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Political scientist: Attack on Russian language began long before transferring transportation system of Armenia and NPP to France

Politics Materials 11 October 2011 19:20
The campaign, launched in Armenia in connection with the country's subordination to the Russian influence, is once again experiencing a phase of intensity.
Political scientist: Attack on Russian language began long before transferring transportation system of Armenia and NPP to France

Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 11 /Trend, M.Aliyev/

The campaign, launched in Armenia in connection with the country's subordination to the Russian influence, is once again experiencing a phase of intensity. Although this is also connected with French President Nicolas Sarkozy's visit to Armenia, but the intensity started much earlier, the director of the Center for Political Innovation and Technology, a political scientist Mubariz Ahmedoglu said.

"The attacks on the Russian language in Armenia had two distinctive features. First of all, it was a sudden and unjustified campaign against the Russian language in the whole CIS, and secondly, it is carried out by the public. Therefore, they particularly demonstrate the struggle against Russian-language by public so that the anti-Russian sentiment in Armenia would be clearly visible. Earlier there could be a different cover or justification by the Western-Armenian relations, the signing of a latent strategic cooperation between Armenia and NATO. There were even Russian politicians who supported Armenia's ties with the United States and NATO and its rush to the side of Turkey," said Ahmedoglu.

According to him, campaigning against the Russian language, Armenia openly demonstrated its strategic intentions. "Maybe, starting a campaign against the Russian language, Armenia demonstrates a desire to move to the side of West and thereby, probes the Russian side. In other words, they are fighting, carrying out reconnaissance," said the analyst.

Representatives of the political sphere in Armenia and intellectuals for a long time and in insulting manner have been fighting against the Russian language, said Ahmedoglu.

"Moscow's politicians have not reacted to it for a long time. The experts such as the members of the State Duma of Russia K.Zatulin, S.Markedonov, A.Zakharov, A.Areshev, M.Alexandrov, who always protected the interests of Armenia, supported Armenia's policy even in the period of insulting Russian language. Politicians, whose names were mentioned during the critical attacks on the Russian language, including other politicians of Russian origin, did not react at all. Let show any of these politicians who whenever reacted to anti-Russian policy of Armenia. Aforementioned persons are not random people, most of them are employees of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. Given that they protect Armenia, these politicians did not even expressed their attitude towards this issue during the meetings behind closed doors in Armenia," said the political scientist.

According to him, these politicians can not react negatively to the anti-Russian activities of Armenia. It is not just the financial resources received from the Armenians. There are other forms of their relations with the Armenians in Moscow and the West.

"The main factor that Armenia turned to the side of the West is called the situation in the transport infrastructure. A large group of Russian experts supported Armenia's occupation of Azerbaijani territories. None of them raised the question of beginning the operation of the railway line Moscow-Baku-Yerevan. Now the Armenian railways are unprofitable because of the access to Russia. In order to become profitable, Armenia should join the network of railways of the world or through Russia or through Turkey. Intentionally or accidentally not desiring to join the Russian railways, Armenia, intending to sell its railways to France, wants to join the global transportation system through Turkey," said Ahmedoglu.

It is necessary to approach from this context the question about replacing Russia with France in building nuclear power plant in Armenia, he said.

"The attacks on the Russian language began long before raising questions about the transport system of Armenia and the NPP. Harassment of Russian language and other pressure on the interests of Russia in Armenia took place with the direct participation of prominent politicians of the Russian Federation," said Ahmedoglu.

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