Throughout history the creation and decline of the Armenian states followed the same scenario. At least, in the past 2000 years the people of the east of Armenia, Syunik and Artsakh, began and headed the fight for liberation which resulted in an independent or half-independent state and forming of a government. More than other provinces, Syunik and Artsakh retained the ethnic Armenian element and cells of independence, the instinct and aspiration to build an independent state, had more or less efficient military. It allowed restoring the Armenian state in different stages of history.
However, the government of Armenia shortly lost control over the domestic situation. The statehood “inertia” of the empire ran out and processes of degradation started in the country which was led by the Apostolic Church and the princes of other provinces which accrue some resource during independence, refuse to obey the central government and try to retain their influence with the help of external forces. Propaganda headed by the Apostolic Church was put to use to justify and beatify the centrifugal tendency.
The modern stage of the Armenian state seems to follow the same scenario. The movement for the liberation of Karabakh was followed by the establishment of the independent Armenian state. A government was formed which was unable to establish rule of law and further strengthen independence.
The country was ruled by the military and feudal groups, racketeering flourished. This government was toppled soon, and the new government gradually eliminated the military and feudal groups and established law and order based not on the Constitution and legislation but agreements between different groups, quotas. A criminal and oligarchic system emerged which shared all the resources of Armenia.
Each representative of this system became the prince of an area, defining the laws and appointing the government. This is not local self-government according to the democratic definition but feudal rule which is an anti-state activity, in fact.
Now this system is collapsing, old agreements are not observed, new ones cannot be achieved. The reasons are different and a different story. The only way of protecting their own life and property is to look for a new master who will ensure their security. And they are ready to give their master a treasure which is not theirs but the future generations’.
Following the steps of the so-called economic and political elite, one can see the same scenario. The Armenian state is on the same path, in the same vicious circle. Evidence to this is the fuss for joining the Eurasian Union in return for personal guarantees from Putin. They will again surrender what does not belong to them, which they have grabbed though crimes against their own state and people.
State building is a difficult job, requires devotion, self-denial, dream, inner powerful culture.