ISSN 1829-4618

THE PROSPECTS OF THE GENERATION CHANGES IN THE DIASPORA IN THE CONTEXT OF STRATEGIC INTERESTS OF ARMENIA. “PRESERVING ARMENIANNESS” WITHOUT “LAND-PRESERVATION” IS MEANINGLESS

By: Avakian Knarik, Institute of History of NAS RA

The ideas of preserving Homeland and Armenianness have different perception and demonstration in the Armenian Diaspora. The explanation to these is the changeable attitude of the Armenian political parties towards Motherland, as well as the changes of generations that are taking place in the Diaspora through decades. As a result, the ideas of Motherland and nationality have undergone transformation.
Within a century (from the beginning of the 20th century to the beginning of the 21st century) the previous perception of political-strategic interests of Armenia in the Diaspora has been gradually replaced with the priority of globalization аnd even with the superiority of strategic interests of countries, where the Diaspora Armenians dwell. Generally these interests contradict to the interests of Armenia and partner countries.
It is high time for the Diaspora Armenians to undertake realistic and practical activities directed to the preserving of the national entity and consolidation in Homeland, because the interests of Motherland come first.

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