ARMENIA’S PREMIER AND ACTOR VARDAN PETROSYAN ONLY PERSONS JOKING ABOUT EMIGRATION
Actor Vardan Petrosyan has confessed that he finds it quite difficult
to show emigration and poverty in his performances. But he considers
it his duty to cheer people up.
“It is most difficult to joke about emigration. Our premier can do it,
and I too. I joke about emigration for fifteen minutes, people laugh,
but my heart is bleeding. I will cheer them up as much as I can,”
The actor is not calling for a revolution in his performances. Rather,
it is a call for unity.
“Art does not call for revolutions. Quite another thing is that I
praise and encourage young people. I am proud of our young people
who struggled. They must be encouraged. This is a call for spiritual
unity. Nothing can be spoken of without spiritual unity. As a rule,
each one pursues his own interests during revolutions, but individual
interests are out of the question in this case,” the actor said.
Petrosyan knows that the fare rise is on the agenda. Speaking of
the rising prices, he said it must not be “through skinning old men
“We had a huge gas price rise, and let no one try to plead economic
problems. Even economists say that the gas price may not be raised
so much. I am sure the Yerevan Municipality was able to procure funds
for subsidies,” Petrosyan said.
He also addressed Armenia’s decision to join the Customs Union. With
humor typical of him, the actor said that he is sorry for Russia,
Belarus and Kazakhstan rather than for Armenia because of Armenian
“It reminds me of the turn of the 20th century, when both in Western
Armenia and here we were trying to find our bearings. When you study
history, you see we were only treated as a plaything,” the actor said.
Armenia is not a state capable of playing games Turkey is playing.
As regards Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia will suffer too. “A checkpoint
will be set up between Armenia and Artsakh [Nagorno-Karabakh]. Who
needs it? Even if an honest Russian customs officer will not allow
an Armenian citizen take anything to or bring anything from Artsakh,
what are we speaking about?”
Armenian News – Tert.am
From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress