RAP Needs A Milk Cow No Longer


[03:04 pm] 23 November, 2006

Haroutyun Arakelyan, chairman of Ramkavar Azatakan
Party (RAP), is indignant at Ara Abrahamyan, the
President of World Congress of Armenians and the Union
of the Armenians of Russia.

`I shall pursuit him to the end’, declared Haroutyun
Arakelyan in the club `Urbat’ today.

RAP is no longer a member of the World Congress of
Armenians as they came to realise who `Ara Abrahamyan
is in reality’.

Mr. Arakelyan claims that they realised it long ago
but they have decided to abandon the structure now,
after three years’ work. In Mr. Arakelyan’s words, the
World Congress of Armenians is in a terrible state, on
the verge of collapse.

Haroutyun Arakelyan says that RAP was one of the
founders of the structure which then had over 2000

Mr. Haroutyun’s offence is not determined by the fact
that Ara Abrahamyan refused to sponsor their party in
the forthcoming elections. They merely don’t want to
trust the fate of the party to a man like Mr.
Abrahamyan who is `far from being a generous person’.

As for the alliance RAP-Ara Abrahamyan during the
previous elections, Mr. Arakelyan says, `We found a
milch cow. Why shouldn’t we fleece him?’ Then Mr.
Arakelyan added that they really respected and had
close ties with Ara Abrahamyan’s family and his

Mr. Arakelyan didn’t say which party they will join in
the 2007 Parliamentary elections. He only noted that
they currently cooperate with Samvel Babayan and it is
upon the party’s congress to decide.

He claims that ideological struggle is apparent in the
political field and the political mentality has not
developed in the country since 1988.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS