Why Did Lyudmila Ter-Petrosyan Return To Armenia?

Vardan Barseghyan

Hayots Ashkhar Daily
Published on July 18, 2008

A Cheap and Primitive Spectacle

Yesterday, all the newspapers supporting the Armenian Pan-National
Movement publicized a very heart-breaking news release on their front
pages. It ran as follows: Ter-Petrosyan’s wife has returned from the
United States and even visited the Northern Avenue.

"Those who think that my family members or I am going to leave Armenia
are people who cannot get rid of the psychology of the refugee. I
am sure that none of the members of the pan-national movement wishes
to leave Armenia as he/she is sure that there is nothing sweater in
the world than one’s homeland," Ms. Ter-Petrosyan announced to the
activists participating in the sit-in protest.

Take your handkerchiefs and wipe your tears, dear brothers and
sisters. Did you wipe them? And did you drink water? So, we can pass
on to a serious conversation.

"Hayots Ashkharh" was the first to inform the reader that on July
3, Lyudmila Ter-Petrosyan and Lilit Ter-Petrosyan, the wife and the
daughter-in-law of the leader of the "liberation movement", as well as
his three grand-children left for the United States by the Yerevan –
Paris- Los-Angeles flight.

Let’s note that the office of the "pan-national" movement first refused
to comment upon=2 0the fact. And this is quite explicable. The thing
is that the departure of L. Ter-Petrosyan’s family aroused serious
dissatisfactions both among the closest co-thinkers of the leader and
the ordinary activists. As informed by the sources, the latter even had
unpleasant conversations with David Shahnazaryan regarding the topic.

The question was advanced like this: we struggle here and spare no
effort to make Ter-Petrosyan a President, and his family is enjoying
itself in Washington. Where is justice?

And thus, in order to mitigate the justified dissatisfactions of the
co-thinkers, Ter-Petrosyan has to call his wife back to Armenia. We
emphasize, only his wife. His son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren
are now in the United States, so the titles running "Ter-Petrosyan’s
family has returned" arouse only grin and nothing more.

Here is a cheap and primitive spectacle performed in front of our eyes

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“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