Russian Patriarch Visits Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan - April, 2010

When it comes to news reports about the Armenian Genocide, I want the reader to notice the subtle yet significant differences in the reporting styles of Russian and American news press. When an official Russian source mentions an event related to the Armenian Genocide, it is unmistakably presented as the Armenian Genocide. However, when an American news source such the CIA founded propaganda outlets known as Radio Liberty (who's Armenian department is run by Armenians) mentions anything about the Armenian Genocide, the term Genocide is either not used, placed in quotation marks and the other side of the story is presented as well. Every single mainstream American news agency does this and they have been doing this  for decades.

Guess what folks? It's by design.

There has been an anti-Armenian agenda in Washington for decades. Yet, come April, we still have fools in our community that drop their pants and bend-over with hope every single time. When questioned, those that bend-over every year are also the first ones that give pathetic excuses as to why the American press chooses to cast doubt on or simply ignore the Armenian Genocide. The excuse they give is more-or-less the following: "unfortunately America's national interests does not allow Washington to openly acknowledge the Armenian Genocide."


Well, imagine the public outcry, the severe indignation, the out-pouring of raw hate and anger by us Armenians had another important political player in the region that portrays itself as a friend of Armenians been working actively against our Hay Dat for their self-serving "national interest".

Imagine the fury if for example if Moscow was working against our recognition efforts.
It seems that Washington is the only political entity on earth today we Armenians voluntarily and persistently make excuses for. When it come to Washington, or Jews for that matter, we Armenians understand, we Armenian
s can wait, we Armenians are hopeful, we Armenians are grateful... We Armenians are pathetic!


Last I checked, Moscow was trying very hard to move closer to Turkey and encourage Ankara to move away from the Atlantic alliance... Last I checked, Moscow considered Turkey an important regional player it wanted to have good relations with... Last I checked, Turkey controlled one of Russia's most vital trade routes, the Dardanelles... Last I checked, Moscow provided Turkey with well over fifty percent of Turkey's energy needs... Last I checked, Turkey was one of Russia's biggest trading partners... Last I checked, tens-of-thousands of Russians were tanning themselves on Turkish beaches all along the Mediterranean Sea...
 

The point I'm trying to make is this: Moscow has just as many interests in Turkey as Washington and Tel Aviv. So, why isn't Moscow pathetically kissing Turkish asses like Washington and Tel Aviv do on a regular basis? And why doesn't Ankara threaten Moscow on a regular basis like it threatens Washington and Tel Aviv?

Logic would dictate that Moscow has every reason in the "political interests" book to ignore and/or cast doubt on the Armenian Genocide much like how Washington and Tel Aviv have been doing for decades. Since Russia has important interests and strategic ties with Ankara, why is it that the Russian Duma continues to recognize the Armenian Genocide? Why is it that Russia's official press continues to treat the Armenian Genocide as a historical fact? Why is it that Putin, Medvedev, Lavrov, Ivanov... and now the Russian Patriarch have visited the Armenian Genocide memorial?

The reality of the matter is Russians don't really have to do us Armenians any favors simply because Armenia exists today as a result of Russian presence in the Caucasus. But by not doing us Armenians any favors Moscow can actually have a freer hand in encouraging Ankara to move closer to
it; and through it all Armenia would still not have the option of breaking away from Moscow.


So, taking all these political nuances into consideration, why does Moscow continue towing the Armenian line when it comes to a topic that has no real political value for it, despite clear advantages for it if it stops doing so? 

Is it perhaps because the Russian Federation sees Armenia as a natural partner, a natural ally that needs to be nurtured and protected, unlike Washingtonian officials that see a dollar value on everything on earth and would even sell their mothers to the highest bidder?

Of course none of this applies to Washington's relationship with Israel which is a symbiotic relationship, for the two cannot live without each other. I think our many Russophobic "nationalists" seriously need to think about this one.

Nevertheless, can any one of you imagine the orgasmic euphoria Armenians in America would have felt had a high ranking official from Washington... wait, strike that. Can any one of you imagine the orgasmic euphoria Armenians in America would have felt had virtually 'anybody' from the state of Maryland visited Tsitsernakaberd?

To think of all our limited resources and efforts being wasted by our idiots in America in an utterly corrupt place like Washington is sicking. As far as I'm concerned, it is immensely more important for the Russian Federation to continue recognizing the Armenian Genocide than it is for Washington. Instead of wasting time writing letters to American politicians and begging them for favors, American-Armenians would do better if they wrote letters of thanks and appreciation to the Russian Duma.

Arevordi


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Russian Patriarch Visits Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan


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CrossTalk on Genocide: Turkey's Burden: http://www.youtube.com/user/RussiaToday#p/u/21/5xfrb_sCzDs


The head of the Russian Orthodox Church paid tribute on Wednesday to the victims of Armenian genocide, laying flowers to a memorial in the South Caucasus country's capital Yerevan.Turkey has always refused to recognize the killings of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians in the dying days of the Ottoman Empire in 1915 as an act of genocide. A number of countries have recognized the killings in Armenia as the first genocide of the 20th century. Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia began a three-day visit to Armenia on Tuesday to meet the country's leadership and lay the foundation of a new Russian church. Catholicos of All Armenians Garegin II, who leads the Armenian Apostolic Church, also laid flowers to the Tsitsernakaberd memorial dedicated to the victims of the genocide. Armenian priests then held a short service for the dead. Kirill called on the Russian community in Yerevan to study Armenian and to actively integrate into society. "I am calling on you to be active members of Armenian society, to make your contribution to its culture, to study the language so that nothing prevents you from actively participating in the country's public life," the Russian Church leader told hundreds of Russians who gathered in Yerevan's main Russian Orthodox church. The patriarch said Christian roots are "the firmest basis for good relations" between Armenia and Russia and thanked Garegin II for promoting good relations with the Russian people. He also thanked Armenia for its respectful attitude toward the Russian language. More than 90% of Armenians belong to the Armenian Apostolic Church, which is in dialogue but not in communion with most Eastern Orthodox Churches, including Russian, due to certain dogmatic differences.

Source: http://en.rian.ru/Religion/20100317/158229365.html


Russian Patriarch Given Armenian Church's Highest Honor


Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Welcomed in Headquarters of the Armenian Church


Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia received on Wednesday the highest award of the Armenian Apostolic Church - the Order of St. Gregory the Illuminator. St. Gregory, also known as Gregory the Enlightener, is credited with having converted Armenia to Christianity over 1,700 years ago. The award was given to the head of the Russian Orthodox Church in the Yerevan cathedral dedicated to the saint. Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan attended the ceremony. Catholicos of All Armenians Garegin II, who heads the Armenian Church, said the award was a token of fraternal love and respect from Armenians worldwide. More than 90% of Armenians belong to the Armenian Apostolic Church, which is in dialogue but not in communion with most Eastern Orthodox Churches, including Russian, due to certain dogmatic differences. Patriarch Kirill began a three-day visit to Armenia on Tuesday to meet the country's leadership and lay the foundation of a new Russian church. On Wednesday he paid tribute to the victims of Armenian genocide, laying flowers to a memorial in the South Caucasus country's capital. Turkey has always refused to recognize the killings of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians in the dying days of the Ottoman Empire in 1915 as an act of genocide. A number of countries have recognized the killings in Armenia as the first genocide of the 20th century.

Source: http://en.rian.ru/Religion/20100317/158230919.html

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