Apathy of Armenian Officials

Country of Georgia nationalized the flag of Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia, but it seems that the matter doesn’t even bother scientific circle of Armenia, although they surely know about the origin of the flag. The fact of borrowing isn’t the most terrible part, but the disregard of known facts by Armenian historians is.

Does that mean that tomorrow foreign states might be able to appropriate another Armenian works and there will be no response whatsoever? Will that indifference carry on?

Latest events related to Armenian Greco-Roman wrestler, Olympic Champion (2016) and bronze medalist (2012), two-time World Champion (2014, 2015), and three-time European Champion (2012, 2013, 2014) Artur Aleksanyan is a clear sign that such neglect no longer can be allowed.

Aleksanyan was disqualified from international competition held in June, 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia, as a result of a provocation.

Aleksanyan left the mat during the match after a fight had broken out on tribunes, involving his father. The fact that the referee was a Turk and Aleksanyan’s competitor was Georgian might be not just a simple coincidence.

Of course, as long as material well-being of Armenian officials is not affected, no actions will be undertaken.

In cases similar to Aleksanyan’s it is even beneficial for the president of Armenia’s National Olympic Committee Gagik Tsarukyan as he won’t have to grant automobiles and apartments to the winners of international competitions.

As long as politics in Armenia are done for moneymaking but not for preservation of national identity, development, and survival in global political environment, no official will be concerned about the protection of own people and their interests.

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