ARA ABRAHAMYAN WON’T MAKE HOVANES BAGHRAMYAN
Nov 21 2006
The head of the Society of Political Scientists Hmayak Hovanisyan gave
a sincere but tough evaluation of the leader of the World Congress
of Armenians, the Union of the Armenians of Russia Ara Abrahamyan
November 21. He asked at the Pastark Club why the Armenians were not
attacked in Russia when Hovanes Baghramyan represented the Armenians in
Russia, whereas now when Ara Abrahamyan is representing the Armenians,
accidents occur regularly.
"Today the nation is represented by Ara Abrahamyan, an oligarch.
Meanwhile, the skinheads, the Russian nationalists protest against
the oligarchs who have given rise to such a social polarization in
Russia, which is strange to the traditions in Russia where equality
within community has always been upheld," Hmayak Hovanisyan says. He
advised Ara Abrahamyan "to go to Russia instead of making stupid
speaches in Armenia and explain to the mayor of the city of Kondopoga,
for instance, that the cross is a Christian value."
Hmayak Hovanisyan referred to an article in the Russian media, the
Komsomolskaya Pravda published in 12 million copies where the mayor
of Kondopoga where ethnic clashes took place several weeks ago asks
the reporter why "they punish for the expression "kill crusaders" but
the persons who shout "kill the Russians" get away with it." Hmayak
Hovanisyan says most Russians may be thinking that the Armenians
"Instead of making speeches here with all the TV channels covering his
stupid speeches, he had better explain to the mayor of Kondopoga and
thousands of other people in Russia, as well as the editorial board
and the editor-in-chief of the Komsomolskaya Pravda that the cross
is a Christian symbol, which is holy for both the Armenians and the
Russians," Hmayak Hovanisyan said.
From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress