“Yes, there was a time when Armenia stretched from sea to sea and beyond, a time when luck crowned the victorious Armenian forehead with pink fingers. But, alas, nothing lasts forever under the sun. A nation that swiftly rises up must be toppled with a crash.
A nation is destined to gradually lose its power until its neighbors one day begin to “share its clothes” and until it feels dependent and under the yoke of slavery.
What are the reasons? Let the foreign-speaking Mr. Arlen not be worried, we have no disagreements regarding these reasons with him. Yes, Armenia ended its political existence by suicide. It was primarily defeated by the demon of civil strife and only secondarily by external enemies.
It destroyed itself – on this occasion, I will also find wrathful words. But why in vain stir up the past? I admit that the Armenians have no moral right to absolve themselves of their terrible misfortunes and political collapse that have occurred for many centuries.”