Moral Crises

Lilit Poghosyan

Hayots Ashkhar Daily
Published on July 29, 2008

During the last demonstration leader of the neobolsheviks Ter-Petrosyan
cynically announced: "During his 10 years term of office he (Robert
Kocharyan – L.P.) cut 5 km red tape and rewarded 10 thousand people
with medals.

Of course we will not discuss how many centimeters red tape has the
first President cut during his notorious years of power, how many
places of entertainments has he opened. Of course they will never
speak about these topics.

Let’s touch upon the medals given to the participants of Artsakh
liberation war, who have always been ignored and disvalued by LTP.

In 1998, the authorities in the person of President Robert Kocharyan
put forward the issue of giving at least moral compensation to the
participants of Artsakh liberation war – to everyone without any

Though logically Levon Ter-Petrosyan should have done it much earlier.

Moreover, he likes to sing his own praises, representing himself as a
"victorious President", that during his years of power Armenia restored
its lost lands.

During the last 10 years by the decrees signed by Robert Kocharyan
4404 people have been rewarded with the Medals of Braveness, from
which 3750 – posthumous.

Thus in the number of those rewarded posthumous the highest index has
been recorded in 2002-2003. In 2002 – 2249 liberation fighters were
rewarded, from whom 2182 – posthumous, in 2003 – 1264, from whom 1247
– posthumous.

If by speculating the fact of the rewards Levon Ter-Petrosyan
hints that by rewarding these people Robert Kocharyan was trying to
strengthen his positions, by winning them over before the elections,
then we must mentioned that this version is mildly speaking ridiculous.

Moreover, after 1998 the ex-President has rewarded 6958 liberation
fighters with Military Service Medals. In this case the overwhelming
majority of the rewards were given in 2006-2007, 3752 – in 2006 and
1855 – in 2007.

Which means it took place when the President’s term of offices was
coming to a close and there is no sense to mention that in this case it
would have been really senseless to "touch the hearts" of those guys.

It’s worth mentioning that in 1999 Karen Demirchyan and Vazgen Sargsyan
were rewarded with the medals of the Motherland and "Armenia’s National
Hero", about which Levon Ter-Petrosyan over again utters no word.

What does this mean? Not only does Levon Ter-Petrosyan ignore those
who have liberated our lands, but he also defames the memory of the
liberation fighters, rewarded posthumous.

This is the "moral" value system of the boss of Armenian Pan National
Movement. He can easily forget his "friends". For the realization of
his personal goals he can stroll over everything saint.