SYRIAN-ARMENIANS' DILEMMA - COMMUNITY PRESERVATION OR MIGRATION?
Armenian News-NEWS.am presents Nanore Barsoumian's article posted on the The Armenian Weekly with extractions.
In recent days, as violence continues in Syria, various steps have been taken in Armenia to decide rather indefinite situation of the Armenian community there.
The issue of immigrating to Armenia is not as simple as could have been imagined.
Historian Ara Sanjian at the University of Michigan-Dearborn believes Armenians worldwide must provide moral and financial support to the Armenians in Syria.
Regarding the efforts of the Armenian Government, Sanjian believes that officials do not understand the problems of Diaspora well.
"The Armenian Government can do very little because of the situation in Syria, the poor economy in Armenia, and more importantly, because there is very little hard knowledge among the government officials and in the media about the realities of life in Diaspora," he added.
- 1850 The Caucasian Geography Section of the Russian Geographical Society is created in Tbilissi (Georgia).
- 1903 Demonstration in Alexandropol (Gyumri) against the confiscation of church property by the Tsar.
- 1928 Birth of Constantine Orbelyan (composer and conductor).
- 1993 The UN Security Council, at its 3259th meeting, adopts resolution 853.