Russian experts visited Yerevan who held press conferences and issued statements saying that Armenia needs to toughen its position on the Syrian issue and disapprove military intervention.
The regular “tours” of Russian experts in Armenia are not news. They come and propose new games to Armenia. But as a rule, Armenia performs the role does not have the role of a player in those games but the one of the ball.
Now Russians are trying to turn Armenia into a ball scored into the Western gate. Apparently, the visits to Armenia of Russian officials and chairmen of two chambers of the State Duma have become more often for this reason.
Apparently, Armenia resists to the understanding that the state interest of Armenia requires a completely different approach and instead of useless attempts to influence the situation around Syria it is necessary to take up useful steps to help the Armenian community of Syria and if necessary organize immigration to Armenia more efficiently.
But the Russian plans are different. For instance, efficient organization of immigration does not make part of its plans but it wants to create as many obstacles as possible, such as enhancement of the flight prices or refusal to increase the intensity of the flights. In this regard, Armavia assumes an interesting role since it is the national carrier of Armenia which owes debts to Russia. There have even been rumors that it will be sold to Russia.
The political field has also issued interesting positions. For example, the head of the ARF bureau Hrant Margaryan left for Syria and stated there that steps should be taken to keep the Armenian community there.
It seems that when a serious war is underway in a country and the life of people is threatened, the task should be to evacuate people from that war zone until war ends, and the situation becomes stable. Let alone the fact that the Syrian Armenians need a homeland where they could find not only protection but also correct the hard economic and demographic situation of the country.
But no one knows why and how, the idea of keeping the Armenian Syrians in Syria is put forward which implies that the Armenian Christian community of Syria will become a ball or a hostage for someone.
And when Russian experts advise Armenians to enter into the Syrian game, it becomes clear how the idea of not allowing the Syrian people to leave that country, the idea of security and stability of the Syrian community came.
Meanwhile, issue N 1 for Armenia is not only not to get involved in that game and not to become a bullet but also to help the Syrian Armenians to quit the game because they can be hit by the ball. In addition, in case it is clear that in Syria everything will not end but will only start with the war because Syria will undoubtedly become a second Iraq or Lebanon.
It is clear that Syria is the home of the Armenian community but it is home unless it becomes dangerous, especially for the Christian Armenians.
Let Russia take care of its geopolitical issues without Armenians this time.