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Angry Town Wants to Kick Out Immigrants
A Desperate, Destitute Nation Deserts Itself
(A 2001 report on Armenia today)



I grew up on a farm in the southern United States of America. As a boy working on the farm I would from time to time discover a den of snakes. There would always be a countless number of them wound up together ready to strike out at anyone or anything that came close to them. The more snakes in a den the larger it was.

This is exactly the way modern day Armenians are when they escape from what they call their "ancient homeland" where the average monthly income is less than $25 for a person if they are lucky enough to have a job. Once they escape their tiny land-locked state they find a good place in another land and then den up together.

Over the past ten years more than one million Armenians have fled from their self-anointed "ancient homeland" that the Russians gave to them after they took the lands from the original Muslim owners. The Russians used superior numbers and armed force to kill and force the Muslim population off their real "ancient homelands." The Russians then moved fellow Armenian Christians onto these Muslim properties. They began giving Muslim lands to Armenians less than 200 years ago. Even with almost 200 years of armed Russian help, there are today less than 2 million Armenians left in their Russian given "ancient homeland."

Wherever Armenians go throughout the world they den up together just like the snakes of my youth. Most of the one million Armenians who escaped from their tiny state over the past ten years went to Russia where they continued to den up together. The Russian press has just reported a typical "Russian" problem.

 The Armenian Viper
Animal indigenous to Armenia:
The Armenian Viper
an endangered species.
(Victim of genocide?)

Krasnoarmeisk is a city of some 25,000 people. This city is located about 25 miles north of the Russian capital city of Moscow. A large number of "illegal" Armenian immigrants have settled in this city.

In early July there was a fight in a Krasnoarmeisk café between Russians and Armenians. A 43 year old Armenian, Garik Sayan, stabbed 26 year old Russian, Izor Samoluk. The Armenian knife attack set off a Russian riot. Russians marched through the city attacking anyone who even looked liked an Armenian.

A few days later there were non-violent protests by angry Russian citizens who objected to the illegal Armenian immigrants. A new organization has opened in Moscow and it has a web site titled "The Movement Against Illegal Immigrants" at

The Movement Against Illegal Immigrants states: "We are the masters of our own home and it's the right of the master to decide in which room to settle a guest and for what duration, or whether or not to let him in at all, for example, when a guest comes only to rob you or to kick you from your own home."

Last Friday there was a mass Russian anti-Armenian protest rally in the city-square of Krasnoarmeisk. The anti-Armenian protest rally was shown on Russian television. One older woman addressed the large crowd and stated: "As a grandmother, as a mother, I do not want these people here. They do not live here and they are not registered here. Let them stop crowding us out of our markets." Other Krasnoarmeisk citizens loudly objected to the Armenian takeover of the city's markets, shops and cafes and even the hospitals.


The Russians have been the best friends and blood brothers of the Armenians dating back to the early 1800s when Czarist Russia began taking Muslim lands by armed force and then recruiting Armenian Christians to come and resettle on the land. Now the Russians are beginning to pay a terrible price for moving the Armenians into these lands. In every country of the world-self-interested Armenians move in and den up together. Perhaps the Russians will now learn from their mistake in judgment and stop pumping billions of dollars in aid as loans and military hardware into the landlocked tiny place called Armenia.

The Russians are learning what Americans have learned dating back to 1918 and forward to this present day. No nation can ever give the Armenians enough to satisfy their greed and lust for other people's lands and property. Armenians are taught from birth by their state-owned, one and only Church that the world owes them whatever they ask or demand -for free!

The Armenian Church teaches hate not love ! It is past time for all nations to stop treating the Armenian den of snakes as honored guests. The Armenians have no appreciation for what any nation gives and does for them. Russia is the latest of a long line of examples of Armenian freeloading.





Angry Town Wants to Kick Out Immigrants

By Oksana Yablokova, Staff Writer

Monday, July 15, 2002

Less than a week after a violent clash between ethnic Russians and Armenians in a Moscow region town, several hundred residents gathered outside the local administration building Friday to demand the expulsion of illegal immigrants and the release of two Russian men who were arrested during the clash.

Speakers were shown on television addressing a crowded square in Krasnoarmeisk, a town of 25,000 people located 15 kilometers north of Moscow, and urging authorities to expel immigrants, mainly from the Caucasus region, who lack proper residence and registration documents.

