condemning Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

Ties with the CSTO have become frayed after the organization failed to provide military support for Armenia in its long-running battle with Azerbaijan over a disputed border area.

Armenia and Azerbaijan have turned to France and the European Union to try to hammer out a peace treaty.

The firm of former Louisiana Republican Congressman and Speaker-designate Bob Livingston provides PR, lobbying, perception management services to the Alliance in order to raise its visibility in Washington.

TLG is to maintain contact with Members of Congress, Biden administration officials and think tank staffers.

Allen Martin, TLG’s managing partner; and Elias Gerasoulis, consultant, handle the Alliance’s business.