EMIGRATED ARMENIANS LOSE DESIRE TO VISIT HOMELAND - NEWSPAPER

August 02, 2013 | 08:53

YEREVAN. - The official data on the demographic situation in Armenia
make it clear that those people that had left Armenia but regularly
visit the homeland are reducing in number, Haykakan Zhamanak daily
reports.

"According to official statistics, the number of US citizens that
arrived in Armenia in the first half of this year is 9,500, in the
case when this was 14,700 last year. The French citizens made up 6,800
this year, against the 11,000 in the year past; 1,700 from Holland,
against 3,400 last year; 146,000 from Russia, against 182,000 in the
year past, etc.

"It is apparent that we are dealing with not solely a growing
emigration, but we are the eyewitnesses to a phenomenon when our
emigrated compatriots are losing the desire to be in the homeland at
least temporarily," Haykakan Zhamanak writes.

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