"As a grandmother, as a mother, I do not want these people to be here," a woman was shown on NTV television shouting into a microphone. "They are not registered here, they do not live here. Let them stop crowding us out of our markets." Other agitated Krasnoarmeisk residents shouted that Armenians control not only the town's markets, shops and cafes but also its hospitals.

Vitaly Pashentsev, head of the Krasnoarmeisk administration, defended the residents' right to protest. "There are no chauvinist roots to this," he said, Reuters reported. "Residents simply ask people to live according to the norms established here. And I believe that is a fair, proper demand."

The clashes last Sunday began with a brawl in a local cafe in which Igor Samoluk, 26, was stabbed with a knife by ethnic Armenian Garik Sayan, 43. A group of enraged ethnic Russians then drove through the town, attacking anyone who looked like a native of the Caucasus. Wielding wooden sticks, the attackers injured at least 12 people, five of whom were hospitalized.


Armenians said Russians forced their way into apartments occupied by Armenians and beat up male residents.

Police denied the violence was ethnic. Sayan was arrested and charged with purposefully inflicting severe injury, and two of the Russian attackers were jailed on charges of hooliganism, RIA Novosti reported.

The loudest and most active of the protesters on Friday were relatives and friends of the two Russian detainees.

No violence was reported during Friday's protest, a spokesman for the regional police said. Local police watched but did not interfere to avoid provoking disturbances, the spokesman was quoted by Interfax as saying. Pashentsev said police will stay on alert for at least a week.

It was not immediately clear who was behind the protest. The Kommersant newspaper reported that anonymous leaflets urging locals not to give their city over to "alien hands" and to come to the rally had been posted around the city two days before.

A group of seven men clad in black military-style uniforms, a sign of membership in an extremist organization, were spotted among the protesters, news reports said.

Yevgeny Bykov, a spokesman for the ultranationalist Pamyat organization, confirmed thaN some of the group's activists were at the rally but he said they had not organized it.

"Our goal is to be in places where the rights of Russians, the title nation, are abused by people of other nationalities who are involved in criminal activities. We turned up there to support our brothers," Bykov said in a telephone interview Sunday.

Pamyat is one of the oldest nationalist and anti-Semitic groups in Russia, but the number of its supporters has declined. Bykov would not say how many followers the group has across Russia.



Friday's rally got outspoken support from a new group called the Movement Against Illegal Immigrants, whose web site appeared last Wednesday at According to the site, the movement was created by several residents of Moscow and the Moscow region in response to clashes between locals and immigrants, including the clash in Krasnoarmeisk. Its aim is to fight illegal immigrants by all legitimate means, the movement's statement said.

"We are the masters of our own home and it's the right of the master to decide in which room to settle a guest and for what duration, or whether not to let him in at all, for example, when a guest comes only to rob you or to kick you from your own home," is the movement's motto. The web site carries no contact information other than an e-mail address.

It was unclear what role if any the movement played in organizing Friday's rally, although the first item on its agenda is organizing mass public actions against illegal immigrants. The web site also called for the release of the two detained men.

Alexander Markin, the prosecutor of the Pushkin region, to which Krasnoarmeisk belongs, was quoted in Saturday's Izvestia as saying those behind the web site face criminal prosecution for inciting ethnic hatred.

Racially motivated attacks are not new to Moscow and other Russian cities, but mass protests against people from the Caucasus are rare in central Russia.

Staff Writer Nabi Abdullaev contributed to this report.


A Desperate, Destitute Nation Deserts Itself

Monday, April 30, 2001

Armenia: Massive exodus dashes dreams born with independence in 1991.

By JOHN DANISZEWSKI, Times Staff Writer

CHARENTSAVAN, Armenia--Masis Kocharian is a typical resident of this
town, which is to say that he is tired, poor and yearning to be gone.
He is so desperate to get away--like half of the town before him--that
given the chance he will offer you his two-room apartment in a workers
dormitory and all the furnishings. All he asks for in return is bus fare to
Russia and a few dollars to get settled there--maybe $250 at most.
"And I promise," he adds, "you will never see me again."
To Armenian patriots, Kocharian is an all too common example of a
national dream gone sour.

For centuries, Armenians were a people without a state, ruled over by
Turks, Persians, Mongols and Russians. In World War I--their blackest
hour--they were rounded up, starved, raped and murdered in a genocide that
foreshadowed the worst crimes of the century.

Those who survived took sanctuary under Soviet rule or scattered across
Europe, the Middle East and the Americas, keeping alive their 1,700-year-old Christian faith, their customs and their language with its unique alphabet invented by a monk in AD 404.

Then, in 1991, with the collapse of the Soviet Union, an unforeseen
opportunity opened up. For the first time since the Middle Ages, the
Armenian people had their own sovereign state, a homeland where they could return, prosper and build a secure future for their children.

Ten years later, however, the hopes remain unfulfilled. Instead of the
Armenian diaspora flocking home to build their country, the opposite is
occurring: Armenians are leaving at an alarming pace. Of the nearly 3.7
million living in the country at the time of independence, an estimated 1
million have left.

Standing in the square of this poverty-ridden factory town, where all
nine plants have shut down, it's easy to see why they go. Clothes are
shabby. Cheeks are hollow. Belts are cinched tight. Desperation is written
on almost every face. And almost every day, the buses leave for Russia and
beyond, carrying a new cargo of emigrants.

Designed as a model industrial city 20 miles north of the capital,
Yerevan, to serve the aims of the Soviet Union, Charentsavan lost its
economic purpose when the Soviet Union ceased to exist.
Cut off both from raw materials and customers, its defense, tool,
cement and machine-making factories collapsed. Armenia's six-year war with
its eastern neighbor, Azerbaijan, over the disputed enclave of
Nagorno-Karabakh, and a consequent trade embargo with its western neighbor, Turkey, only worsened the suffering. The town began to wither.
Out of a population of 45,000, more than 20,000 people have left, says
Charentsavan Mayor Rudolf Mnatsakian.

Of those still here, at most 2,200 have jobs. "It is a tragedy for our town and for Armenia," he says. "We are trying to stop the emigration, but nature is stronger: If there is nothing to eat in a family, it is only logical to leave."

Bus station manager Yuri Gasparian adds it up: "The math is simple. An
average monthly salary is $6, while a kilo of bread costs 38 cents. So your
salary is not even enough to buy you bread and water."

Despite Foreign Aid, 80% Live in Poverty

Charentsavan is not unique in Armenia. Aside from the thin layer of
development in the capital, the country is grindingly poor. Despite $1.4
billion in U.S. aid over the past decade, and the government's attempts to
promote commerce and investment, 80% of the country's people live in poverty on less than $25 a month, says sociologist Gevorg Poghosyan.
The official unemployment rate is 17%, but a more accurate figure is
50%, he says. And even people who have jobs often don't get paid.
Under the circumstances, economic emigration has hidden benefits for
Armenia, Poghosyan points out. Those who leave find jobs abroad--mostly in Russia--and send money back to their dependents here. "It means less social and political tension, because those people are not all here demanding
work," he says.

But on the other side, "it is very bad, because we have lost our
population. Armenia is being depopulated. Families are breaking up," he
says. "And those who are leaving are the ones who are the most economically active."

The emigration is also reflected demographically. With so many men
working abroad, Poghosyan says, there are now 57 women to every 43 men, an imbalance that hinders the creation of families.

Poghosyan, head of the Armenian Sociological Assn., says that
three-fifths of the emigres go to Russia because it is nearby and because
they have no language difficulties there. One-fifth go to Western Europe or
the United States, and the others are dispersing around the world. (There
are many more ethnic Armenians outside Armenia than inside it. Southern
California, with 800,000, is considered the world's second-largest Armenian
center after Yerevan.)

"If you have the chance to leave Armenia, you must do it," says
Kocharian, the man desperate to sell his apartment. "And as soon as

Kocharian and his wife live on the fifth floor of the workers
dormitory. He has not seen their children in the four years since he sent
them to live with relatives in Russia. At the moment, he says, he cannot
even afford a stamp to answer his son's latest letter. Once a driver,
Kocharian has not held a steady job in 10 years.

"Now I survive on buying things cheaply and then trying to sell them in
a different village, with a very small markup," he says. "But it gives me
too little."

If he makes it to Russia, he vows, he will be happy to dig the earth
with a rusty spade or to clean toilets--anything to survive.

History Weighs Heavy on an Ancient Society

The principal of Charentsavan High School No. 5, Pap Shakhnazarian,
says he has seen enrollment fall from 1,175 in 1986, when he started as a
mathematics teacher, to 560. Forty students have left since September.
"If the exodus of Armenians is not stopped, there will be no one left
in this country in a couple of years," Shakhnazarian says. "It is strange,
this feeling like a boarder in your own country. You know that . . . sooner
or later, you too will have to leave."

The other two newly independent ex-Soviet states next door, Georgia and
Azerbaijan, have also seen their populations severely depleted, losing more
than half a million people each, for similar reasons.


(The rest of the article gets into the familiar terrain of genocide victimization.)

"West" Accounts


Armenian Views
Geno. Scholars


Turks in Movies
Turks in TV


This Site

...Is to expose the mythological “Armenian genocide,” from the years 1915-16. A wartime tragedy involving the losses of so many has been turned into a politicized story of “exclusive victimhood,” and because of the prevailing prejudice against Turks, along with Turkish indifference, those in the world, particularly in the West, have been quick to accept these terribly defamatory claims involving the worst crime against humanity. Few stop to investigate below the surface that those regarded as the innocent victims, the Armenians, while seeking to establish an independent state, have been the ones to commit systematic ethnic cleansing against those who did not fit into their racial/religious ideal: Muslims, Jews, and even fellow Armenians who had converted to Islam. Criminals as Dro, Antranik, Keri, Armen Garo and Soghoman Tehlirian (the assassin of Talat Pasha, one of the three Young Turk leaders, along with Enver and Jemal) contributed toward the deaths (via massacres, atrocities, and forced deportation) of countless innocents, numbering over half a million. What determines genocide is not the number of casualties or the cruelty of the persecutions, but the intent to destroy a group, the members of which are guilty of nothing beyond being members of that group. The Armenians suffered their fate of resettlement not for their ethnicity, having co-existed and prospered in the Ottoman Empire for centuries, but because they rebelled against their dying Ottoman nation during WWI (World War I); a rebellion that even their leaders of the period, such as Boghos Nubar and Hovhannes Katchaznouni, have admitted. Yet the hypocritical world rarely bothers to look beneath the surface, not only because of anti-Turkish prejudice, but because of Armenian wealth and intimidation tactics. As a result, these libelous lies, sometimes belonging in the category of “genocide studies,” have become part of the school curricula of many regions. Armenian scholars such as Vahakn Dadrian, Peter Balakian, Richard Hovannisian, Dennis Papazian and Levon Marashlian have been known to dishonestly present only one side of their story, as long as their genocide becomes affirmed. They have enlisted the help of "genocide scholars," such as Roger Smith, Robert Melson, Samantha Power, and Israel Charny… and particularly  those of Turkish extraction, such as Taner Akcam and Fatma Muge Gocek, who justify their alliance with those who actively work to harm the interests of their native country, with the claim that such efforts will help make Turkey more" democratic." On the other side of this coin are genuine scholars who consider all the relevant data, as true scholars have a duty to do, such as Justin McCarthy, Bernard Lewis, Heath Lowry, Erich Feigl and Guenter Lewy. The unscrupulous genocide industry, not having the facts on its side, makes a practice of attacking the messenger instead of the message, vilifying these professors as “deniers” and "agents of the Turkish government." The truth means so little to the pro-genocide believers, some even resort to the forgeries of the Naim-Andonian telegrams or sources  based on false evidence, as Franz Werfel’s The Forty Days of Musa Dagh. Naturally, there is no end to the hearsay "evidence" of the prejudiced pro-Christian people from the period, including missionaries and Near East Relief representatives, Arnold Toynbee, Lord Bryce, Lloyd George, Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, and so many others. When the rare Westerner opted to look at the issues objectively, such as Admirals Mark Bristol and Colby Chester, they were quick to be branded as “Turcophiles” by the propagandists. The sad thing is, even those who don’t consider themselves as bigots are quick to accept the deceptive claims of Armenian propaganda, because deep down people feel the Turks are natural killers and during times when Turks were victims, they do not rate as equal and deserving human beings. This is the main reason why the myth of this genocide has become the common wisdom.